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 -!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


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


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 -!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


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.

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