Today’s post will mainly comprise of photos from my recent trip to this year’s Festival of Quilts. As ever it was a veritable feast for the eyes and I spent a great deal of time perusing the competition quilts and the curated exhibitions.
Here are just a few of my favourites from the competition quilts:
This quilt is called ‘Poem in Cloth’. The detail of the intricate stitching becomes clearer as you lean closer to the quilt. It is rather like analysing a poem!
I was particularly drawn to the mini-quilts:
Who wouldn’t like a hug in a tiny quilt?!
There was a distinctly international theme to this year’s festival with a variety of exhibitions from countries such as Russia, Australia and Mexico. The quilts from Mexican artists were all themed around typical Mexican sayings and proverbs:
As the daughter of a musician I was also drawn to these little quilts, created around the theme of ‘Music’, by members of the European Quilt Association:
I also had a long chat with the Chief Executive of the Quilters’ Guild and I was very sad to learn that the lovely Quilt Museum in York will be closing its doors very soon due to a lack of funding. Their last exhibition will take place in October so, if you haven’t yet found the time to visit, I would encourage you to make the journey. They have an extensive collection and I feel quite sad that, with such a revived interest in the art of quilting, this museum will have to close. If you are a fellow blogger on all things patchwork-related then please do post about this in your blog.
As the weather at the moment is distinctly Autumnal I shall leave today’s post with a picture of this woolly jumper quilt created by Textile Artist Gillian Travis.
I hope that, like me, you have been inspired by some of today’s photos so I’m off to do a little bit of embroidery and some EPP using templates purchased at the festival from Linapatchwork (one of my very few purchases!)
Happy crafting 🙂