11 hours ago
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Quiltfest in Llangollen
If it is February, it must be Quiltfest. This year, it is open every day from 4th to 14th February, with Trading Day on Sunday 9th February. I will be there as a demonstrator every day at the Pavilion gallery from this Saturday to Tuesday next week, inclusive, apart from Sunday when I will be trading - bringing lots of lovely fabrics I bought on my last trip to Japan. UPDATE - I was planning to demo for the first time on Friday, but the weather has been so wet and windy today (Wednesday) I still haven't finished packing the car, so I can't go till Friday realistically.
Quitlfest's featured artist this year is Barbara Howell. Many of you will have heard via the quilting grapevine that Barbara sadly passed away before Christmas. We were shocked at how sudden it was - although Barbara had not been in the best of health for some time, we know she was looking forward to the exhibition and everyone was helping out so it wouldn't be a lot of effort for her. Quiltfest will be a tribute to her wonderful work. Val announced a few weeks ago that Baluch (top), Barbara's award winning quilt, will be included and it looks like we will also be able to see her beautifully coloured rooftops quilt (below), one of my favourites. I am planning to demonstrate machine couching, a technique Barbara taught me, among other things.