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August 31st, 2006

12 minutes “Festival of Quilts - Birmingham, UK “
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This month I thought I would give you a tiny peek at this terrific show in Birmingham England - it is the Festival of Quilts. And I was there teaching. WOW! What a show. The European quilters are incredibly creative. The links below are for those authors, teachers, and artists shown in the video.


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  • 1. susan chapman  |  August 31st, 2006 at 1:17 pm

    great video bonnie .. good to meet you

  • 2. Ineke Berlyn  |  August 31st, 2006 at 1:35 pm

    What a fantastic video - a brilliant way of reporting and seeing the show again.

  • 3. Jeri Riggs  |  August 31st, 2006 at 2:19 pm

    Wow, Bonnie! What a marvelous experience you had! Thank you so much for sharing it with us, and for your inspirational presentation. It was a huge amount of work to collect all the websites and make the edits for the video. Great work, and thanks again.

  • 4. leigh  |  August 31st, 2006 at 3:53 pm

    Great job Bonnie! You are taking it to the next level!
    Thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • 5. carol gagnon  |  August 31st, 2006 at 7:08 pm

    great video .. bonnie
    makes you too want to make more quilts..
    and take more classes.. carol

  • 6. Jean Arena  |  August 31st, 2006 at 7:10 pm

    Hi Bonnie,
    You’ve out done yourself this time. I want to thank you for the great footage of this wonderful Quilt Show. I really liked the Russian Quilts, would have loved to get a closer look at those. Can’t wait to see what you come up for us next month.

  • 7. Elaine Thomas  |  August 31st, 2006 at 7:27 pm

    Wow! What a great glimpse of the UK show….thanks so much!

  • 8. ellen Pfitzner  |  August 31st, 2006 at 7:41 pm

    Bonnie, I’ve been enjoying your videocast for the last few months, but absolutely loved the glimpse you gave of the Festival of Quilts. It was fantastic to see all these people from so many countries and all the wonderful quilts. Thanks

  • 9. Helen Deighan  |  September 1st, 2006 at 1:56 am

    Congratulations Bonnie - a wonderful video. Many thanks

  • 10. Nikki Tinkler  |  September 1st, 2006 at 2:36 am

    I’ve now been able to see wonderful pieces of work that I missed while “working” at Festival. I hope you do the same for other quilt shows around the world - more power to your passport! Thankyou, Bonnie Lyn.

  • 11. P.Shipman  |  September 1st, 2006 at 7:16 am

    Loved it–thanks–

  • 12. marion barnett  |  September 1st, 2006 at 9:34 am

    Nice work, Bonnie! Really gives a feel of the show.

  • 13. Deirdre Abbotts  |  September 1st, 2006 at 2:14 pm

    Bonnie, great Video - thank you so much for sharing! And it was great to see Marion and put a voice with her face and blog!

  • 14. Maggie Harris  |  September 1st, 2006 at 4:09 pm

    Bonnie, thank you for such a wonderful record of this magnificent event. I could only visit on one of the three days of the festival this year, so am really pleased to see some of the quilts I only looked at briefly. A really European event based in the UK and this was successfully shared in your video.

  • 15. Ann Adams  |  September 1st, 2006 at 4:09 pm

    You have outdone yourself. Your video is amazing. Thank you for taking us to the UK with you. It was wonderful to see what incredible diversity in quilting and quilt arts. Fabulous! Thank you again!

  • 16. Barbara Szijarto (QueenGnome)  |  September 1st, 2006 at 4:16 pm

    Very inspirational - especially those Russian works of art!

  • 17. Jackie  |  September 1st, 2006 at 5:16 pm

    OMG!!!! What fantastic quilts and I am in such awe of you. I hope to someday be able to see that show. You looked like you have a marvelous time. Keep up the great work Bonnie

  • 18. Tori Schlereth  |  September 1st, 2006 at 6:57 pm

    Bonnie, Thank you for sharing Festival of Quilts with us. I thoroughly enjoyed watching it - both times (I just had to watch it again in case I missed anything - and I’ll probably watch it a few more times too!). For me, it was the next best thing to actually being there.

