Monday, August 21, 2017

The Festival of Quilts 2017

I thought I would show some of the quilts I saw at the Festival of Quilts last weekend. Mind that this is only a fraction of the 700+ quilts there, but these are some that caught my eye. 

Liverpool Street, Salford
Leah Higgins
Art Quilts

Whole World
Kate Crossley
Art Quilts

Taxus Bank
Paola Zanda
Modern Quilts

Tram Route No 10
Sue De Danny
Pictorial Quilts

Montse Forcadell Blasco
Pictorial Quilts

Two Cities/Same World
(blurry picture of the creators..)
Two Person Quilts

Edith Leidi and Maria Rosella
Two Person Quilts

Sultans Palace
Hendrik Johannes van Kooten
Traditional Quilts

Natural Selection
Catherine Rye
Miniature Quilts

Verity Seago
Traditional Quilts

Glittering Jellyfish
Yvonne McKee
Traditional Quilts

Dancing with the Stars
Susan Gray
Traditional Quilts

Diamonds Last Forever
Linda Forey
Traditional Quilts

My Butterfly Garden
Dawn Monk
Traditional Quilts

Astrid Lindgren - free spirit
NMS Kematen
School (Secondary 12-16)
This truly is my favourite quilt. Up close, as you walked past, it was merely squares in gray, black and white.. But if you stepped back and looked - or took a picture - Astrid Lindgren's familiar face appeared. Genius and very well made, the idea was brilliant!

The Freedom of Peter Pan
GillyMAc Designs Friday Club
School (Secondary, 12-16)

The Rainbow
Mugdha Dongare
Traditional Quilts

Like Home / No Place
Jane Turner

No Place Like Home
Jo Gray

Claudia Pfeil
Contemporary Quilts

Up-cycled Moths
Kate White
Contemporary Quilts

Katherine Jones

Die Beem (Trees)
Lindsey Neill

Kim Soper

I hope to go back again - maybe in a couple of years. It was a wonderful weekend, the festival was overwhelming and fun and I feel I've learned lots, about myself and my quilting - and about how others work, think and dream (I guess you could call the process up to the start of a new project dreaming, can't you?). It truly was an experience worth making!


Chookyblue...... said...

gorgeous quilts........thanks heaps for sharing...........

Laila said...

Tusen takk for turen :-) Gleder meg til neste tur !