Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Festival of Quilts winners

Just got back from an amazing 4 days at Festival of Quilts. I have met up with some old friends and made some new ones, and for the first time since I have started quilting 12 years ago, met not only 1, but 2 South African quilters, both at the Festival. Will be keeping in touch and hopefully meet up again at next years Festival.
There were some amazing quilts this year, below are some of the winners:

Pictorial quilts:

 "Poor and Rich" by Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga

Detail from "Poor and Rich"
 Traditional Quilts:

"The good life" - Philippa Naylor

Detail on "The Good Life"

Detail from "The good life"
Winner of Quilt Creations:

"Clock" by Kate Crossley
My own favourites:

Bristol Triptych - Yvonne Brown

On Green Pond - Judith Wilson

Cappoccino ' Gwenfai Rees Griffiths

A Girl's best friend - Liz Jones

"Play with squares" - Angela Rudolph

Liquorice and Lace" - Birgit Schuller
Detail - Liquorice and Lace

Turkish Delight - Philippa Thomas

Lente in Keukenhof - Ethelda Ellis

Detail of "Lente in Keukenhof"

The old garden gate - Lynda Jackson

Detail of "The Old Garden Gate"

Fire and Ice - Claudia Pfeil

Detail - Fire and Ice

Detail - Fire and Ice

Raconteur the Storyteller's Collection - Cinzia White

Detail - Raconteur the storyteller's collection

Flourish on the Vine - Kathy Wylie

Detail - Flourish on the Vine

Detail - Flourish on the Vine

Flourish on the Vine - detail

 Kutch Diamonds was entered in the Traditional category and got a Highly Commended, which I am absolutely delighted about. This is a photo of it hanging up:

Kutch Diamonds - Annelize ~Littlefair

Update on Dutch treat:

Although I have not yet caught up, I managed to stitch 21 blocks since my last update. I have to confess that I am thoroughly bored with it and decided that I do not like reverse appliqué. I will probably NEVER do another quilt like this and I am dreading having to do 4 borders. For now, I am going to persevere with my blocks until they are all done, before making a decision about the borders.

Next week:
Kimmy Brunner is currently the UK, she has been teaching at Festival of Quilts and will be teaching long arm quilting classes at The Cotton Patch next week. I have enrolled for all her classes and can't wait to learn from her. I will post some photos on here in my next post.