For the EQA competition this year, 10 quilts will be shown from each country-member during the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, august 2009.
It had to be a banner of 15/150cm : thus a long small thing ... with celebration as subject and for each country a different colour to use for 20% in the quilt (=red for Belgium). This "year-celebration" is because of the 20th anniversary of the European Quilters Association; and as it is also our anniversary in the Belgian guild (also twenty candles!) I made a quilt with theme of flowers, because at any anniversary, ladies must receive flowers !
It was a competition, so I've been waiting till the decision of the belgian jury, to know if mine is selected; and it is. So when I'll be visiting the Festival of Quilts from 20 till 23 august, I'll see my quilt 'Flower Power' hanging among all the others. The EQA has 17 member-countries, so that will be 170 banners-quilts to admire !
So this is it : not easy to take a picture of such a small long quilt, but I hope you'll still see the details. Remember it has 15 cm width and 150 cm height.
The fabrics are wool, cotton, self-painted cotton, tweed, velvet, suèdine and silk, an addition of braids and trimms, a ric-rac in red in bottom and upper border, cro-tat flowers, appliqué embroidery, painted and stencilled flowers, sparkling shadows glued on some parts of the strips, some little beads, embroidery machine-stitches for the quilting and a border in cotton fabric like a zebra-design.
Lutgard (link on your right 'I like a lot') is also selected for Belgium ==> have a look : she's sending you a lot of kisses XX!