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.
Here are 2 other Traditional Quilts – Kathy Dranse’s ‘Blooming Emma’ and Trudi Wood’s ‘Liberty Love’.
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
Mary Palmer’s ‘Lost in Translation’ was the Modern Quilt Winner this year
2nd in the Modern Quilts section – and another of Valerie’s picks was this quilt by Kathleen Moore, entitled ‘Back to Black’
This modern quilt by Claudia Schoja titled ‘Up and Down’ was made with Oakshott fabrics
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’)
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
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
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
Winner of the contemporary quilts section sponsored by Janome was ‘Harvest Moon’ by Laima Whitty
This contemporary quilt called ‘Erte’s Bazaar’ by Sue de Vanny is another of Valerie’s favourites
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’)
This was the winner of the Quilters Guild Challenge – ‘Give me the Time’ by Mary Mayne
Also highly commended in the Quilters Guild Challenge is this quilt by Annelize Littlefair – ‘Quilt for my Rainbow Child’.
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
Winner of the Art Quilt Section Sponsored by Madeira was ‘And the Sky Danced’ by Jean Mclean
Here is another that Valerie loved in the Groups section – Country Roads Quilts: ‘Lincolnshire Marshlands’