Quilt and Stitch Village

I’ve decided to enter another quilt competition and wondered if you also might like to?

The Quilt and Stitch Village 2013 is at Uttoxeter Racecourse (not too far from me!) from 26th-28th April 2013. I know this sounds like it’s absolutely ages away, but if you plan to make a new quilt especially for the show like I do, it’s really not all that long!

It costs £5 to enter (plus return postage costs) and you must complete the entry form and pay before the end of January. Categories are for quilts but there are also embroidery categories as well if that’s more your bag. Categories include wall hangings, innovative quilts and bed quilts, plus there’s a category for kids too. It seems a lot simpler than the Festival of Quilts and that’s not a bad thing! International and group entries are also welcome. It’s run by Sally Stephens who was the editor of Popular Patchwork during my time on Popular Crafts, so I feel like I sort of “know” her even though we only met a couple of times. More details can be found on the website HERE.

I’m planning on doing a pictorial quilt for the Innovative category (of course), but instead of my usual applique style I’m thinking of a pieced pixelated one…. but not sure of the subject matter yet! I thought of maybe making one of a musician or an actor, but nothing cliched like Audrey Hepburn, James Dean or The Beatles, someone more modern but will be iconic in the future. The only people I can think of right now are Morgan Freeman or Stephen Fry.

Would that be weird? I have other ideas if so, what do you think?



  1. Posted September 28, 2012 at 12:37 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Love your ideas….what about a self-portrait? 🙂

  2. Posted September 28, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I think Stephen Fry is absolutely fabulous! I definitely think better than a more typically historically famous person (which might come across as a bit cliched). Stephen Fry (who I loved as Gordon Gordon) has such great expressions-I think he’s look great in a quilt!

  3. Posted September 28, 2012 at 4:23 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Yes, Stephen fry would be a good “study” and not be cliched like Marilyn or any of the other frequently immortalised figures. And I think I might koin you in the competition, I had a quick look at the areas in the car on the way home today (i wasn’t driving!), and I need to have a think about what i fancy doing before I decide on category. I’ll have a good look through the rules too, that might help me choose an area. I decided I was definitely going to enter the Fest of Quilts after your inspirational entry this year, and this will be a good starting point for me. Thx for the info, Ange x

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