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