From the competition quilts you’ll see in all the magazines the winning quilts, so I decided to show you only Best of Show in detail (it is also Winner Group Quilts and Judges Choice of Greta Fitchett) because it is so fun!! It’s made by the group mentioned in the catalogue as “the ‘no name’ quilters” and on the website of TwistedThread as the Dumb-Belles. They named the quilt: The Quilters Games. Remember the Olympic Games!!!
And then some other competition quilts I liked a lot
Starting with: Jan Frazer Australia & Jenny Rolfe UK
My absolute favorite … Angela Schenz Austria
Mike Wallace & Helen Parrot UK
Natalia Manley UK & Yvonne Kervinen Sweden & Lucie summers UK
Rita Dijkstra Netherlands & Juana Castaneda Spain
In Category ‘two persons’: Lesley Williamson +the Bramble Shop & Debbie Evans + Aileen Bunker UK
Caroline Wilkinson & Neel Williams & Ferret UK
Jane Hendrickx Netherlands & Jane Appelbee Uk
Kate Tribe UK & the Marlton Elementary School UK
I will not talk about the ‘not-to-show-quilts’ …
they were bad enough for me, I’m not going to hurt your eyes…
So here’s time to leave Birmingham (in blog-reporting-time, it’s already a little time ago in reality…)
I thought last year that we were flying with an old airplane because of the propellers … but I was wrong.
In fact the Bombardier Q400 is now one of the most popular aircrafts on short distance for several airlines.
Brussels Airlines has three of them operating. Technologically, it’s the most advanced and fastest turboprop in the world. It also has a significant reduced environmental impact; it produces 30 to 40% less emissions (more than 6.000 tons fewer of CO2 per year) and it uses also that % less fuel.
It is also one of the most quietist aircrafts in the world. Inside there is a system called ANVS (active noise and vibration suppression) that reduces noise and vibration making it as quiet as a jet whit outside 10 decibels less noise!
Look at the site of Bombardier (click – there’s EN for English version) and you’ll know everything about it.
So, this might be one of the reasons why I’ll be going back to Birmingham next year J among a lot of other reasons …
Hope you enjoyed my reporting about the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham 2012 !!! you want to see more? Well, only one solution: you’ll have to go over there JJJ next year…
8th to 11th august 2013 à note this in your calendars !!!