Festival of Quilts 2018

///Festival of Quilts 2018

Festival of Quilts 2018

Valerie and our Director Steve Barton, took a working visit to this year’s Festival of Quilts and Steve couldn’t help but steal some time to admire the amazing array of quilts and take some pictures to share with you.

This was Valerie’s personal favourite – ‘Metropolis’ by Lesley Brankin – a delightful and talented textile artist whose work we have featured on the site . It got Valerie’s viewers vote!

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Valerie was also very busy catching up with some of our tutors and suppliers, finding new products for the shop and working on some great new ideas for workshops and tutorials. Here’s just a few she caught up with5_new-phototastic-collage-suppliersSteve’s favourite quilt was Phillipa Naylor’s ‘Circuit Training’  – winner of the Miniature Quilts section

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This one is the favourite of the Admin team – from an exhibition sponsored by Clover, maker of all those clever quilting gadgets you might use.

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This is a truly amazing Pictorial quilt and won the Handi Quilter Best in Show award this year. Titled, ‘My Favourite Thing’ it’s by Katy Whitby Last.

We learnt recently that one of our lovely contributors, Pauline Ineson had passed away earlier this year, but she left an amazing legacy in that she had some workinprogress and her group finished it and this quilt, ‘Circle of life’ by Sew with Pauline, won Best Group quilt

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This was a stunning watercolour quilt with cutwork in the centre; In the Tradtional section, this is called ‘Cameo Roses’ and is by Doreen Plumridge, who often uses the wrong side of the fabric as well as bleach to create the very pale effect.   She is part of Guildford Quilters and has featured in one of our out and about videos.

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Here are 2 other Traditional Quilts – Kathy Dranse’s ‘Blooming Emma’ and Trudi Wood’s ‘Liberty Love’.

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This 18th Century quilt – entitled ‘Patchwork quilt 1800-20’ was pieced with half-square triangles in 4 different sizes. The quilting is in a frame layout unrelated to the design on the front. There are small pieces of late 18th century fabrics in the centre. The larger triangles contain fabric almost entirely from 1810-20 including examples of lapis prints

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Mary Palmer’s ‘Lost in Translation’ was the Modern Quilt Winner this year

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2nd in the Modern Quilts section  – and another of Valerie’s picks was this quilt by Kathleen Moore, entitled ‘Back to Black’

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This modern quilt by Claudia Schoja titled ‘Up and Down’ was made with Oakshott fabrics

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Here are a few other modern quilts: (From L-R clockwise Tracey Pereira: ‘Free Wheeling’; Iva Steiner: ‘Narrow Geese Around’; Sarah Humphreys: ‘Snowing at Eggesford’;  Kym Armstrong ‘Winter Forest Trees’)

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Steve and Valerie both liked this – ‘Red diamonds are Forever’ by Liesbeth Manders and Anne Lillhold Jorgerson and came Highly Commended in the Two Person Quilt Section

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Also in this seciton Val really like this one – ‘Amsterdam Memories’ by Juliana Teixera and Isobel McBay – because of the creative stitching on the backing

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This 2 person quilt was one of the Judge’s choices  – titled ‘Grafitti Doodle Diamonds’ by Teresa Pino and Pat Lang, the judges commented that they loved the juxtaposition of straight lines with free flowing grafitti curves – Masterful fun quilting

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Winner of the contemporary quilts section sponsored by Janome was ‘Harvest Moon’ by Laima Whitty

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This contemporary quilt called ‘Erte’s Bazaar’ by Sue de Vanny is another of Valerie’s favourites

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Here are a few other contemporary quilts. (From L-R Clockwise: Linzi Upton: ‘Iconoclast’; Anna Orduna: ‘1977’; Liz Jones: ‘Hothouse Hybrids’; Chris English ‘Crumb Blocks’)

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This was the winner of the Quilters Guild Challenge – ‘Give me the Time’ by Mary Mayne

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Also highly commended in the Quilters Guild Challenge is this quilt by Annelize Littlefair – ‘Quilt for my Rainbow Child’.

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This quilt is stunning (Indigo and Sarasa; Pieces of My Life, Shizuko Kuroha – Remembrance of Wind) – especially the colorwork and stitching.  The fabric is also a little coarser than normal

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Winner of the Art Quilt Section Sponsored by Madeira was ‘And the Sky Danced’ by Jean Mclean

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Here is another that Valerie loved in the Groups section – Country Roads Quilts: ‘Lincolnshire Marshlands’

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This was a stunning watercolour quilt with cutwork in the centre; In the Tradtional section this is called Cameo Roses and is by Doreen Plumridge, who often uses the wrong side of the fabric as well as bleach to create the very pale effect.   She is part of Guildford quilters and featured in one of our out and about videos.

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Here are 2 other Traditional Quilts – Kathy Dranse’s ‘Blooming Emma’ and Trudi Wood’s ‘Liberty Love’.

