Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Frieda Oxenham's fantastic exhibition


Last month I was really lucky to have the opportunity to go and see my friend Frieda's solo exhibition of quilts in Peebles.  It was great.  It was a horrible day outside, but the lovely room was filled with bright, vibrant, uplifting colours.  She spends a lot of time repeating designs, playing a form of a 'what if' game, seeing what happens if you alter the colour scheme or shape of a piece.


This results in a coherent group of work, all linked by a love of colour ... and beading!  Frieda must have spent years of her life just sewing beads on to quilts as they enhance her layouts and designs.  Wow - the patience!  Frieda also has a great sense of humour and this appears in her work too.  You can see more of it at her blog.  


These photos here are some close ups of some of her works.  I've written an article about the show for Popular Patchwork, which will be appearing later this year.

2 comments:

friedaquilter said...

Well, what can I say but a HUGE thank you, Gillian! I'll treasure your words because you so really got it all!

Lenna Young Andrews said...

what a wonderful review for my friend Frieda's delicious work!

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