The competition quilts were as usual displayed at the entrance, left and right. Every year there are less traditional quilts, so for the lovers of this kind of patchwork, I can understand their frustration to have not “enough”. However in many shops, a lot of patterns were seen.
I picked out my favorites.
The absolute winner: the big knitted log-cabin quilt from Pauline Law, followed by
Hilary Beattie who had three quilts in three different categories. Bente Kultorp, Angela Mary, Annette Morgan, Edith Bieri, Fay Allwood, Hilde van Schaardenburg (I’ve seen here in a glimps when leaving the hall, just time enough to say hello and goodbye), Janneke de Vries Bodzinga = truly winner, Maggie Barber, such finesse at close view, Robyn Fahy, Yvonne Kervinen from Sweden.
Not a special quilt, but nice texts on it which made laugh a lot of visitors: the quilt from Victoria Dale
In our Youth section: 15 Belgian quilts among the kids!!!!!! What a success!
A few ‘highly commended’ from the jury and ….
Here we go again!
Yes, Mirthe, who was a winner last year, is this year again awarded. Here little sister Hanna, first participation, is too!
In the creation and 3-D objects … nothing special in my eyes, that’s why I didn’t take any pic from it…
From the special features of this year I also want to show you something from Jennifer Hollingdale, hint from quilt companion Chris. Very nice how she integrated the closures we use daily in quilts.
Another of my favorites was the exhibition of the Art Quilt Club from Prague, the Czech Republic. Every year they launch a challenge with a theme, and this year it was “lace”. Yes, that’s something I like to see!
A very nice lady from Japan: Yoshiko Katagiri.
Emma took also some good pictures: click this link to see them
Arabic inspiration was also a big hit for me. Such beautiful designs!
I saw the winning quilt from Padmaja Krishnann some years ago and here was a special exhibition area and stand for her. Just with running stitches, she gets to create some stunning work. No appliqué, just embroidery through all the layers.
Regina Benson with her rusted burned and discharged quilts had a special area, also Jennie Rayment with her fabric manipulated pleated quilts and artfacts. I had lectures from them some years ago and they are both very good souvenirs! so no pics from them this year (those among you who follow blogs, will find surely some pics in other places of the web)
At the fair, a little stand, a “coup de Coeur”, a sudden strong envy to have these little brooches … today I wear the little dog; tomorrow maybe the gentle sheep…
If you liked my Birmingham postings, click on these for those of 2010 and 2009
Enjoy the Belgian sunny weather this weekend,
and hopefully the announced storms for tomorrow won’t be as intense and lethal as the one from Thursday evening.