Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Exciting times- My First Exhibition

Here I am at my first exhibition at Stoke Lodge, Bristol City Council Adult Learning Centre Summer Exhibition at the weekend; I had a lovely and exhausting 2 days demonstrating and drumming up business for my ‘Fabric Figures’ classes this Autumn and next Spring.

About 700 people came along . Classes run include, art, crafts, languages, computers, health and well being, cookery, music and more, so there's lots to see and something for everyone. I was in a lovely spot in the textiles room.

The girls and I met lots of lovely people and they had a wonderful time, although I suspect there was some showing off. The Mayor and Mayoress of Bristol visited on Saturday morning and the lady Mayoress was much taken with Poppy!

Due to the fact I was demonstrating during the 2 days my little Manga fairy is dressed at last, thank goodness. I've named her Akira.

Below are some of the lovely quilts and garments made by students in some of this year’s classes at the Adult Learning centre. The quilts and bags were all made by friends in my patchwork class, who were all beginners last autumn. Fantastic work. My quilt is not here - but the top is complete and I will get it finished!

Most important when you are standing and talking to people all day are - the refreshments. Here's me enjoying my tea in a brief quiet moment (and delicious cake, but I'd scoffed that already).

Hope you are all having a good summer so far.x


  1. Jules, your work looks wonderful all set out, sounds like you had a great time. Wish i could have been there to see your demo's. I used to love making wee dolls for my girls when they were small & just love dolls myself, especially love Akira.

  2. Oh, Jules! You are amazing!!! Yay!!!

  3. Congratulations Jules! You look lovely as does your display of adorable dolls. I know you will keep those classes filled.

  4. Looks GREAT fun! What a shame I never seem to live anywhere where these things are held. At yours, I could have done a small embroidery display myself and also taught a Chinese language taster class!!=)

    Blog looks nice and fresh blue!=)

  5. Wow Jules!
    I wish I could join in your class,I love that your dolls are all so individual. I sometimes feel mine are all too samey. I would love to learn how to make sculpted faces like yours

  6. I wish I could have been there Jules! This is so wonderful for you! You have sooooooooo much talent!
    xx, shell

  7. Wow great going Jules. Love the display.

  8. All looks totally wonderful! Your gorgeous girlies looked fabulous and you are literally 'sparkling' with radiance! How chuffed you must be!! Well done!!! I wish I could have been there too.


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