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Festival of Quilts – Oh My!

This weekend I have visited the Festival of Quilts at the NEC! Oh my, what a fantastic exhibition!

I was a very good girl and refrained from buying any fabric (knowing that I have no storage space left whatsoever). Unfortunately, I forgot that my bookshelves are also overflowing and did buy *ahem* one or two books ;-).

Last year, one of my favourite quilts was made by Tracy Aplin, and the same applied this year. Here is her quilt “Tracy’s Reel Medallion”. I love the colours. I love the quirky fabrics. I love the hand quilting. I love the jumbo rickrack. Great stuff!

651 Tracy Aplin Tracy's Reel Medallion
651 Tracy Aplin Tracy's Reel Medallion detail
651 Tracy Aplin Tracy's Reel Medallion detail (4)
651 Tracy Aplin Tracy's Reel Medallion detail (3)
651 Tracy Aplin Tracy's Reel Medallion detail (2)

I was pleased to see several hexagon quilts, including this amazing one: “Fibonacci Fandango” by Jess Williams:

533 Jess Williams Fibonacci Fandango

I have a thing for rust, so I loved this quilt by Alison Mesley:

56 Alison Mesley Transport of Delight

And the geek in me was very drawn to Kirsty Daum’s “The Tenth”:

902 Kirsty DaumThe Tenth

Another favourite was the Thread and Thrift exhibition by Mandy Pattullo. I particularly loved these little blue textile collages:


Did you go to the Festival of Quilts this year? What caught your eye?

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