Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Quilts

I have now edited this post after the Dianne's comment. It was almost a continuation from my last post and I didn't mention that these were quilts shown at the Fesival of Quilts at the NEC in the UK.

They had no names on them and no way of knowing unless you had loads of time to look in the catalogue and I was very short of time as I only had a few hours at the show. I apologise for this and to everyone who made these lovely quilts.

These are some of the fantastic quilts I was able to photograph. Most of them were difficult to get as there were so many people surrounding them.





7 comments:

:Diane said...

Whose quilts? Shown where?

Gina said...

I loved that last one with the flowers too! Not sure I got a photo though so thanks for reminding me!

MargaretR said...

I'm so sorry Dianne, but there were so many quilts there and they din't tell you whose they were, so you had to check the program to find out and there was no time to do that at the Festival of Quilts i'm afraid.

smarcoux said...

Hi Margaret

I think your name was mentioned saying if you wanted to come to the carrefour patchwork in sept ....

are you game.. would be lovely to meet you .. we have a couple of gites and Laura and annette will be there myself and dijanne cevaal.
Sandy

Mermaid's Purse said...

I love the floral one too and also very much like the quirkiness and colours of the dwellings/landscape no matter whose they are! Thankyou for showing us Margaret!

:Diane said...

Well, that is just awful that you have to go to such trouble to identify the quilts. At the International Quilt Festival in Houston, the artist's statement is right next to each quilt. When photography is allowed, I take a photo of the quilt, sometimes a detail and always a photo of the statement. I can read them when I look at my photos at home and understand what the quilter was trying to achieve.
There are just too many quilts to absorb all that at the festival, I know. I buy the catalogs for the exhibits that don't allow photos because those are often the shows that are such visual knockouts.
Thanks.

MargaretR said...

I may be mistaken Dianne, but I was going through them all so quickly that I only had time to look at them, but there was a list of all the quilts inside the program. But as I'm not really a quilter it was not important for me to read the artist statements, I just enjoyed the feast of colour and design. The names would not have meant much to me either. I apologise if I'm mistaken and that all the names were there. There will be a catalog of all the work which will be published shortly.