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Monday, 18 March 2013

Oh, what an inspiration-weekend ...


JULIE  KVAMME won the visitor`s prize as well as first prize in the
 competition for traditional quilts. It is called "The Monster Wave"

Here is the winner of Open Class quilt. ELI TJETLAND made
"after the storm comes extreme-weather" (very free translation by me).

Kathrines Quiltestue won the prize for the best shop:
here  a picture in the corner of her shop represented with a picture of
 MayBritt`s quilt pattern by Sue Daley.

Well, a lovely and hectic weekend has passed as the yearly
 Norwegian Quilt Meet  is over. Winners of all categories of quilts have
 received  their prizes.  Please check Abyquilt and Hannequilt for perfect pictures
of most of all quilts.  (glad they are blog-experts!!)
Joanna Figueroa from Fig Tree brought like 10 tons of gorgeous quilts
for us to enjoy. Her show and tell was amazing.
She also held several classes during this weekend.

Here is my work-class-teacher Ann, the designer name AnnAKa.
 The committee had arranged for about 15 different teachers to give
 classes. Next to half me you see 2 of my Tuesday-group friends:
Gudrun and Berit. Spending 8 hours with Ann over two days
was great. Her table-runner on the left and my start on the right:-)

Shops from almost all over Norway were joined together in an
 enormous hall. Love my few  buys this year ... lol ....

Fabrics for a bag-to-be, machin-needles and rotary blade,
 and "Civil War"fabrics for making a table-topper. I bought the 
pattern some months back when Sue Daley visited Norway. Oddbjørg
and I will both  make the bag and the runner one of these days :))

We visited all shops,Oddbjørg and I. Here we stopped at Anne Heidi`s shop
 "LAPPEMOR".  Anne Heidi  has resently made the gorgeous quilt
" Scrappy Trip  around the World" you can see on the wall.

Finally I must show you my contribution for the Norwegian Quilt Association
celebrating 25 years this year. In our logo colours:black,red,white and blue
our task were to make a quilt with any pattern you wanted. 26 gorgeous
 and very different styled wall-quilts will be shown on the Festival of Quilts
  in Birmingham,UK in August this year. It means you will see mine up
there on the wall there if you are visiting the Festival take the trip:-)
I have called mine "Pleasure of a Membership".

Better practise more with the freezing paper now. Struggling
  abit really, but nice to try. Till next time Happy Sewing :))


May Britt said...

So nice to meet you this weekend. So much to see and so many temptations.

Gudveig HN said...

Nydelig jubileumsteppe du har sydd!
Flott treff i helga :-)

Annemariesquilt said...

Tusen takk for flott innlegg. Det var veldig koselig å møte deg på ordentlig :-)
Nå gleder jeg meg til en fri dag og tid til å sy !

Yvonne W said...

What a lovely quilt convention. The shops are so tempting too.
Congratulations on your quilt and what an achievement to see it up at the Birmingham quilt show-- will you be attending?


Everything is just beautiful--way too pretty--some very talented ladies there--glad you had fun!
Hugs, di and miss gracie

Kayly said...

Congratulations for having your quilt picked to go to Birmingham!
Your annual Quilt Guild meeting sounds and looks wonderful. No wonder you all have fun.

Grete said...

Dette var ei skikkelig inspirasjonshelg! Flott bidrag til 25 års quilteglede du har laget, og morsomt at alle sammen blir stilt uti Birmingham.
Veldig koselig å møte deg "live" og snakke med deg og din følgesvenninne!

Raewyn said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time - with beautiful quilts to see and a great class - your table runner will be so nice. How wonderful that your quilt will hang at the Festival of Quilts!! Happy sewing!!

Edny sine puslerier said...

Nydelige tepper og kjempekjekk helg! Flott innlegg du har laget. Trivelig å være sammen med likesinnede.

Houseelf said...

What a wonderful and inspiring weekend you had. I will look forward to seeing your quilt in Birmingham this year. Lovely progress on your table runner.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Wow, congratulations Grethe on your quilt! What a fabulous show!!!!