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Festival of Quilts IV – Quilt Creations

I am still enjoying my photos from the Festival of Quilts, even though this is not exactly news anymore.

They have a competition category called Quilt Creations, where you may enter every quilty thing that is not exactly a quilt or a wall hanging.   It can be clothing, wearable art or 3 dimensional pieces, which must have length, breadth and depth. This post will cover some of these.

The coat above was made by Marijke van Weltzen from The Netherlands, and was called “Once in a Blue Moon”. The inspiration is the story about the crane daughter: A girl who turned into a crane and secretly wove beautiful cloth, and who flew away when she was discovered.

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This ensemble named “Citrinesque”, was made by Kathy Knapp from USA.

It was inspired by the citrine gemstone which has a beautiful yellow colour.

devotion978Here is a little beauty: “Devotion” by Judith Anderson.

Using the knowledge gained from a class in faux taxidermy, she made this piece from old and new wool, net, lace, and other embellishments.

diaghilev993This “outfit” was called “Diaghilev Comes to the Party”, and was made by Sally Hutson.

The artist writes: “Inspired by the extraordinary theatrical performance of Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe from the early 20th century, this garment captures the art of modernism and the fun of the party!”

firelight979“Firelight” by Jane Appelbee.

The artist had a new wood burning stove installed, and was told that she would be watching that more then the TV, – which she did. The flames licking the logs inspired this piece.

henge953“Henge of Celtic Seasonal Totems” by Linzi Upton.

Circle of nine mystical Celtic Totems inspired by votive trees and stone circles found in Ancient Britain.

Linzi is also famous for her quilted Yurts (Mongolian dwellings).

holst973“What on Earth would Holst think?” by Liz Clark. The artist calls these 3D-off-the-wall quilts. Motifs and colours are chosen to represent the seasons.

Another coat, “Homage to Hundertwasser” made by Catherine Lawes. Inspired by Hundertwasser’s paintings and architecture.

This lovely creature was made by Claire Crouchley, and is called “Naiad”. It received a “Highly Commended”.

The artist says: “The doll was created with sequin scales and beaded embellishments, including seaweed and jewellery to reflect her vain nature. She sits on driftwood which is being slowly claimed by the marine life which surrounds her”.

splash955“Splash” by Linda Turner won a “Judges Choice”.

The bowl is made of organza layered between soluble stabilizers and is free motion thread painted to illustrate the action of water when an object or raindrop falls into the water.

takeabreak972“Take a Break” by Ulrike Tillmanns.

An old teak bench, covered in fabric using weather proof glue and lacquer.

tigersandgoats957c“Tigers and Goats Game” by Gillian Travis.

The artist’s interpretation of a game that is very popular in India.

woodlandfantasy965This one is lovely, – “Woodland Fantasy” by Helen Alexander Bristow.

Lovely free machine embroidery on felted fabric. Beautiful colours.

My own quilt, Rosemadonna, was also shown in this category. I did not get any good photos of it on the location, but it can be seen in this post.

bedtimemonster995This is one of a “Collection of Quilted Monsters and Bedtime Beasties” made by Daisy May Collingridge.

The artist says: “The quilt monster is a beast with a fickle permanence. Its presence only captured in the blink of an eye. Yet, it is always there, under the bed or wrapped tight around you”.

The one above, along with the two other “Bedtime Monsters”, and many other outfits were shown at the “Fashion Show” on the Friday night during the Festival. Some of the outfits were also in the competition, like the one above, but not all of them.

Below are some photos taken during the Fashion Show. The photo quality varies as I was sitting near the back, the models were moving, and the lighting varied across the stage. I did not take notes during the show, so I have not got the names of the various makers.

🙂

Eldrid

Festival of Quilts II – the Winners

In this second post from the Festival of Quilts, I will show the winning quilts, – or some of them, anyway. I know there are two or three that I missed, – and at least one of them because it was so crowded every time I passed, that I did not get to take a photo.

These are only the first place winners. Some of the second and third place winners will probably appear in between other spectacular quilts I will show in later posts.

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I sat in at the awards ceremony, and the one that stayed on my mind after the session, was “Poor and Rich” by Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga.  At first I thought I had seen the quilt before, but when I looked up her website later, I realized it must have been one of her other quilts I had seen, which are similar in style, and have also won prizes earlier.

The quilt won first in the Pictorial category.

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The one above won the Fine Art Quilt Masters category, which was a bit special as these quilts were both juried and judged.

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The quilt was made by Brigitte Kopp, and in the photo above you can read the artist’s description of her quilt.

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This one was first in the Art quilt category. It is a layered, pojagi style quilt called “Sunrise, Moonrise”, and was made by Mercè Gonzales Desedamas from Spain.

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The judges said it very well.

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Philippa Naylor made it to the top of the Traditional category with her quilt “The Good Life”.

Both the applique and the quilting is done free hand. Beautiful design and colours too.

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This is the winner of the Young Quilter/Embroiderer age 5-8 group, “Lek og moro” by Anine Stener from Norway. Her cousin got a second place in the age 9-11 group, so here is a family of quilters.

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The winner of the age 9-11 group was this one above: “Bottom of my Garden” by Danai Rae Matthews.

 

The quilt above, “Unwelcome Guest” by Millie Ayers, won the age 12-16 group. It is one of a kind, – a quilt to remember.

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This one won the Miniature category.  It is called “A Hundred Acres”, and was made by Roberta Le Poidevin.

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It is a miniature version of  a larger quilt called “A Thousand Acres”, which was exhibited in the European Art Quilt Foundations gallery at the Festival. You can see a photo of the large one in this blog post.

In this blog you can see some photos of the other miniatures.

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Here is the winner of the Group Quilt category.  It was made by the 6 members of the Tanglewood Quilters, and is called “Beach Huts”

 

The quilt has lots of details, some of them three dimensional.

The two person category was headed by this quilt, “Dear Mrs Morcom” by Mark Mann and Bridget Mann. Patchwork made of recycled men’s suits, and silk screened photos.

The quilt is made up of flying geese blocks, and the technique reminded me of this quilt called Kaleidoscope Man.

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The Quilters Guild Challenge had a garden theme this year, and the winner was “Tulip Time” by Yvonne Brown.

Lots of different techniques and fabrics were used to create this beauty.

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The last one in this post will be the one above, which won the Quilt Creations group. It was made by Kate Crossley, and is very appropriately called “Clock”.

It is a working grandfather clock. The cabinet was made of paper and fabric maché, and lots of different techniques have been applied to reach the resulting look. The artist says: “The work is full of references to time, space, change and decay as well as growth and life.”

See for yourselves below. The space in front of the clock had a crowd at almost all times, so several trips were necessary to get these detail shots.

Kate Crossley had also two other works on display at the Festival. They will appear in some later post.

On the home page of the Festival of Quilts there is a comprehensive list of winners’ names, and some photos were also posted on their facebook page.

On this blog some of the winning quilts that I missed are shown.

🙂

Eldrid