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Appliqué with an English country theme

Appliqué Quilts, especially Baltimore Album Quilts are always ‘show-stoppers’ at Quilt events. I was inspired by these beautiful quilts to create my own range of designs  which give an English twist to this American quilt tradition. The plants, flowers and birds in my English cottage garden provided plenty of ideas for appliqué designs. Check out the Gallery page to see some of my quilts as well as others made by students in my workshops using my Country Pleasures patterns. The Patterns page has details of the complete Country Pleasures range.

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Another busy year ahead! I will be demonstrating at several quilt shows in 2015 including the Spring  Festival at Duxford,  March 5 – 6, Springfields, Spalding , June 5 and 6, the Great Northern Quilt Show at Harrogate, Sept 4 – 6 and the Autumn Festival, Duxford, Oct 30 – Nov 1 . The Festival of Quilts at the NEC, Birmingham, 6 – 9 Aug is a ‘must’ for quilters – I will be on Stand QIA6.

It was good to meet so many of you at the shows this year. The workshops were fun and very well attended.  The last show of the year was at Duxford – a chance to see many of the designs from my book Beyond the Appliqué Garden.

Autumn Quilt Festival, Duxford November 2015

Enjoy your appliqué projects!

                                                   Shirley Bloomfield