Festival of Quilts 2015 – round up

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This year, I went to Festival of Quilts for two days with Hannah and went to two one hour sessions, a first for me. It meant I had lots of time to see several things multiple times and so I got to see every quilt on show.

As usual I like to do a bit of a round up of the quilts on display that caught my eye… Get a cup of tea, this may take a while.

First, here’s some of the Quilt Creations (3D) category.
junk-in-the-trunk-dressMe with my Junk in the Trunk Dress. The judges said:

Judge 1 – 10x Good – Creative dress, colours and fabrics work well.
Judge 2 – 5x Excellent, 3x Good, 2x N/A – Clever co-ordination of such a variety of fabrics and the dress is very wearable.
Judge 3 – 3x Good, 5x Satisfactory, 2x N/A – What a fun way to use up one’s ‘junk’ patchwork pieces! Ideal for a 1960s party! A colourful, eye-catching dress.

Happy with that! Isn’t it great how one judge says your quilting is excellent and the other satisfactory? Still, no ‘Needs Attention’ marks so I’m very pleased.

By Ceri Stokoe

By Ceri Stokoe

Above is Ceri’s running dress with cape, made with donated blocks and for her run in memory of Terri from Brit Bee. It was nice to see this in real life and I spotted a couple of my blocks in there that didn’t make it into my own dress.

by Helen Dickson - Highly Commended

by Helen Dickson – Highly Commended

From Golden Textures of Australia…

By Suzanne Gummow

By Suzanne Gummow

By Margaret McDonald

By Margaret McDonald

From Fine Art Masters…

By Susie Koren. This won the biggest prize of the show.

By Susie Koren. This won the biggest prize of the show.

By Sara Impey

By Sara Impey

Art quilts…

By Liz Jones

By Liz Jones

By Isabel Muoz - it's a whole cloth, the design is just in black thread

By Isabel Muoz – it’s a whole cloth, the design is just in black thread

By Cecilia Koppmann

By Cecilia Koppmann

Gillian Travis. 2nd Place.

By Gillian Travis. 2nd Place.

Contemporary quilts…

Another by Cecilia Koppmann!

Another by Cecilia Koppmann!

By Janette Chilver - it's a wholecloth with coloured thread

By Janette Chilver – it’s a wholecloth with coloured thread

Traditional Quilts…

By Jo Avery

By Jo Avery

Another by Liz Jones! Love her. 3rd Place.

Another by Liz Jones! Love her. 3rd Place.

By Lynne Johnson - a reproduction of the Billings Coverlet

By Lynne Johnson – a reproduction of the Billings Coverlet

By Janette Chilver again! This won Best in Show and 1st Place in Traditional Quilts. Amazing Quilting.

By Janette Chilver again! This won Best in Show and 1st Place in Traditional Quilts. Amazing Quilting.

Miniature Quilts…

By Sue Bibby

By Sue Bibby

By Jane Wheeler

By Jane Wheeler

By Kumiko Frydl - 1st Place.

By Kumiko Frydl – 1st Place.

By Rosemary Cousins - Highly Commended

By Rosemary Cousins – Highly Commended

Pictorial Quilts…
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Me with Hank, Frankly. The judges said:

Judge 1 – 2x Excellent, 7x Good, 1x N/A – A most appealing portrait and a brave decision to mount it this way.
Judge 2 – 4x Good, 6x Satisfactory – Nice quilt made with love to the dog. Original shapes (edges) of the quilt.
Judge 3 – 2x Excellent, 4x Good, 3x Satisfactory, 1x N/A – What a challenging shape to use as a quilt! Loved the big brown eyes.

By Kate Dowty. Highly Commended and Judge's Choice.

By Kate Dowty. Highly Commended and Judge’s Choice.

By Claudia Pfeil. 1st Place.

By Claudia Pfeil. 1st Place.

Group quilts…

By East Midlands Modern Quilt Group

By East Midlands Modern Quilt Group

I’ve no idea what the judges came back with on this yet, but this was our group’s entry.

By Ex DC Quilters

By Ex DC Quilters

Two person quilts…

By Alison Robins and Krista Withers

By Alison Robins and Krista Withers

Quilter’s Guild Challenge…

By Susan Atkinson

By Susan Atkinson

Joy Salvage. 1st Place.

By Joy Salvage. 1st Place.

I also grabbed another shot of a Gillian Travis quilt- this one was in Quilters In Action. Her work has handprinted fair isle patterns onto of wool appliqué.
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I think in particular, this year for me has been about epic appliqué. I really love what Liz Jones has done and the Billings Coverlet too, it inspired me as soon as I got home to design an almost entirely appliqué medallion quilt for entry next year, some by machine and some by hand. Can’t wait.

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