Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Quiltfest - 'Here Be Dragons' exhibition roundup

Now that Quiltfest's main exhibitions are down, I can post photos showing you what you missed ;-)

Ferret's exhibition at the Pavilion was stunning and we had a very positive response from our visitors, if indeed many of them were somewhat stuck for words initially and it tended to be of the 'WOW!' variety.

I'll leave most of the words in this blogpost to Ferret, via her own blog. She has written several posts about the exhibition, with different photos to those I'm showing here, including comments about the quality of the gallery space (unusually long sightlines), her demo pieces (be quick if you want one of these, as many are already sold) and life in her famous van (inc. gourmet dinner). I'm filling in the virtual gallery experience with general photos of her work in situ, but you'll need to go to her website galleries to see better photos of these quilts.

The photos run, more or less, in the order you'd have seen the show if you'd walked around clockwise, and include details of some of the quilts (detail pictures are after the main photo). Enjoy!

Ferret demoing on the APQS Discovery -

Cutting the remains of the sample panels off the frame on Sunday -

And 'at home' in the van - plenty of home comforts!

Having Ferret demoing and able to meet our visitors every day made a big difference to the Quiltfest experience this year and I'd like to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH FERRET!!! I think Quiltfest 2012 will be one that our visitors remember for a long time.


Ferret said...

Thanks for the write up. Once I have caught up with the business mail here I will get a full virtual tour up on my blog.

I really really loved being in Llangollen, the staff at the pavilion were amazing and I can't wait to visit again. I just hope I can persuade people it is an easy place to get to because I would love to exhibit here again. My only regret is that we couldn't get more people through the door.

Ferret said...

Thanks for the write up Susan, I will put a full tour and hopefully some video up on the blog as soon as I can, though I want to write up the wool shop first :)

Susan Briscoe said...

Would be great to have you back someday. Would also certainly have you back to do a workshop. Will talk about futures soon!

Ferret said...

I've got an enquiry from close to you already so I will keep that loose until we can speak.