Oast Quilt Show

I spent last weekend at Canterbury with Gabi, Denise, Laura and Becky at the Oast Quilt Show, working on the Peabees trade stand. At the back, you can just see Gabi’s fantastic Hungry Caterpillar quilt. Very busy on the Friday but I did manage to see the quilts when it was quieter.

 This is my favourite – or a detail of it at least! Made by Tracey from Dragonfly Quilters (sorry, my memory can’t quite come up with the rest of her name), it’s been handsewn. Absolutely gorgeous!

On the Saturday, we were warned that a lady might be upset at viewing one of the quilts facing our stand. It had been made from her late husband’s shirts , without her knowledge. We kept an eye open but never did see anyone get emotional – although we all were rather touched by the story! Hope she did like it when her friend gave it to her…

It’s been a very busy week, what with one thing and another, but not much sewing going on. DD1 is now home from uni in Stirling for the summer and DS is in the middle of his A2 exams.  I’m hoping to get some sewing done this weekend and plan to take some handwork with me on the train next week. I’m taking DD2 with me to Scotland for my Grandpa’s funeral. He was 97 and we all miss him dreadfully but it is good to think of him with Granny after 31 years apart.


About sheppeylass

Mum of 4, I live on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent. I've always sewn but the quilting bug snagged me a couple of years ago and now, with the encouragement of my artist husband, I'm spreading my wings into textile art.
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4 Responses to Oast Quilt Show

  1. maggi21 says:

    Looks like you had a good time. Thanks for the photo of your favourite. Condolences for your Grandpa but at last you know he is in a happy place.

  2. Cyndi says:

    Hi Fiona! I just found your blog through Kirsten’s and thought I’d pay you a visit. I see that you are fairly new to blogging, so welcome! I will be following along to see all of the things you are doing. And, I wanted to pass on my sincerest sympathies at the passing of your grandfather. I know how hard that is; I lost my grandpa about 20 years ago and I still miss him every day. I pray God gives you healing and comfort.

    Come on by my blog – I’m posting a give away tomorrow and I’d love to have you enter if you’d like!

    Have a wonderful day!!



    • sheppeylass says:

      Cyndi, thanks for your comments. I’ve just had a look at your blog and seen all those lovely treasures that you’ve won! They all look great but you’ll really enjoy “Make!” A copy lives on the shelf by my machine! 🙂


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