Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Festival of Quilts 2011

Here a few photo's of quilts which caught my eye this year at Festival of Quilts.

4 Seasons by Ineke Berlyn (Contemporary Quilts Section). This was a really bright and cheery quilt.

High Maintenance by Cherry Vernon-Harcout. This quilt was really clever in using the lines of an electricity pylon to create a quilt. I have loads of photographs of electricity pylons and transformers so this quilt really caught my attention.

The Miniatures section this year was really interesting - a nice mixture of traditional and contemporary styles. I loved this one called "Untitled" by Linda Brassington - it was really simple and elegant.

This quilt was amazing, log cabin style, but it was all knitted! "Double Delight" by Pauline Law, Kloof, South Africa. The piece in the catalogue says that it was hand-knitted and hand-quilted with thick thread and wool.

Jette Clover workshop - FoQ

I did a two day masterclass with Jette Clover at the Festival of Quilts last week. Can't remember the exact name of the workshop now, but I think it was "layering with collage".

Was really looking forward to this workshop as I love Jette's quilt and collages but I didn't find the workshop that useful. Jette was a lovely person but there was an awful lot of wasted time in the workshop. And I hate workshop lists that make you bring stuff you don't use!

This photo shows 2 ATC-sized collages we had to make. At the start of class we had to pick a piece of paper from a bag. You then had to use the word written on the paper for the 2 days. I got "Heritage", which I wasn't too mad about working with. One of the mini-collages had to be about your word, while the 2nd one had to be the negative of it.

This photo shows the 2 collage pieces I made, bit of a rush job as we only had about 2 hours to get these pieces done and sewn at the end of the 2nd day!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Off to Birmingham tomorrow!

Finally got my mystery quilt top stitched together - this was from a mystery quilt project from the Mid-West Branch. It's a large quilt though, so will have lots of fun trying to get it quilted later on.

I'm off to Birmingham tomorrow afternoon for 5 days at the Festival of Quilts (yay!). I'm doing a two-masterclass with Jette Clover - been getting the requirements list items ready today...