The glorious Bramble Patch quilt shop in Weedon Bec is holding an exhibition of antique and vintage quilts, demonstration of traditional hand quilting techniques etc and Macmillan coffee & cakes on Saturday 5th July. They’ve put some details on their website. Hilary is going and has up to 4 spaces in her car for anyone who’s interested.
Bedford to Weedon usually takes about 50 minutes but it’s worth the trip even when they’ve not got an exhibition. It’s the a fabric paradise, about 3 times bigger than Tudor Rose and just as friendly. One room is mainly batik, one ‘child’, another wools etc. And they’ve got three long-arm machines as well which are mesmerising when you see them in action. (It’s where I got all the fabric for a quilt I made for my mother and they did the long-arming too. I’d never paid for quilting before but it was a really interesting and enjoyable process. Plus my mother got the finished quilt this end of the century.)