Sunday, 30 August 2009

Festval of Quilts Photos

Felt Flowers by Gillian Travis of Sowerby Bridge
Winner of Quilt Creations category

I'm home! After a wonderful week at Knuston Hall I'm back home (with 2 new blouses, 1 jersey top, and 2 dresses!) sorting out my photos from the Festival of Quilts. It's taking me a while but here is the first batch. The Felt Flowers above which won the 'Quilt Creations' category were stunning. I took some close up photos of individual flowers:

Wouldn't you love to have these on display in your home? I would!

Next some more detail of 'Mother Earth' by Helen Godden of Canberra, Australia which was the winner of the Art Quilts category. The detailed quilting on this bleach painted quilt was amazing:

I do love bright colours but this year I was drawn to simple colour schemes and clear patterns and designs. Here are a few of my favourites:

Andamooka Flower by Gay Jenkins and Nic Bridges

Little Thin Blue Line by Mai-Britt Axelsen. Winner of the Miniature Quilts category

Mothernity by Antonia Moncelsi of Roma, Italy

Ephuma E Afrika by Jenny Johnson of Sutton Coldfield

Finally for now 3 members of my local quilt group had beautiful quilts on display - well done to them!
Pippa Wardman's quilt in the Pearl Essence Category

Pippa's daughter Rosie made this lovely 'Pearls of the Orient Quilt'

Heather Pratt's quilt 'Maritime Memories' was inspired by a holiday in Canada


  1. These photos are awesome. I particularly like the flowers. They are wonderful! Wish I could have been there. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sounds like you had a fun time and did a lot! I love those flowers and yes I would love to have them in my home. And those quilts are such a work of art!

  3. Welcome back. Sounds like you've been amazingly creative. Thanks for the photos from FoQ.

  4. Thank you for sharing your insights & photos n this show. All are absolutely beautiful. But I must admit I love those flowers. They are truly the most beautiful fabric flowers I have ever seen.