Monday, 11 August 2014

Festival of Quilts - Quilts

My internet connection has been poorly and I am late in posting images of quilts from the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham.
Anyway, here are a few pictures:
 Beth Miller:  Still Life - Poppies
Les Q-Ers: Q 4 Quilters
Linda Forey: Balancing Act
Janine Visser: Triangle Trail
Sally Stott: Arnhem Shuffle
Claudia Pfeil: Fire and Ice
Look at the close ups below.


Tracy Aplin: My Love for Liberty
Pam Stanier and Quilters' Trading Post: Fish at Sea

There will be many more photographs on the internet from other visitors to the show. Among them Michelle Hill has a good selection.

21 comments:

  1. The involvement and beauty of these artworks almost leaves me speechless.
    I can manage WOW!

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    1. I think the level of quality was very high this year. Alas, I would have loved to see more hand quilting.

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  2. Wonderful, wonderful quilts. Thank you for showing the close up of Fire and Ice. It is a stunning quilt and so much intensive exquisite work done on it. The Storm at Sea with the fish is also very creative. Lovely photos.

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    1. My photograph does not make Fire and Ice justice. There were over 50.000 Swarovski crystals on it and you bet they sparkled!

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  3. lovely selection Queenie, can see why you chose fire and ice as your favourite. It was so lovely to spend time with you and roll on next year when we can do it all again.

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    1. We see so much more when we look at quilts with friends; you and Cheryl noticed things I did not. Do you remember the intriuging Parrot quilt (so I have no photo). There were always lots of people around it wondering how the piecing had been done.
      Yes, see you again next year, in front of Leaves III, or why not YOUR quilt!

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  4. Thank you, Queenie, for this wonderful choice of quilts.

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    1. I hope there will be plenty more bloggers who show what was on offer this year. My next report is on embroidery on quilts.

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  5. Some lovely quilts and thanks for the link to Michelle.

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    1. Michelle must have had a much better internet connection than I did.
      I am sorry to say I did not bump into her this time. Some years ago I did one of her workshops; it was great and I learned A LOT.

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  6. Those are all stunning. I like the way the fish were worked into that storm-at-sea block. Very creative.

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    1. Yes, wasn't that cleverly done! The colours were truly beautiful, too.

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  7. Thanks for showing these wonderful pictures, it is hard to pick a favourite!

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    1. I agree, it must have been difficult to be a judge. Unfortunately I did not take a picture of the Best of Show, but Michelle Hill did, if you want to go to her blogpost.

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  8. I've enjoyed looking at your selection of quilts. I'm not sure which is my favourite either.

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  9. They were all even more beautiful in real life and I think they would be in real daylight. Unfortunately NEC has a very orange light.

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  10. What an absolute treat to see these quilts - thank you for sharing! The Triangle Trail reminds me of the strings of paper cranes you see in Hiroshima.

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    1. That was my instant thought, too. I once made 1000 paper cranes (someone was hospitalised) and it took me a while. I wonder how long it took to make the triangles and what thoughts went into them.

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  11. just amazing - thank you for posting!

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  12. Wonderful quilts. Thank you for your pictures.

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