Visit the Festival of Quilts 2011 – part 3

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Visit the Festival of Quilts 2011 – part 3

The final section of our visit to the Festival of Quilts 2011 in which we enjoy more quilts and exhibitions.This is part of our Throwback Thursday programme so comes from our archives

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DATES FOR 2017 – 10th-13th August

In this section we catch up with Barbara Weeks in her gallery with her exhibition entitled‘Trapping Colour, Catching Light’; in this Barbara explores the imagery from the Great Barrier Reef where rainforest meets the sea in North Queensland, Australia with its dazzling blue waters and white sandy shorelines. We also get to enjoy some of her smaller journal quilts.
Barbara teaches around the country and can often be found at Missenden Abbey for more information go to www.barbaraweeks.com

We also wander round the exhibition with Winnie Egefjord to celebrate the 25 years of quilting by the Danish Patchwork Association – the group is a mixture of talented professionals and gifted amateurs (a perfect mix) and like many, their quilts have stories to be told – including summer in Denmark and a profile of Karen Blixen (of Out of Africa fame) and a few receipes.

Since August 2011 they have had a  large exhibition of 125 Danish quilts in Ailsa Craig, Ontario, Canada.
www.patchwork.dk for more information

A great new product called Heat Press is demonstrated very competently by Grahm of EQS

and we get to see more quilts, including those fro the 12-16 age group category in which Emma Hendy (whose mum owns Villavin Crafts in N.Devon www.villavincrafts.co.uk) got a highly commended.

Festival of Quilts is an annual event held at the NEC, Birmingham

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