… It’s been so long since I visited that it’s almost embarrassing writing about it, but here we go.
First of all a confession: it wasn’t my favourite show.
All the quilts exposed had been skilfully done but not many grabbed my attention and made me run back home to the sewing machine with a head full of ideas… do you know what I mean? It’s a totally personal opinion and I don’t wish to offend anybody.
Like I said skills and ability yes. Aplenty.
My boat didn’t really rock though.
It kind of bobbled up and down a little.
A lot of traditional quilts.
The ubiquitous hexagons (I always admire then patience and perseverance)
(like the contemporary fabric choice)
A few abstract/art quilt
And my favourite section with the theme of the local Malvern Hills
Obviously this is just a tiny snapshot of the many quilts.
And don’t get me wrong I’m glad I went. It highlighted once again the kind of limbo I’m in. I don’t believe quilting should be only looking back at traditional patterns and colours and colour combination… let’s rock that boat!! Maybe that’s why I haven’t really quilted much… I feel… stuck and isolated…. uninspired…
Hopefully The Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, in August, will jolt me out of this rut.