Monday, August 23, 2010

Festival of Quilts

I had a lovely day yesterday at the Festival of Quilts at the NEC Elizabeth asked me to take lots of photos of the quilts for inspiration.  They're not just quilts, they are works of art.  Some of them are more traditional but many artists make 'art quilts'.  As there are a lot of pics I've uploaded the quilts to Flickr as there are too many to show here, but see the Flickr pics in the sidebar and click for a bigger view.  I thought it would be nice to show some of the stuff on sale here though.  Just looking at all the wonderful colours is inspirational ;-)




12 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, how temping. I really LOVE art quilts, because that is something I can actually make. I went to your Flikr page, but the message read it was "private." So I was unable to view the photos. But thanks anyway for the peek into this amazing show. All that hand dyed fabric and fibers put my head in a spin. I want to go to my studio and start dyeing something! Thanks for showing these.

She said...

Hi Anne, the colours look fantastic. I'm glad you had such a good time. S xx

patcrafts said...

Fantastic photos Anne, glad you enjoyed it. A bit late in the day but I wish I had come with you especially after seeing your photos. What did you buy hehe?
Pat xx

Linby said...

What a great post and a lovely lot of photos you have taken. My fav's are the houses on the beach and the boy in the lily pad - stunning!
Linbyx

Tracey said...

Fab Anne, glad you had a good day.
Hope you have a lovely holiday if I don't post before you go.
xx

kayc said...

WOW What great photos. Glad you had a good day. Kathleen x

Doone said...

I once went to a festival of quilts and I found the best fat quarters and quilting cottons EVER - I wish I could craft full time

my sewing always seem to be the last thing I do...

Dx

Cheryl said...

wow what a fantastic aray of colurs,gosh so much too see,oh so glad you had a wonderful time,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Lucy Ladham-Dyment said...

Great blog and lovely colourful pictures.

http://mixedmediummusings.blogspot.com/

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Thanks for showing all those lovely photos from the Quilt Show. My favorite was the one that had the woman, deer, and fish. Of course, seeing the crowds was fun, too. Thanks for sharing and for all the lovely photos. You did good.

Chrissie said...

I've only ever made one quilt and that was for a cot... I don't think I could manage anything larger. This stuff looks amazing, almost makes me want to try again!
There's an award for you on my blog Anne!
Chrissie

ikki said...

Your desk boring - never! The show look very interesting, wonder what bargains you picked up? ikki