Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Post show syndrome!

I think most of the boxes are emptied, quilts rolled and put away and life is returning to normal - what ever that is - after another successful Festival of Quilts.
It was a busy few days and here are a few photos of my highlights.
The Mettler thread stand, ready for action on day one. We each had excellent gallery space this year.
Each day we taught at least one hour long workshop and I happened to be teaching my workshop 'Tantalising Tulips', when filming was taking place. Thank you for all the ladies who signed up for the class and produced some lovely panels. I hope they are all now finished!
I was very excited this year to have my quilt 'Six Houses' accepted into European Art Quilts VIII. This was a fabulous gallery and the quilts will now travel to several other venues across Europe over the next 18 months.
And then of course there was Art Textiles:Made in Britain Our first exhibition looked amazing with a wide variety of textiles in all shapes and sizes as you can see on the website. I thought the mood boards worked particularly well.
Here we have Rosie Thomas, Stephanie Redfern, Christine Restall and Louise Baldwin
Sandra Meech and Cas Holmes

Hilary Beattie, Pauline Barnes and Ineke Berlyn
Mine and Jenny Rolfe
I only took a few photos of the rest of Festival, these were determined by which route I took to the loo! But these are a few of the quilts that caught my eye.
One of the quilts from Ann Johnston's gallery, The Contact, Quilts of the Sierra Nevada. These were large pieces with an amazing three dimensional effect.
Marian Hall's 'Barge in the Mist' for me was an atmospheric piece in Fine Art Quilt Masters and I loved Karen Farmer's use of colour in 'The View from Here' displayed in the same gallery.
I'm always attracted to quilts using indigo dyed fabrics and this two person hanging 'Indigo Two Step' made by Annette Morgan and Louise Batten was an interesting way of using the fabrics.

Another quilt in this category was 'Rural Landscapes' by Mary Palmer and Anne Kiely. The simplicity and the map like quality of this piece really appealed to me.
The winner of the Art Quilt category, Merce Gonzaez Desedamas produced a beautiful two layer pojagi hanging, Sunrise, Moonrise and was another of my favourite quilts at the show.
There were many other quilts that I would have brought home with me and I'm sure when I see other peoples photos I will be amazed that we were at the same show!
Now its time to start working on pieces for a new exhibition in 2015 - watch this space!

Thank you for visiting,
Speak soon
Edwina