I was a very lucky girl last week and got to go to Festival of Quilts at the NEC. There were some beautiful quilts and beautiful fabrics. Here’s a bit of a run thorugh of a few of my favourites.
‘My Garden’ by Janie Harvey-Douglas.
‘Matrilineal Inheritance’ by Janice Lawson.
‘Silence’ by Jean McLean – gorgeous detail in the trees and sky.
‘Gift of Appreciation’ by Kyoko Yamauchic – I don’t ususally go for the more tradition quilts but this one was stunning.
‘A Medieval Bestiary’ by Vanessa Stanfield and Tricia Neale.
‘Let them eat cake’ by Doreen Hattett and ‘Woolacombe Sands’ by Penny Armitage. I do love a mini quilt, there’s something quite magical about them!
‘Marshwood Vale’ by Kate Dowty.
‘Turtle Bay’ by Claudia Pfeil. This photograph doesn’t do this quilt any justice. There were sparkles all over it and I just wanted to touch it. I resisited!
Here’s more detail. Definitely my favourite of the day! Well deserved winner of the pictorial quilts category.
Another cute little mini quilt from a study by Sheena Norquai.
There was a whole section of vegetable based quilts which amused me. The details on some of them where fabulous!
Another tomato quilt!
‘Alice Dreams’ by Angelines Artero.
‘Night Owl, by the light at the silvery moon’ by Joe Bennison. (I’m really not owl obsessed…honest!)
‘Fish Monster’ by Daisy May Collingridge.
And with a final note (for now, there may be another little FoQ post later in the week!) I’ll leave you with a photo of my little haul from the show.
Natural history, Jurassic Coast, April Showers, Our friends in the garden and some liberty scraps!