Thursday, 21 May 2015

Quilts UK 2015

We had four days at Quilts UK last weekend.  The photo above is from Friday.  On Thursday, it rained all day and was really miserable, but after that the weekend improved.

The main hall has had quite a makeover since we were last there in 2013, with a new glossy rubberised floor that is much nicer to walk on and also brightens up the quilt displays considerably.

There is a full list of the show winners here

Liz Jones was show champion, with another of her signature applique quilts.  She has certainly found a winning formula.

Annelize Littlefair came second, with "Whistler: Fire and Ice", which also won the the piecing award.  You can see it in progress on her blog.  The pattern is "Glacier Star" by Judy Niemeyer.

"Cappucino" by Gwenfai Rees Griffiths won second in the bed quilt section. Beautifully quilted, as usual!

Andrea Stracke's entry for bed quilts was another with lovely quilting.  As well as very high standards for longarm and machine quilting, there were several really excellent pieces of hand quilting in the show this time.

Some more views of the hall.

The miniature category was won by Jane Wheble, with a very detailed Mariners Compass design.

I chose Maggie Farmer's quilt for my Judge's Choice award.  Beautiful work and fantastic minimalist design.  I thought it might have won another award though.

"Full Circle" by Terry Donaldson was my favourite section out of the special exhibitions.

The theme was 'A Celebration of Colour' and it was certainly colourful.

We were back in our usual spot in the marquee.

With June Fitzgerald, over from Australia.  We saw a lot of friends at the show.

We'll be back next year with Yuza Sashiko Guild.  More details soon!

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