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Monday, 30 January 2012
Quiltfest - sneak previews!
I've been compiling a list of images of some of the quilts we will be showing, so if you want to see these in real life, visit Quiltfest before 12th February - the following links will take you to images from Ferret's gallery (mainly!). The photo above shows her 'Victorian Steampunk' dress, which also be on show, on its first appearance at the Fashion sans Frontiers show at Festival of Quilts in 2010.
Nude with Rope
Greek Fossils - photos can't really do justice to this quilt where the design is created by amazing thread play (same goes for Ferret's other quilts really - you just have to see them to get all the details).
Dragon 1 - the new one
Dragon - the original
Ferret's famous coat - photo further down that blog link, with pictures of Leather Star at the beginning.
For the trading day - Phoenix Rising
There are some work in progress photos of Quiet Moment and Dragon 1 on Ferret's blog - http://ferfab.blogspot.com/ - quite a few of the quilts are also in the 'Virtual Galleries' section on her blog, which shows pics from her solo show at Festival of Quilts in 2009.
We will be hanging Ferret's exhibition at Llangollen tomorrow and the 'Bucktful of Fabrics' exhibition at the Museum on Wednesday morning. Magie Relph's exhibition also features
work by guests Janice Gunner, Ann Mayner and Dorita Smith. Here are some links to a couple of Magie's quilts we will be showing -
The backs of these quilts are also made of gorgeous African wax prints - I wish we could display them so you could see both sides, but alas that isn't possible. I'll try to take some photos as we set up the exhibition, so you can see how fablously colourful they are from the back as well as the front. This exhibition will be a really gorgeous shot of intense colours. Debbie and I spent most of Saturday afternoon matching up the quilts with hanging laths ready for a quick setup on Wednesday, and I feel like I know the backs of some of them just as well as the fronts :-) !
We are also going to have this at the Pavilion gallery - guaranteed to make you smile! comparethequilt.com
Have fun exploring the links!