Yesterday was spent at Uttoxeter Racecourse, but instead of looking at the runners and riders and checking the starting prices, I was looking at quilts and embroidery and checking the fabric prices. I had been fortunate to win tickets for the British Quilt and Stitch Village from Traplet Exhibitions and so I went with a sewing friend from Liverpool Sewing Club to see what this new show had to offer.
The first pleasant surprise was the free parking, definitely a bonus compared to the prices charged by the NEC. Then we found that instead of the cavernous halls of shows in the NEC or Event City, the British Quilt and Stitch Village was spread out amongst various buildings around the parade ring and in the main grandstand of the racecourse. Moving between the different locations caused us to get slightly windswept and had the weather been wet we could have ended up slightly soggy, but it was nice to be able to get some fresh air and see daylight, unlike at the larger shows.