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Duxford Quilt Festival: The Lowdown


054 051 045 041   We did it!  It was a lot of work but also a whole lot of fun.  On the 6th, 7th and 8th of March, you could find Backstitch not only at our Burwash Manor shop just outside Cambridge, but also two junctions down the M11 at the Imperial War Museum where we had a stand as part of the Duxford Spring Quilt Festival.

It was so lovely to see so many of our regular customers - and thank you to Sue who minded the stand for me on Friday whilst I went and got cake (very important!)  It was also great to spread the word to lots of new quilty folk, some of whom we've also welcomed at our shop already.

There were lots of other lovely stands for people to browse and the exhibition quilts showed some incredible technical skill.  I took a few pictures of the ones I liked best - the more traditional ones in composition, rather than the picture quilts which are less my thing.

Did you go?  What did you think? 060070065

Three quilts above are from the '10 Years of Stitching' collection by the Orton Community Quilters, Peterborough.  Top to Bottom there is: 'Humble Beginnings' by Angela Henderson, 'Maroon Melody' and 'Jacob's Scrappy Ladder' both by Hilary Hogg.

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  • Cally Yates

    Cally Yates

    March 22nd 2015 at 6:28 pm

    I made it to Duxford for the first time ever bringing a couple of friends (also Duxford virgins)
    We had a wonderful day, spent a fortune and had great fun chatting with like minded folk. I finished my first quilt (a raggy) a month ago.

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