Wednesday, 13 August 2014
Festival of Quilts 2014
Ann Johnston 'The contact- quilts of the Sierra Nevada'( above) both the inspiration behind it and the wonderful marks on fabric used to interpret her theme. It's rare to see a body of work that rewards both from a distance and close-up. The book had sold out - I ordered it online (print on demand) as soon as I got home!
European Art Quilts VIII as there were some outstanding pieces in that gallery- Roberta Le Poidevin's 'A Thousand Acres' especially . Robbie won 1st prize with her miniature ' a hundred acres' based on this ( above) but the larger scale piece was stunning.
'Art Textiles made in Britain: identity' - I was side-tracked meeting up with people I hadn't seen since last year so didn't take many photos apart from a side view of a piece by Louise Baldwin - the use of what looks like a section of drainpipe was inspired!
Gabi Mett and some work in the French Patchwork Association ( unfortunately I was in a rush and forgot to note the maker)
After writing about Pojagi in my last post , it amused me to see that a pojagi piece had won First Prize in the Art Quilt Section! I think it was rather a controversial decision but it had a lovely luminous quality.
Marion Hall's piece in the 'Fine Art Quilt Masters' also had a luminous quality
Hampton Court Flower show last year and I was pleased that my friend Sue Sheriff had entered her 'Journeys across Australia', such a good use of photos in a very personal piece.
Cwilt Cymru members; 'International Threads' participants Gillian Travis and Uta Lenk (below) ; some interesting conversations about landscape and archaeology with Gillian Cooper ( 'Loops in Time' above) and lots of other CQ and SAQA members
'Weymouth Waves' in Pictorial Section. A delightful surprise and they mean a lot especially from quilters who I admire. I also had a quilt in Linda Seward's gallery( which looked amazing) , my 'Tideline' was hung between quilts by Linda and Laura Kemshall!!
Magie and Bob ), we headed back to London avoiding the tail end of Hurricane Bertha but seeing some amazing dynamic skies.
Today ( Wednesday 13th) was our 9th Wedding anniversary and we went to Turner Contemporary at Margate but that will be another post....