  • 19. Sandra Meech  |  September 2nd, 2006 at 2:54 am

    Fantastic ! - What a wonderful way for everyone to see our Festival of Quilts. It was great to meet you and hope to see you next year.

  • 20. Maxine Oliver  |  September 2nd, 2006 at 5:13 am

    Wow, What a fantastic experience. It made wish I was there with you. Thanks for sharing it with us…Maxine

  • 21. Kathy Oehlmann  |  September 2nd, 2006 at 5:41 am

    Great video-Its like taking me along to the show.

  • 22. Val Thomas  |  September 2nd, 2006 at 8:11 am

    Fantastic Bonnie - I didn’t get to see the Russian Quilts when I was there. Now I have - thanks to you. Val in Devon, England

  • 23. Birdie Cutair  |  September 2nd, 2006 at 10:49 am

    thank you so much, Bonnie. I really enjoyed the quilt show in Birmingham, England. Since I can’t travel that far to see a quilt show your video was the next best thing to being there.


  • 24. monica smith  |  September 2nd, 2006 at 11:02 am

    You will have to return next year and get more closeups. I prefer information on the quilts than interviews. It would have been interesting to see the different fibers close up that you mentioned in your closing statement. It is the next best thing to being there.

  • 25. LUCY BUGDEN  |  September 2nd, 2006 at 2:43 pm

    just love them all great job on video

  • 26. Anita  |  September 2nd, 2006 at 5:00 pm

    What a wonderful video, Bonnie. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. It made me feel like I was there with you as my guide. All of your vidcasts are wonderful but this really is special.

  • 27. Cay Denise MacKenzie  |  September 2nd, 2006 at 8:29 pm

    Wonderful quality video podcast! It’s great to get a window into the show because I’ve only heard of it until now. Thank you!

  • 28. Janine Ibbini  |  September 2nd, 2006 at 9:10 pm

    Dear Bonnie,
    I think it’s a great idea. I love what you’ve done - it gives a real feel of the Festival. Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to put it all together.
    I love you.

  • 29. Val Williams  |  September 3rd, 2006 at 3:00 am

    Hi Bonnie, what a wonderful idea. It enables us quilters stuck here in New Zealand to get just an idea of what it must be like there at the actual quilt show. Congratulations on a job well done!
    Thank you.
    Val Williams
    Member, Auckland Patchworkers & Quilters Guild Inc.
    New Zealand.

  • 30. Melinda  |  September 3rd, 2006 at 4:16 am

    Hi Bonnie,
    Great overview of the F of Q! I hope you’ll have time to do the same at the Houston Quilt Show for us over here in Europe to have a sneak peek!

  • 31. Nancy Zychek  |  September 3rd, 2006 at 11:02 am

    Great videocast! Thanks so much for giving us a glimpse of all the creativity out there. How lucky you are to be able to see these works of art up close.

  • 32. Catarina  |  September 4th, 2006 at 12:49 am

    Fabulous! I was at this show and enjoyed it and meeting Bonnnie immensely. What a great way to show those who did not attend part of what is going on. There are many classes to take, including some with Bonnie! If you have a chance it is certainly worth your while to come. Bonnie, what a fantastic presentation, I will watch it several times!

  • 33. Caitlin O'Connor  |  September 5th, 2006 at 12:24 am

    Bonnie, I’m so excited by this! THANKYOU for putting in so much time and effort to bring us such a professional tour of the show, and for all the work you’ve put in linking the artists websites too. I’ve downloaded the show onto my iPAQ (PDA) so I can take it to art school tomorrow and get the teachers enthused too!
    Cheers, and thanks again,

  • 34. Alicia Merrett  |  September 5th, 2006 at 3:05 am

    Brilliant, Bonnie! What a good way of recording the show - giving a taste of it to those who could not go, and a reminder to those who did go. I look forward to seeing more of your VidCasts!

  • 35. Barb  |  September 6th, 2006 at 1:17 am

    Great show! Wiish I coul d see it in person. Thanks for sharing.

  • 36. Mai-Britt Axelsen  |  September 6th, 2006 at 5:21 am

    Thank you very much, Bonnie - a great recording and a good way to show the world what a great festival this has become. It was lovely to meet you again.

