This year promises to be one of the best ever at this wonderful show! It is our sixth (and final) appearance at the Festival of Quilts, so this will be your last chance to view new designs and programmes destined for the coming years. We will be showcasing some sneak peeks of new designs due to be released over the next twelve months, including works in progress: "Frangipani Summers" and "Love & Romance". We also have a whole new range of specials, exclusive to Birmingham, and not offered anywhere else, because we can't take our stock home with us.
Our most exciting new design is our Mystery Quilt "Miss Becky's Vintage Drapery". The only thing is, we can't show it to you, because it is just that ~ a mystery. This lovely quilt takes you on a walk through a drapery store of years gone by. We invited a guest designer to create this lovely quilt for us, and we couldn't be happier with the finished product. We know you will love it. Sign ups started in June, and we have a small number of places left. We will have some posters on display to show you sneak peeks, and, if you can't resist, you can sign up to start this Block of the Month in September, right after the show!
Another innovation is our twelve month Christmas Club. This club includes twelve lovely little decorations, sent out as one a month, beginning in October. You have the choice of traditional or shabby chic. Check this out on our "What's New?" Section of the website.
We are excited to release our latest design the Embroidered Alphabet. This comes as a pattern, and it includes the pattern and embroidery instructions for the full 26 letters, although we don't have colour photographs of all the letters at this stage. We will bring limited quantities with us because we need to reserve space this year more than ever.
Our beautifully elegant Edwardian quilt, "My Fair Lady" was released as a BOM in March 2017 ~ and we have set aside only twelve places in this BOM to offer our customers from the U.K. and others who visit this show. As with all our designs, fabric supply is limited, so best to sign up now to avoid missing out on these glorious fabrics. If you would like any further information, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
"An English Country Garden" ~ our lovely quilt inspired by our first wonderful trip through the countryside of your beautiful country ~ is now almost finished as a BOM. We have only a few places left now. This BOM had travelled across the globe ~ from Australia, to New Zealand, The U.S., U.K., The Netherlands, Norway, and many other countries. There are almost 400 people worldwide doing this BOM. We now have patterns of the individual blocks available, if you just want to dip your toe in the water rather than doing the whole quilt. Pictured below is the central panel ~ a lovely thatched cottage. This quilt features embroidery enhanced by water-colour pencils, and it has twelve embroidered blocks surrounding the large central cottage block. You can see some of these in the photos here.
Pictured below are some of our premium designs. These are just some of the lovely projects we will have for you to see.
We will be taking signings for our wonderful mystery gift programme *Gift of the Month* club for 2018, as well as for our BOMs, including our mystery quilt, due to start in September.
We have a very active Facebook page, and we post photos of our latest designs and new ideas coming up. Join one of our groups on Facebook ~ the Faeries Floss Stitchers, *Gift of the Month* Club, or An English Country Garden, "M'Lady's Dressing Room" and now "Elke's Garden of Daydreams and Forget-Me-Nots" ~ all five groups are designed to encourage everyone who loves to stitch. They are a lot of fun, and the members egg each other on, and are just so supportive and lovely. You can also sign up for our email newsletter ~ go to the left hand menu at the top of this page on the website.
SPECIALS BIN: This is our sixth and final of year doing this wonderful show, and we have some amazing specials for you. Most of our kits will be at half price or less (excluding brand new ones). There are some incredible bargains here, so make sure you check out these specials. There are even some large kits at half normal price or less, so hop in if you would like to make a beautiful quilt in exquisite fabrics.
Please say "Hello" to us when you visit our stand ~ C9. We would love to see you!
Scroll down to see some of the designs that will be on display and/or on special.