Festival of Quilts 2018 – Part 3 – The Winners Quilts

Picture the scene. It’s mid afternoon on day one of The Festival of Quilts. Visitors are gathering and waiting in eager anticipation for the unveiling of the winning quilts.  A large cloth has been carefully draped over each piece hiding it from view. Eventually the cloths are removed, the cameras appear and there is a frenzy of quilters and photography.

Winner Quilts

Once the hustle and bustle of the day had died down, I popped back to see these beautiful quilts and started taking some photos.

I found the standard of work was very high this year; I particularly loved the pieces featuring hand quilting and applique.

Festival of Quilts 2018 - Winners Quilt - The Quilter's Guild Challenge - Mary Mayne
Winners Quilt – The Quilter’s Guild Challenge – Mary Mayne

"Festival of Quilts 2018" - Winners Quilt Pictorial - My Favourite Things

Festival of Quilts 2018 - Winners Quilt - Traditional Quilt - Sandy Chandler
Winners Quilt – Traditional Quilt – Sandy Chandler
Festival of Quilts 2018 - Winners Quilt - Modern Quilt - Mary Palmer
Winners Quilt – Modern Quilt – Mary Palmer
Festival of Quilts 2018 - Winners Quilt - Art Quilt - Jean McLean
Winners Quilt – Art Quilt – Jean McLean
Festival of Quilts 2018 - Winners Quilt - Quilt Creations - Susie Yates
Winners Quilt – Quilt Creations – Susie Yates
Festival of Quilts 2018 - Winners Quilt - Novice Quilt - Susan Sami
Winners Quilt – Novice Quilt – Susan Sami
Festival of Quilts 2018 - Winners Quilt - Contemporary Quilt - Laima Whitty
Winners Quilt – Contemporary Quilt – Laima Whitty
Festival of Quilts 2018 - Winners Quilt - Miniature Quilt - Philippa Naylor
Winners Quilt – Miniature Quilt – Philippa Naylor
Festival of Quilts 2018 - Winners Quilt - Group Quilt - Sew with Pauline
Winners Quilt – Group Quilt – Sew with Pauline
Festival of Quilts 2018 - Winners Quilt - Two Person Quilt - Julie Brandon & Valerie Schultz
Winners Quilt – Two Person Quilt – Julie Brandon & Valerie Schultz

Winners in the Young Quilters Categories

The children’s work always makes me smile. Can you imagine the thought process involved in their creation?  – ‘I really want to make a dinosaur!’

Festival of Quilts 2018 - Winners Quilt - Young Quilter 5-9 - Basile Tharel
Winners Quilt – Young Quilter 5-9 – Basile Tharel
Festival of Quilts 2018 - Winners Quilt - School (Secondary 12-16) - Mother of Fair Love Special School
Winners Quilt – School (Secondary 12-16) – Mother of Fair Love Special School
Festival of Quilts 2018 - Winners Quilt - Young Quilter 10-13 - Aoife Behan
Winners Quilt – Young Quilter 10-13 – Aoife Behan
Festival of Quilts 2018 - Winners Quilt - School (Primary 5-11) - Creative Sewing
Winners Quilt – School (Primary 5-11) – Creative Sewing
Festival of Quilts 2018 - Winners Quilt - Young Quilter 14-18 - Miranda Hart
Winners Quilt – Young Quilter 14-18 – Miranda Hart

Want to see more from The Festival of Quilts?

If you’d like to see lots more yummy quilts from this year’s show,  then have a look at some of my previous posts – Favourite Quilts, Contemporary Needlework and a Video Diary (from Day 1 at the show).

What is you favourite winning quilt? Are you planning to visit a local or national quilt show this year? Share your thoughts below.

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