The Festival of Quilts 2014 – Part Three – Art Quilts

Art quilts – or non-traditional pieces – are more my thing these days. A traditional quilt still has it’s place in my home, but I am fascinated more by the thought process and technical processes of creating an art quilt.
Here are my favourite Art Quilts from my day at The Festival of Quilts…. enjoy.

By Jo Lovelock
By Stephanie Redfern – mixed media piece
By Ann Johnston
By Ann Johnston


By Claire Passmore
By Lynne Pretty


Leslie Morgan
By Susan Jones


By Jackie Ketley


By Susan Chapman


Janine Visser
By Ricki Outis


By Harriet Wilson



By Cecile Trentini


By Eszter Bornemisza


By Eszter Bornemisza


The Festival of Quilts 2014 – Part Two – Traditional Quilts

There are lots of categories of quilts at the Festival of Quilts but the Traditional Quilts is one of my favourites.

Wandering around the Show was wonderful – the textile creations were a feast for the eye. The quilts entered for competition were everything from ‘My first Quilt’ to Pictorial and Art quilts.

Traditional Quilts

These are some of my favourite Traditional Quilts from the day.

The Festival of Quilts 2014 – Part One – The Atmosphere of the Show

The Festival of Quilts 2014 was bigger than ever. To see everything in the show you really need a day and a half or even two to do it thoroughly – I only had a day, which meant lots of fast walking was on the cards.

These are some photos that share the show’s atmosphere, starting with shopping, then lunch, exhibitions and quilts, demonstrations and finally a last look at the quilts before leaving. I had a wonderful day.

Shopping, Shopping, Shopping

Let’s face it, one of the main reasons for visiting the Show is for a little retail therapy!

The shopping alone takes the best part of half a day and then there are the quilts, exhibitions and demonstrations which take up the rest of the time – and at some point I had to eat too!

The Festival of Quilts 2014 shopping
I started shopping as soon as the doors opened – it started off quiet and soon filled up!

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