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Fine Art Quilt Masters 2017 – The Festival of Quilts 2017

After a few years of NOT having a specialised art quilt competition (I think there was a lot of grumbling at the first competition) The Festival of Quilts in the UK has another art quilt competition. Have a look at the finalists.

I particularly enjoy the story telling in this piece by Laura Kemshall – In and Out of Love.

In and Out of Love by Laura Kemshall

In and Out of Love by Laura Kemshall

It’s weird – I’m known for not liking realistic or photo transfer quilts but this absolutely draws me in. I think the content is so meaningful, the imagery so beautifully presented and somehow one feels the push, pull of a relationship in the way the portraits are layered, they are looking forward, away and towards each other. This image will probably stay with me for a long time.

The Festival of Quilts 2016

The Festival of Quilts, UK

The Festival of Quilts, UK

I remember when this quilt show was held at the Alexandra Palace in North London. Now it’s at the NEC in Birmingham. I’ve been to both venues and enjoyed spending the day at each.

The Festival is on from 11th to 14th August. I love the European wording – Patchwork and Quilting show. In America we don’t use the patchwork bit so much.

Silver Cake by Jeannie Moore

Silver Cake by Jeannie Moore

This year the SAQA exhibition ‘Celebrating Silver‘ is showing. This is such a fun piece – Silver Cake by Jeannie Moore.