The Spring Quilt Festival was held at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford from 6th to 8th March 2015, right next to where a load of planes are kept. Quite a weird contrast when you go in – massive planes on your left and quilts and endless fabric on your right! It’s brilliant to have a fabric show that’s so close to where I live, as usually they’re all in London.
I don’t know if I’m just being picky but it was a bit confusing to find where you had to go in, I think we must have gone in the wrong entrance perhaps as it wasn’t very clear where to get the tickets. Once we were in, I loved it! Endless stalls of fabric are my idea of heaven! Unfortunately, not so much for Zak who I dragged along with me…bless him 🙂
I kind of assumed that taking photos of an event with lots of quilts on display for people to admire would be absolutely fine…But now I’ve learnt that maybe it’s best to ask beforehand as there were a few notices saying “no photography” on stalls although often they were tiny and I only noticed after I’d taken some photos. There’s one stall in particular with a huge wall of fabric that I thought would make a great picture but the stall holder was quite rude about me taking a photo so in the end I didn’t even bother. For every photo I took, I recorded every stallholder and artists’ name and logo if I could find it so that I could promote their work on my blog, but in future, I’ll definitely ask before taking photos. Maybe they think that people are taking photos to copy their work? I don’t know… I wouldn’t mind people taking photos of my stall but I’d probably want to know why, just ‘cos I’m nosey!
Enough ranting…if you like fabric, then they hold a show twice a year. Autumn and Spring. I wasn’t sure about going at first as I’m not really a quilter but if you have any interest in sewing and fabric then definitely go. There’s also workshops and lots of different sewing and embroidery machines to try out.