Friday, 10 August 2018

Festival of Quilts

10th August 2018

I won 2 tickets for the 'Festival of Quilts' at the NEC Birmingham from the textile artist Deborah O'Hare so went yesterday with my sister.It was a long,tiring day but very enjoyable. I went to see Deborah to thank her for the tickets and bought her brilliant book which she signed for me....


...I had a good look round the stands, bought Khadi paper, silk threads and dissolvable film, all of which I will use....

...after my picnic lunch I looked at the quilts, all amazing but I just took photos of the ones I really liked which were mostly in the contemporary category....

....loved this lady's work....


...mono print and free machining....




....close up of quilting stitching.....


.....very striking and poignant..


....an exhibit from a school....


....winner of the small quilt, about 12" square, so much beautiful small stitching....







....this was all Kantha stitched...


...close up detail of stitching....




...a lovely quilt for a child....


....did not really appeal to me until I read the info and took a closer look....


60 years of memories quilt which was worked with very small squares of photographs on fabric, totally amazing, see close up below....


...loved the vibrancy of this wall hanging...


....detail with beads....


....LOVED this made from very fine strips of hand dyed fabrics stitched onto a painted background....


....this would make a brilliant window covering, not for the church but the general design...


...close up of hand stitched seams on sheer fabric....



....one of the winners....


....close up....



....painted/printed background with strips of fabric and threads hand stitched onto base...


....close up...


....3D....



...detail...




.....really liked this piece by a City and Guilds student...


.....detail...




...another student...


....a very inspiring but tiring day, so glad I won tickets!!!