The Festival of Quilts has a section cordoned off, where the winning quilts are already hung, but are covered – draped with cloths – until 2pm on the first day. I stood in anticipation alongside the crowds of onlookers waiting to see the best quilts in each category. Having seen the rest of the quilts in show, I knew the winning pieces would have to be something very special to win a place under the cloths. I wasn’t disappointed, they were amazing. Every inch of every piece represented hours and hours of painstaking work. Stunning colours, textures and surface design. This year I especially liked the pieces made by the schools and the young quilters.
Here are the winners. Enjoy.
|Art Quilts – My Lady by Susan Orchin|
|Schools (Primary 5-11) – Patchwork Magic by Belmont Grosvenor School|
|Traditional Quilts – Kaleidoscope by Janette Chilver|
|Miniature Quilts – Tempest by Kumiko Frydi|
|Schools (Secondary 12-16) – The Magic Circle by Watford Grammar School for Girls|
|Group Quilts – The Show Stoppers by The Exhibitionists|
|Young Quilter /Embroiderer 12-16 – Colores En Elvento by Sonsoles Ponti-Aguirre|
|Quilt Creations – The Chess Set by Mavis Walker|
|My First Quilt – Derelict by Catherine Groves|
|Two Person Quilt|
|The Quilters’ Guild Challenge – Log Cabin Crazyness! by Joy Salvage|
|Contemporary Quilts – Without Colour I Have No Voice by Lesley Brankin|
|Pictorial Quilts – Turtle Bay by Claudia Pfeil|
Check out my other posts for more on the wonderful textile creations at the Festival of Quilts.