Day Two at the Festival of Quilts!
Remember this shot of the NEC from Monday?
Well here we are first thing this morning before the doors have opened:
and about an hour later.
I have a three day ticket, so am going for a few hours each day. It’s less overwhelming that way. I have enjoyed meeting some old friends from quilting; people I know from Devon and some from the Contemporary Quilt Group of the QGBI of which I’m a member.
I’ve also been hanging around my bed ‘Enter the Forest of Dreams’ and talking to people who’ve stopped to have a look. It’s not the best lighting ever nor the most glamourous of settings, but people seem to find it beautiful. I love telling people the story of my bed and how it has evolved into what they are now seeing.
I had a lectern made and my husband Steve, who is a copywriter, designed and wrote a plaque which tells part of the story, but I love interacting with people and telling it myself.
Steve and I are staying in Digbeth which is my favourite part of Birmingham. I’ve been taking a few photos and tonight we’re having a Lebanese meal with our great friends who live up here.
I will be back at the Festival of Quilts tomorrow, the final day. Please stop and visit my bed and say ‘Hi’ if I’m around. And a hundred thousand welcomes to Inspiraculum if you’re a new visitor.