I am just back from a day at the annual Festival of Quilts at the NEC near me in Birmingham, UK.
I took loads of photos and was wondering how I’d edit it down however it turns out all I had to choose from were the ones that aren’t blurred!
I love this show because it has such a wide range of talent, concept, taste, technical and wit all played out using cloth in a quilted manner.
This amazing quilt was called Every Text He Ever Sent Me by Lara Hailey and looks to me to have been stitched by hand – awesome!
This one produced a wry laugh – it’s called Blog and records a daily activity in stitch not mega pixels.
But talking of pixels this one was amazing because close up it looked like random colours but from afar became a Peony.
A lot caught my eye for colour or motif reasons like these birds flying.
And it’s not all 2D work either there are books, clothes, 3D sculptures and even some items using all three at once!
There are of course always the old favourites like Kaffe Fassett…
and here’s some gorgeous Sophie Digard scarves for a bit of eye candy…
And I even had company this year – my daughter has picked out a Flying Goose pattern as her choice of quilt for me to make her and today we were hunting down plains and patterns to make it with.
She wondered if it might be ready if she leaves for uni in 3 years or so, I was aiming for Christmas, so we’ve quite a wide deadline there thankfully