I have now had time to down load the photo’s of the quilts at the Festival of Quilts last weekend. Below are just a few of those I took.
Made by Jane Appelbee from Milltimer(?) called ‘Turbulance’. The inspiration for the piece came from ‘Fast flowing streams,twinkling in the sun, the sound of rippled water and my love of curves!’ Includes :- Cotton, Artic wool, recycled plastic and boning inclusions. Machine stitched. Angelina, beading, Markel. Hand-dyed.
By Helen Hay from Aberdeen entitled ‘Barcelona Bonanza’ . The inspiration came from ‘Antoni Gaudi’s work in Barcelona left a lasting impression on me. I wanted to make a small tribute’. Includes:- All machine stitched. Mostly machine appliquéd using Gloria Loughman technique. The rest applied to that and machine embroidered.
Sadly I didn’t get the name or artist statement for this one.
Once again my powers of observation and recording let me down as I don’t know the name of the maker.
Again I failed to record the maker. Sorry.
As the last three sadly I didn’t record the name of the maker. If you know any of the names and or titles of the pieces above please could you let me know so I can give credit where it is due. Thanks for your help with this.
Gillian Travis of Ripponden made the ‘Impressions of Romania Hanging on a Line’. Paint, print and applique with machine stitch. Inspiration:- Rugs hanging on washing lines in Northern Romania.
Janet van der Colff of Keyworth. “Curvy Doodle” Machine pieced using freezer paper pattern, free motion quilted. Inspiratio:- I have always doodled in meetings, watching tv, etc and thought I would use one to make a quilt.
Catherine Lawes from Marlborough New Zealand. ‘“Wai Nag Awa” – River of Many Channels’. Batiks and other cottons, free cut and pieced on cotton wadding. Machine stitched. Inspiration:- Wairau River, Marlborough, NZ meanders past a series of vineyards and fields on the plain blue hued richmond ranges to North.
I am hoping that I have the right makers name and details Yvonne Potter, Okehampton “Echo Deco”. Strip piecing, stained glass applique, curved seams and foundation piecing with echo and outline machine quilting. Inspiration:- Echoes of the art deco period, strong lines, stepped pediments and curves widely used in architecture and interiors so inspiring.
And lastly Kate Dowty of Bridport made “Rape Fields”. Painted, dyed and some commercial fabrics, heavily machine stitched, with additional embellishments. Inspiration:- The colours of spring when the fields turn all shades of green interspersed with the vibrant yellow of oilseed rape.
I hope I have given credit where credit is due, if not please let me know and I’ll rectify any errors. All artist statements taken from the Competition Catalogue of The Festival of Quilts 2011 published by twisted thread. www.twistedthread.com organizers of the festival. Roll on 2012.