Sunday, 12 May 2013

quilt show

It is a while since I blogged as I have not been too active with the needle recently.

On Saturday I went to Empress Mills in Colne, they manufacture threads and also sell fabrics and all sorts, well over the weekend they had a small show on with a few exhibitors,  Richard Box, Mabon Arts, Colourcraft and The Yorkshire book company to mention a few. There was also a exhibition taking part,  the North West Embroiderers Guild and the Halifax Guild were also there.   The quilts that were on show were wonderful,   a very sad tale, on the thursday night the place was broken into and at least 30 quilts were stolen, the poor ladies who lost their quilts must be so devastated,all that hard work and love that goes into making a quilt,  I do hope the police can find the culprits and return the quilts to the owners.
I have made a collage of the quilts  so will try and load it now.


That is great I have finally sorted how to load picasa collages, have even made notes for next time.
If any one wants to see an individual quilt just let me know as I have all the individual photos too.


Have done a couple more patchwork blocks,  I am now using cotton instead of ploy cotton but still not at the stage where I can use these blocks,   another collage coming now



The three blue ones are still poly cotton,   a small piece of drunkards path, a kaleidoscope and a five pointed star.
The green ones are stepping stones,migration, points practise and spinning star. The migration I have got the top left hand part set in incorrectly, it needs turning anti clockwise 90 degrees. These four were from the book  Fat quarters shape workshop blocks.
I seem to struggle with the easy angle (for half square triangles) and the companion angle ( for quarter square triangles)  have bought the specialist templates but wonder if it would be easier to try the old fashioned way,   I suppose the more I practise the easier it will become, well it had better become easier!
Thanks for visiting me and happy stitching.

19 comments:

The Pied Pedlar said...

Are any off the stolen quilt on your photo.

Pippas quilts said...

What a dreadful thing to happen Quilts are such personal things, hope the police can track them down. I remember something like this happening in USA and they put a picture of the quilts and all the bloggers, facebook, and other similar sites posted up the pictures do not know if they got them back but it might be worth a try for the people that lost them. Your blocks look lovely, so many different techniques. Well done.

Nana said...

I really love the fabrics you chose for the blocks!

What would thievs do with all those quilts? This is strange, really strange... crazy people out there.

Nana

Anneliese said...

Awful news, Margaret, what a terrible thing for the ladies whose quilts have been stolen.

Anneliese said...

I had not finished - but I cant correct here. Your collage is so good. It is a lovely idea to show much on one photo. And I am looking with great interest at your blocks.

Susan Hook said...

All the quilts look lovely Margaret, it is so sad that there are people out there that would think of doing such a thing, I hope they get what they deserve!

Queeniepatch said...

I wish some people had 'stitchy' fingers instead of 'sticky' fingers. Shame on the quilt thieves!
You say you haven't been active with the needle recently. Well your sewing machine needle hasn't been idle! Those blocks are great. With many patterns you really need to keep a cool organised head (that is why I don't do much piecework!!!) and they are obviously becoming easier the more you practice, so keep up the good work.
Thank you for posting the pictures from the show. The half circle with red background looks interesting.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Margaret. How very sad that someone would steal quilts.. Nice quilts in the collage and congratulation on learning the Picasa collage program.. Neat hey?? Hugs Judy

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Some people just have no respect. Those quilts look amazing, bet you felt really inspired! :) x

Suztats said...

Hi Margaret. What a shame about the stolen quilts. I don't understand that kind of behavior. Those poor ladies who lost all their work.
Your collage looks great. Picasa makes it so easy and fun to do. Your practice pieces look so good. I'm not into sane quilting, but I appreciate all the work required for perfect pattern piecing, especially since I don't have the patience for it.

Gaia said...

Your blocks are looking nice. It is sad to hear what has happened at the quilting show. I hope they catch the thief !

Judith said...

My heart goes out to the people who had their amazing work stolen. I do hope they manage to recover them and bring the thief to justice. The quilts are beautiful.

Jules said...

How awful - there are some rotten people around. Let's hope they get found soon.I love your collage of quilts - and well done on all those blocks!

Jayne Andrew said...

My mum's quilt was one of stolen quilts from Empress Mills. The quilting group I belong to lost 16 quilts all together, one lady lost 8 quilts. We are all devastated as you can imaging the quilts have taken many years to make. If anyone has any information about the quilts please email me at jayne.andrew@talktalk.net
Jayne Andrew

Kippy SoMature said...

oh Jayne - I am so sorry about your mum and the other's quilts - I pray that they will be recovered rapidly and in the same condition as when they were stolen.

Margaret - well done on all your creative work! quilting and stitching you excel in - and now photography ;) at some point I will attempt a collage - now that you have done it, it encourages me to try as well!

Anita said...

Margaret, you've done a great job! your collage looks wonderful.I don't understand why anybody would want to steal quilts and I feel sorry for the ladies who've lost their work and pray for the recovery ...
I'm so sorry about your mother's quilt Jayne and I hope it will be recovered soon...

Raewyn said...

That is a terrible story about the stolen quilts - I sure do hope they are found and returned to their rightful owners. Good on you with your patchwork blocks... I am sure these will be completely useable in a quilt when you have made a few more! The picasso collage is a great idea, too.

desertskyquilts said...

How sad about the quilts being stolen! Who would do such a thing? It isn't like diamonds or something with large resale value! Not that *that* would be an excuse, but I don't see a reason for stealing quilts.

Judy McCarthy said...

Pretty low thing to do- break in and steal 30 quilts. How devastating for the owners of those quilts.So much time and effort lost.