Saturday, 13 August 2016

Festival of Quilts 2016

This year I took my husband Tim to the Festival of Quilts at the NEC for the first time.

As usual I stayed at The Village in Solihull and drove in each day.

We had a great time meeting lots of lovely quilters we already knew, many of whom have attended our workshops and retreats and many which we had not met before too.  We also covered Sally Holmans stall whilst she went to teach.

We also visited Louise Mabbs. Louise is scheduled to teach at Quilt Sandwich at the end of October  this year - full details are on our website here - http://www.quiltsandwich.co.uk/#!workshops/c24c2



and of course caught up with our regular tutors too - Jenny Rayment, Jan Hassard, Gail Lawther, Angela Madden, Pat Archibald, Lynne Edwards,Kathleen Laurel Sage.

Here are some of the very many quilts which were on show.

Liz Wheeler - Negative to positive


Claire Wallace - Transformation

Suzy Sparrowe - A million and one mistakes

Rachel Tyndall - C & G applique samples


Claire O' Rourke - Carousel

Jennifer Green - Labour of  Love


Christine Davidson - All Encompassing Vision


Yvonne McKie  - Florigia



Fine Cell Work - Stella Quilt





Esperanza Blanco Ruiz - My Country House

Joanna Holomiej - The Kitchen Gods Wife

Judith Wilson - Humming Bee


Joy Salvage - Blue Cabin


Cal Boal - Custard Yellow

Annalise Littlefair - The Journey

Pat Scriven 1+1=19



Kay Bell - All Airs & Graces

Lynda Jackson - Changed my Mind Again

Kimberley Follington - New York Beauty




Anne Hill - Never Again



Bridget Corrie - Charlottes's Quilt

Brendan Sanders - Becky's Garden

Judith Lynch - My Old Dutch

anette Chilver - Dresden in Bloom

Elly Prins - Vermere & More



Trudi Wood - Priory Squared



Sandie Lush - Pearl Princess


Valerie Eames- Not a Patch on Jane

Frances Meredith - Nearly Insane

Diane Dixon - Last but not least


Linsey Upton - Tartan Tatoo

Catherine Carlyon - A Sparking Dear JAne


Jenyy Otton - Mediallion Quilt II

Sheena Norquay - Charming Checkmate


Susie Cooke - Southern Girls

Sandie Pirie - My KNOT Garden





Sandiy Chandler & Jo Colwill - Paracombe Quilt

Hilary Beattie - Bulrushes


Bara Bartosova - Geisha




Natalie Manley - Grey Days Reverie

Olivier Battais - Discovered Waters


Isobel Munroe - Light & Shadows

Joke Buursma - The Vuew


Kate Jackson - Theres no Place Like Home

Helen Godden - Galloping Wild & Free





Derek Snoxall and Sheila Wilkinson- Summer Garden





Angela Cotter & Kay Bell - For Lucy

Bianca Ruddy & Drene Ruddy - To Madiba with Love





 - 3rd Prize  Sue Watters & Sandlie Chandlier - Abigail Rose




Juliet van der Heijden - Hunted

Bara Bartosova - Frog





Maggie Farmer - The Wapley HillTree in Winter



Louise Jessup - The Dung Beetle

Mermaids - Claudia Pfeil

3rd Prize Liz Jones - Sunseeker

Paramjit Panesar - Illusion

Lynne Hanson - Colour Wheel

Chris Mason - ISBN Quilt



Brenda Sanders - Atom

Fiona Mcintosh - Sursum Semler

2nd Prize


Mayte Rodrigues Rodrgues - Betelgeuse




Brenda Thomas - Postcard from Devon



Laura Kenshall





FIRST PRIZE WINNERS

Janette Chilver & Mary Telford  - Vintage Moments

Sunset Spectrum - Dyeversity



Robyn Fahy - Paradise in Bloom
Sandie Chadler


Jane Bonnie - All that Remains

Sandra Newton - Other Places


Oksaner Mader - Kaleidoscope of My Life & Love - My First Quilt

Leah Higgins - Ruins 6

Elfrieda Grooten - New Beginning


Holly Neave - Thats the Way to do it

Matilda Tate -Under the \tropical Sea

Burgess Hill School for Girls - Sittin in the morning sun

Malou Cecille Van Draanan Glismann - Sea Views J Pennecamp Beach



Minatures

















Lisa Gibbs - Colours of Namaqualand

Pam Garland - Trio Sonata


Janette Chilver  - Waltzer



Charlott Sundahl - Over the Edge


Diane Dixon - Fire Island Hosta

2nd Place - Fern Rising - Claudia Pfeil
Claudia will be coming over from Germany to teach again later this year at Quilt Sandwich. Full details on the website soon - http://www.quiltsandwich.co.uk/#!workshops/c24c2


Maggie Barber - Hidden Message



Annalise Littlefair - New Beginnings

Jean Bell - Sunburst



Sandy Chandlier - Enigma

Maaike Bakker - Tribute to William Morris
Caroline Wilkinson - Not so much sunshire plenty of shadow


Marcia Baraldi - Blue Metamorphosis


Helena Butcher - Box Section

Rosalind Harvey - Made with Love

Isabel Muzos - Tropical Cardumen


Bara Bartosova - Fata Morgana

Gillian Theokritoff - Floribundance



Creative

2nd place - Kathy Knapp - The Morning Coat



















Japanese Showcase


Russian Showcase













Hope you have enjoyed my photos. If I have pictured your quilt and not named you and would like to be added, please just let me know.

Workshops, retreats and the largest selection of extra wide backing fabrics can be found on my website here. www.quiltsandwich.co.uk  You can also subscribe to our newsmail list to be kept up to date with new retreats. Just send me an email - fiona@royalhotelbrid.co.uk.