Friday, 8 August 2014

Festival of Quilts NEC 2014

This year instead of staying over on my own and visiting the Festival of Quilts (FOQ)  on the Sat & Sun, I was invited to go on a coach day trip with a local group.  Although this was lovely, I really felt rushed as I didnt have enough time to 'do' the festival properly. Next  year I will go back to taking two days.
I also found that Thursday was so much busier than the Sat & Sun last year.

Anyway here are some pics which I managed to take.

I'm sorry I didnt manage to get all the names, so if you see your quilt and want me to add it - just let me know.

Lovely Minatures

  Personally I thought this was amazing and could not belive that it was not a winner

Andrea Stracke

Back to larger quilts

Corinne Zambeek van Hasselt - Peace 2

 Apolgies for pic quality - Stephanie Pettengell - Profiles

Close up

 Claudia Pfeil

So excited to see Claudia Quilt. She will be teaching here at The Royal Bridlington in December 2015 - WOW. Full details will be appearing on our website -

 Natalia Manley - Keeping out of darkness

 Angelines Artero - Regatas

 Pamela Miller - Rainbow Wow

 Marisa Marques - Regeracion de Elementos

 Janine Visser - Triangle Trail

 Hilary Florence - Cosmic Split

 Paula Raffety - Skull Optics

 Sue Dawson - Not the darts of death

 Beth Miller ? - Sill Life

 Michele Clark & Margaret Routledge - Mums a Star

 Karin Hellaby & Janette Chilvers - Shimmer Hexi Flowers

 Mary Cunningham & Maggie Kingston - Gargantuan

 Pam S ?  & Quilters Trading Post - Fish at Sea

  Carmen Arevalo Sarchez & Silvia Gonzalez Medina - Big Bang

Sandy Chandler - Rhapsody

 Annelize Littlefair - Kutch Diamonds

 Gwenfai Rees Griffiths - Cappuchino

 Pam Lofthouse - Yorkshire Quilt

 Sharon Andrew - Seven Sisters Sunflower
 Eileen Swart - Jardin des fleurs

 Claudis Pfeil & Edith Vortmann - Zen Garden

Cinzia White - Raconteur

 Andrea Ashwell - Blue Mist

 Angie Taylor - Celtic Pearls

 Chris Hunt - My Sedona Star

 Judith Wilson - On Green Pond

 Laura Armiraglio - Omaggio a Gerda Bengtsson

 Kay Bell - AKA The Horse

 Philipa Thomas - Turkish Delight

 Hanney Asbey -The Magic of Skye II

 Anneke De Jonge - Magical Garden

 Peter Hayward - Waves, Tides & Currents
 Antonia Hering - Dreamtime

 Maggie Barber - Taking Liberties

Merethe Soeby - Over the rainbow.  I love this - its similar to the quilts which Jacqueline de Jonge from Holland makes - and she will be here teaching in March 2014)

 Sue Dawson - Midnight Garden

 Ross Munro - Omahu

 Jane Whittles - Autumn Bounty  (like Susan Briscoes pattern - Time & Time again which we have done in a workshop  here at The Royal Bridlington)

 Victoria Plum - Geometry Part 1 & 2

 Birgit Shuller - Liquorice & Lace

 Kausar Mitha - Indigo Stars

 Pauline Tiny - Lily White

 Nora Al Shafi - Crossroads

 Angela Madden - Wish you were here

Angela is also teaching here at The Royal Bridlington in October . Full details are on our website -

The Winners

 Philipa Naylor

Best in Show - Ruth Parker - Eloquence & Integrity

Judges Comments - The Exquisite handwork and fine machine piecing are exceptional. A simple technique made complex by the maticulous placement of colour across the quilt surface.

Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga - Rich and Poor

Thank you for looking...hope you have enjoyed my pictures.

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