07 August 2011

Festival of Quilts - only a few days to go!

The Festival of Quilts is nearly upon us again!

The show opens on Thursday 11th August, and this year it includes an exhibit from the Irish Patchwork Society. These quilts were selected from the "Branching Out" Exhibition that recently took place in the Botanic Gardens.

At the show will be the EQA exhibit - this year the theme was "A Circle of Friends".

Also, on the Thursday night will be the Fashion Sans Frontier event where Ireland, Russia and the UK will compete on the catwalk with their creations. Ireland has four representatives:
  • Paula Rafferty from the Mid-West Branch
  • Mogs McDonnell from the Western Branch
  • Bernadette Kelly from the South-West Branch
  • and Pauline Holt from the North-East Branch.
Each of these four people have been working away over the past few months each creating four outfits which will be modelled on the catwalk on the Thursday night. Hopefully there will be a large Irish contingent cheering them on on the night!


Lorna said...

Sounds great! Shame I won't be there on Thursday night! I will be there over the weekend! Please take tons of photographs for the blog! :)

Lorna said...

Good luck to you all at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC! I hope all goes well on Thursday and over the weekend! Please take lots of photos! :)