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This 18th Century quilt – entitled ‘Patchwork quilt 1800-20’ was pieced with half-square triangles in 4 different sizes. The quilting is in a frame layout unrelated to the design on the front. There are small pieces of late 18th century fabrics in the centre. The larger triangles contain fabric almost entirely from 1810-20 including examples of lapis prints

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Mary Palmer’s ‘Lost in Translation’ was the Modern Quilt Winner this year

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2nd in the Modern Quilts section  – and another of Valerie’s picks was this quilt by Kathleen Moore, entitled ‘Back to Black’

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This modern quilt by Claudia Schoja titled ‘Up and Down’ was made with Oakshott fabrics

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Here are a few other modern quilts: (From L-R clockwise Tracey Pereira: ‘Free Wheeling’; Iva Steiner: ‘Narrow Geese Around’; Sarah Humphreys: ‘Snowing at Eggesford’;  Kym Armstrong ‘Winter Forest Trees’)

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Steve and Valerie both liked this – ‘Red diamonds are Forever’ by Liesbeth Manders and Anne Lillhold Jorgerson and came Highly Commended in the Two Person Quilt Section

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Also in this seciton Val really like this one – ‘Amsterdam Memories’ by Juliana Teixera and Isobel McBay – because of the creative stitching on the backing

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This 2 person quilt was one of the Judge’s choices  – titled ‘Grafitti Doodle Diamonds’ by Teresa Pino and Pat Lang, the judges commented that they loved the juxtaposition of straight lines with free flowing grafitti curves – Masterful fun quilting

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Winner of the contemporary quilts section sponsored by Janome was ‘Harvest Moon’ by Laima Whitty

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This contemporary quilt called ‘Erte’s Bazaar’ by Sue de Vanny is another of Valerie’s favourites

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Here are a few other contemporary quilts. (From L-R Clockwise: Linzi Upton: ‘Iconoclast’; Anna Orduna: ‘1977’; Liz Jones: ‘Hothouse Hybrids’; Chris English ‘Crumb Blocks’)

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This was the winner of the Quilters Guild Challenge – ‘Give me the Time’ by Mary Mayne

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Also highly commended in the Quilters Guild Challenge is this quilt by Annelize Littlefair – ‘Quilt for my Rainbow Child’.

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This quilt is stunning (Indigo and Sarasa; Pieces of My Life, Shizuko Kuroha – Remembrance of Wind) – especially the colorwork and stitching.  The fabric is also a little coarser than normal

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Winner of the Art Quilt Section Sponsored by Madeira was ‘And the Sky Danced’ by Jean Mclean

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Here is another that Valerie loved in the Groups section – Country Roads Quilts: ‘Lincolnshire Marshlands’

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This was a stunning watercolour quilt with cutwork in the centre; In the Tradtional section this is called Cameo Roses and is by Doreen Plumridge, who often uses the wrong side of the fabric as well as bleach to create the very pale effect.   She is part of Guildford quilters and featured in one of our out and about videos.

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Here are 2 other Traditional Quilts – Kathy Dranse’s ‘Blooming Emma’ and Trudi Wood’s ‘Liberty Love’.

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This 18th Century quilt – entitled ‘Patchwork quilt 1800-20’ was pieced with half-square triangles in 4 different sizes. The quilting is in a frame layout unrelated to the design on the front. There are small pieces of late 18th century fabrics in the centre. The larger triangles contain fabric almost entirely from 1810-20 including examples of lapis prints

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Mary Palmer’s ‘Lost in Translation’ was the Modern Quilt Winner this year

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2nd in the Modern Quilts section  – and another of Valerie’s picks was this quilt by Kathleen Moore, entitled ‘Back to Black’

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This modern quilt by Claudia Schoja titled ‘Up and Down’ was made with Oakshott fabrics

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Here are a few other modern quilts: (From L-R clockwise Tracey Pereira: ‘Free Wheeling’; Iva Steiner: ‘Narrow Geese Around’; Sarah Humphreys: ‘Snowing at Eggesford’;  Kym Armstrong ‘Winter Forest Trees’)

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Steve and Valerie both liked this – ‘Red diamonds are Forever’ by Liesbeth Manders and Anne Lillhold Jorgerson and came Highly Commended in the Two Person Quilt Section

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Also in this seciton Val really like this one – ‘Amsterdam Memories’ by Juliana Teixera and Isobel McBay – because of the creative stitching on the backing

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This 2 person quilt was one of the Judge’s choices  – titled ‘Grafitti Doodle Diamonds’ by Teresa Pino and Pat Lang, the judges commented that they loved the juxtaposition of straight lines with free flowing grafitti curves – Masterful fun quilting

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Winner of the contemporary quilts section sponsored by Janome was ‘Harvest Moon’ by Laima Whitty

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This contemporary quilt called ‘Erte’s Bazaar’ by Sue de Vanny is another of Valerie’s favourites

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Here are a few other contemporary quilts. (From L-R Clockwise: Linzi Upton: ‘Iconoclast’; Anna Orduna: ‘1977’; Liz Jones: ‘Hothouse Hybrids’; Chris English ‘Crumb Blocks’)

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This was the winner of the Quilters Guild Challenge – ‘Give me the Time’ by Mary Mayne

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Also highly commended in the Quilters Guild Challenge is this quilt by Annelize Littlefair – ‘Quilt for my Rainbow Child’.

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This quilt is stunning (Indigo and Sarasa; Pieces of My Life, Shizuko Kuroha – Remembrance of Wind) – especially the colorwork and stitching.  The fabric is also a little coarser than normal

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Winner of the Art Quilt Section Sponsored by Madeira was ‘And the Sky Danced’ by Jean Mclean

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Here is another that Valerie loved in the Groups section – Country Roads Quilts: ‘Lincolnshire Marshlands’

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