I went to the 2011 Festival of Quilts at the NEC, Birmingham today. One bit of advice from me is wear very comfy shoes (you will need them as there is a lot of walking) and also take short breaks to rest your feet and get your breathe/strength back before going back to the stalls.
The above picture is the winning quilt of the Pictorial Quilt section, made by Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga, Hot Africa. Quilt is based on a photo taken whilst Janneke was in Kenya. There is no painting in this quilt; the motifs are free motion quilted. You can almost feel the heat of the sun.
comparethequilt.com … Yes! Meerkats! This is the winning quilt of the Group Quilt section. The speech bubbles above the 2 meerkats on the bench read as…
And my favourite from the Contemparory Quilts is Fibonarri Sun. A mix of the Fibonacci theorem and the Nautilus shell, in bright sunny colours….
There are more photos on my flickr page.
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