Tuesday morning Pitch and Stitch - 10.00am to 1.00pm

Tuesday morning Pitch and Stitch - 10.00am to 1.00pm
This hanging from Annie Downs' Hatched and Patched book should be in every caravan as a cushion or decoration!

Friday, 14 August 2015

Rainy Day

Well, it's pouring with rain outside so with harvest on hold Jonathan and George are off truck-buying.

The little Nissan Micro that saw Victoria through school, university, and Secretarial college and which George has driven up and down every track in West Berkshire has finally  worn itself out.  I know Victoria will be very sad to read that.

Anyway, this time last week instead of sitting here looking out at the rain, I, along with Sandra and Helene, was being driven up to Birmingham by Barbara.  We had such a lot of laughs, ate a lot of food,  met friends from all over the country, and admired all the quilts.

Best Two Person Quilt was won by a lady who attended classes with our favourite teacher, Lynne Johnson - so we were thrilled about that.

Here are some more quilts that I really liked:

This is Restless Heart by Laura Kemshall

Closer inspection of the border revealed lots of nails

Rather sad.

Another two pieces were a bit sad; Jenni Dutton cared for her mother who suffered from Dementia.  Jenni did a series of portraits of her mother to represent the aging process.  I thought this one was beautiful

and when you looked closely, it was even more astounding

- what vision to be able to make a portrait from that!

This was great

and we all loved this

and of course these little hexagons drew me

- Angelines Artero's "That Scent"
I had a chat with Luke Haynes, who had an exhibition of portrait quilts  made from the clothes the models were wearing they sat for him.  I really liked the fact that the quilts were well made, and not just 'arty'.  He said he thought if you were using a certain medium, it was right to learn how to do it properly too.

And, finally, here's a picture of Zandra Rhodes, who was the speaker at the Gala Dinner - very entertaining (and tiny, tiny tiny)!

So, there you are, that's the 2015 Festival of Quilts done and dusted!



  1. I thought the portrait of the lady`s mother was stunning.

  2. Sounds like a brilliant festival. Glad to see you were mixing with the artists.