Friday, 24 August 2012

Quilt Show in Birmingham

 On Saturday I went to Birmingham with my friend Hilary Nagashi, and we had a wonderful day looking at all sorts of quilts, traditional, modern, made by children, groups, and so on. I was attracted to a lot of the more modern quilts with their lovely distressed looks although I do wonder whether they will a) survive well and or b) be just trendy and therefore date very rapidly.
 Be those considerations as they may, I am blogging just a few images of parts of the quilts as I don't really know whether I am going to break any of the copyright rules.
 I loved the pieces hanging off the bottom of this particular quilt.
 And the way it was made of so many strips and with words scattered around.
 This quilt was stitched as well which added texture and interest. I love stitching so this was a particular favourite.
 I like these art quilts but I don't know where the distinction lies between quilt and embroidery and even just artwork.
 This is a particular question when it comes to paper quilts although this particular artist was absolutely wonderful. I loved her work but it isn;t quilting to me, it is art on paper constructed as a quilt.
 I bought these particular lovelies for my friend Hilary to say thanks for driving.
 We drove home under a wonderful sky which turned to fire as we approached home via the M53,
 The sky was just amazing!
 And so ended a lovely day. What a treat!!
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