Saturday, 13 August 2011

Other work at the Festival of Quilts

Hot Africa by Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga, winner of the Pictorial Quilts category.  This quilt had caught my eye even before it won the award.  Janneke also won first place in Art Quilts and Best in Show with Octopussy

Of course this year, I am a bit obsessed with my own work at the Festival of Quilts.  Maggi has kindly put photos of my work and me (less kind!) on her blog, so you can see more images there.  I'm not apologising for being a bit self-obessed as it isn't every year that you get your own gallery space here! 

However, there are lots of other great quilts on show.  There are some great individual and group shows.  I particularly like Studio 21’s group show.  They have used some innovative techniques to produce some thoughtful work and I love the monochromatic nature of their themes.

The competition quilts throw up the normal mix of fabulous and fascinating.  The images here are of some which caught my eye on a quick walk through.  I’m hoping to spend a bit more time looking in detail over the next few days. 

For the first time in years, I don’t think I am writing about anything in the show for Popular Patchwork, which feels kind of strange, but it is also kind of nice as I can look at the quilts for pleasure rather than work and take photos of those I like rather than those I think would make good copy.

After Anna by Hazel Ryder, a Judges Choice in Art Quilts category, in memory of her friend Anna.
The Fragility of Friendship by Linda Barlow.  Second prize winner in the Art Quilts category

Breakdown. A Hot Summer's Day in May by Elaine Smith


friedaquilter said...

Can I recommend the exhibition about Textile Freedom, organized by Gudrun Heinz. Small works (about 20 x 30 cm) on the theme of Freedom. There are several British quilters represented (and yes, I'm one of them!) It might be of interest to Popular Patchwork, who knows. First time in the U.K. but has been going to lots of interesting venues in Europe with previous shows. If you see Gudrun, say hello for me!

Maggi said...

I'm surprised that you had any time to view the other galleries and the competition entries. Hope you are having a well earned rest today

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