Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Festival of Quilts 2015 [Picture Heavy]

Festival of Quilts 2015
I have finally (!) gone through my photos from the Festival of Quilts. Which was almost seven months ago. I know, you've undoubtedly been waiting with bated breath for me to post these, eh? ;-)

I'm not going to write a whole lot about these quilts because they kinda speak for themselves.

A few things: I've added maker info where I have it. If you know who made any of the quilts without info, please let me know in the comments or via email. Thank you!

I've taken the photos with my mobile phone camera and the light in the hall wasn't always the best, so obviously the photos aren't as great as the quilts deserve. I hope the photos still give you an impression of how great these quilts are.

Finally, these are just a fraction of the many, many quilts and other textile art pieces at the Festival. There are a bunch more photos in this Flickr album.

Alright, let's get on with it! :-)

Festival of Quilts 2015
'Kurbits' - Anna-Greta Lindström.

Festival of Quilts 2015
I love the ombre effect of the piecing from white/cream to dark blue. All made with what looks like 1"x2" pieces.

Festival of Quilts 2015
Garden for Victory - K. Velis Turan.

Festival of Quilts 2015
Queen of the Night - Helena Scheffer and Marion Perrault.

Festival of Quilts 2015
The quilting... WOW!

Festival of Quilts 2015
Tentmakers of Cairo. These aren't actually quilts, but a type of appliqué. I kept coming back to this stand because they were just so beautiful. I really REALLY wish I'd had a spare few hundred £££ so I could have bought one. They are amazing. They actually have an Etsy shop.

Festival of Quilts 2015

Festival of Quilts 2015
Oh my word, look at all those birds! SO amazing!

Festival of Quilts 2015

Festival of Quilts 2015
It is better to have one bird at hand than one hundred in flicht - Marisela Rumberg.

This is a quilt by a Mexican quilter. I love the quilting on the yellow background. Gorgeous details.

Festival of Quilts 2015
Banksia Spill - Ruth de Vos.

Festival of Quilts 2015

Festival of Quilts 2015
Luke Haines.

Festival of Quilts 2015

Festival of Quilts 2015
Hank, Frankly - Kerry Foster.

This is one of my favourites! So quirky and fun and looks just like the real Hank! :-)

Festival of Quilts 2015
Star Sign - Philippa Naylor.

Festival of Quilts 2015
The colours are mesmerizing and the quilting is beautiful.

Festival of Quilts 2015
La Torre de Babel - Cecilia Koppmann.

I spent quite a bit of time looking at this quilt. I love the pops of colour against the grey background. And the clever change from dark to light colours.

Festival of Quilts 2015
This quilt... oh boy. Made from tiny bits of Liberty fabric and then quilted so that it looked more like a close up of an Impressionist painting.

Festival of Quilts 2015
Amazing. :-)
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