  • 37. Peggy Schroder  |  September 6th, 2006 at 1:16 pm

    Wow Bonnie, thank you for bringing a piece of this show home to us. It looked incredible and I was fascinated by the Russian quilts. If this videocast wasn’t enough to make me want to visit, I don’t know what else would. Great stuff and thanks again.

  • 38. Chris Dixon  |  September 6th, 2006 at 1:31 pm

    Your video of the FOQ is superb. For me it is a reminder of the show but how wonderful to reach so many quilters who were unable to attend. I look forward to your next video and more inspirational ideas. Thank you from Chris in the North East of England.

  • 39. shirley mason  |  September 6th, 2006 at 11:52 pm

    Thank you so much for your guided tour. Looks like it is certainly a good idea for any trip to England to be made at that time!

  • 40. Carolyn Sower  |  September 7th, 2006 at 11:31 am

    Just loved your Podcast. You made it very personal by including the quilters. It was great hearing where all the quilters are from. Regarding the Russian quilters - Russia is an awfully big country, do you know where in Russia they were from?

    All the quilts were awesome too.

    Carolyn in Texas

  • 41. Karin Hellaby  |  September 7th, 2006 at 12:02 pm

    Great job as usual! It was lovely to see so much that I had missed even though I was at the show for all four days. You really managed to catch the atmosphere of this super show.
    I look forward to catching up with you in Houston!

  • 42. Lucia Santos  |  September 8th, 2006 at 10:38 am

    Dear Bonnie
    I am speechless. I know you have these great ideas but this one tops them all.
    I absolutely love it and … hate it!!! Why? I saw it quite a few times and have been spending countless hours in all those sites you have the links for. My eyes are soooo tired…I have to squint them to be able to see the screen! And my work … you know what I mean.
    A mountain of thanks for this opportunity you gave us all.
    PS When I hit the link for the” I get kicked out of your site Thought you would like to know.

  • 43. Val Shields  |  September 10th, 2006 at 9:43 am

    I relived a great event, Bonnie. Thank you very much.

  • 44. Constance Benson  |  September 18th, 2006 at 10:35 am

    Great vidcast Bonnie. I only wish I could have been there. I was in London a few years for a couple of days and managed to find a wonderful show and met some of the nicest quilters. Looking forward to the next vidcast.

  • 45. Annette Bruton  |  September 21st, 2006 at 3:27 pm

    What a great video - now I can show my friends what I was raving about. I had a full four days at the show and your video showed me I still hadn’t seen everything!
    Thank you

  • 46. Christine Rich  |  September 29th, 2006 at 6:09 am

    Thank you Bonnie for taking the time to make this video. I was lucky enough to attend the show and it was a real delight to re-visit it with such an enthusiastic lady. Will you be at the NZ Quilt Symposium in January?

  • 47. Diana Brockway  |  September 30th, 2006 at 8:01 am

    I had no idea so much was going on around me! You have given the exhibitors a chance to see things they missed. Thank you.

  • 48. Dawn Cameron-Dick  |  October 9th, 2006 at 2:33 am

    How lovely to see all my friends and fellow teachers highlighted on your video! I hope it will inspire more people to attend next year! It was great to finally meet up with you…I hope it can be for longer next time! Cheers.

  • 49. Susan Hart  |  October 10th, 2006 at 3:14 pm

    I was unable to go to the show this year due to illness so THANK YOU for this wonderful glimpse - my friends at Weston Quilters in Weston super Mare England will all enjoy your podcast too!!

  • 50. Lynde  |  December 31st, 2006 at 6:24 pm

    Delightful - I found all the art quilt work being done internationally very exciting. Thanks for such a nice overview. I will spread the word to others in my area if they have not already seen your video.

  • 51. arlene fitterer  |  January 2nd, 2007 at 11:29 am

    Wonderful show. I would have loved to see the quilt behind you at the beginning. Also more quilts. thankl you.

  • 52. Annelies Ghyselen  |  January 9th, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    Bonnie, it was quite a surprise to see my quilt “A flower makes each season bright” behind you during the introduction of your video.
    Arlene, I’d like to mail you a picture if there’s a way to contact you!
    Annelies from Belgium.

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