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Wednesday, 2 February 2011
Quiltfest on TV - Wedi 7
Quiltfest has been featured on the Welsh programme Wedi 7 (Wedi Saith) on February 1st - here is the link (hope it works! - EDIT - sorry, it looks like it will only work if you are in the UK) showing DeAnne Hartwell Jones who is headlining the Made in Wales section of the exhibition, which includes my Fish and Chips quilt (shown in the background to the interview with Llinos Roberts and Mary Mars Lloyd). It's in Welsh, but you can enjoy the quilts even if you don't siarad neu ddeall Cymraeg (speak or understand Welsh). There are some excellent close up of DeAnne's work - like my Japanese quilting friends, she does all her piecing and quilting by hand. Go to approx. 11 minutes into the clip. It will be available to watch for a week. For people who can't use the link (from outside the UK), here are some stills which will give you an impression of the exhibition and DeAnne's beautiful work.
I thought the gallery at the Royal International Pavilion was being overhauled as part of the building alterations, but it looks exactly the same in this clip, which shows both the far left hand corner as you enter the gallery and the corner diagonall opposite, so it can't have changed much. Carpet and wall panels are still the same too.