Sunday, May 11, 2014

Ready for the Downton Abbey Tea

The big day has come!  We rearranged tables and chairs, and got our Annex ready for our special visitors.  Our first visitor was the doll Fiona, made by Martha Powell Jungclaus.  She's watching over pincushions that will be door prizes.

We have pretty Downton Abbey fat quarter bundles all tied up with tulle.  Some of these will be door prizes, also.

Kris Ranck made the large Downton Abbey Mystery quilt from Ebony Love below, and the quilt thrown over the top is from Andover's web site--it's a free download!

Our special guest for the day was local designer Brian Haggard.  He brought us a number of quilts from his two books so we could display them ahead of time.

Brian's quilts striking, with lots of hand stitching and buttons.

Known for sepia quilts, he also has quite a few colorful quilts.  Photo transfers appear in most of his work, and each quilt tells a story.

Since this was an English tea party, we thought we'd hang our English Paper Pieced quilts, all from designer Sue Daley (Australia).  Here the quilts provide a nice backdrop for our purse patterns, samples and kits from Pink Sand Beach.

We also have a darling Tea Cozy pattern from Pink Sand Beach, made up in Down Abbey fabric.

All those quilts make a lovely display!

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