Friday, 25 May 2012

Loch Lomond Quilt Show 2012 - my favourites

Irene Craik Watson (untitled)

The annual Loch Lomond Quilt Show was held last week before the sunshine arrived in Scotland. The weather was probably the worst ever for the Show (which is quite an achievement!), but it didn't matter as the quilts were beautiful as ever. These are a few of my favourites from the non-competition galleries. I'll post the competition ones in the next few days.

Irene at the top had a lovely selection of her quilts, including many featuring bugs, all beautifully embroidered on.  I know her as Irene the quilter, but apparently she has another life as a 'bug lady' (this is not a technical term!).

Cora Ham (untitled)

Cora is part of the Filanderers group.  I wrote about them recently in Popular Patchwork and work by the other four were featured, but not work by Cora.  Sorry Cora, it wasn't on purpose!

Helen Cowans - Swallows
Helen Cowans has a lovely selection of work about Goddesses, which given my current preoccupations was fascinating.  I also liked her heavily painted pieces, like this one.  Helen also has a blog, where you can follow her work.

Jane Appelbee - Turbulence

I loved the work by the former City and Guilds students, Off the Wall.  Unfortunately the lighting in their venue is awful for photography, so it doesn't show their work to the best advantage.

Ruth Higham - Greenfingers

The sun finally shone on Saturday and I nipped out to the outdoor exhibition.  Ruth is one of the organisers of the show and still she finds time to make these lovely sunny pieces.  Wow.

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