The American edition.

The following quilts all came from across the pond so to speak.  I believe they were the best in show, well a selection of… there were a few more but they were displayed in the darkest booth and some of my photos were awful so apologies for the omission.

Also – moaning alert! – they weren’t given any name tag and some were distinctively un-iron/creased.  C’mon Birmingham, you can do better than that!!

I’ve had to do a little bit of digging so if I got names/quilts wrong please let me know and I’ll put things right.  (For example, if you know who made the gorgeous quilt on the main page I’d be very grateful)

Warp and Weft by Meadow Mist Design


The ground she moves, flies by Kari Anderson


The Egg by Hilary Goodwin and Rachael Dorr


Die Beem by Lindsey Neill


Cabana quilt by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill


Lincoln by Kim Smith Soper



Another inspiring body of work that set my mind spinning in all sort of directions (in a good way… not like when I enter my eldest room and see the state it’s in…) was the booth of Victoria Findlay Wolf.

Her modern interpretation of traditional quilting patterns is just wonderful.

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I’ve left the show bamboozled by the number of people but really inspired to get going, and that’s what it’s all about right?

One thought on “– 126 – Festival of Quilts 2017, part 2

  1. Deb Cox says:

    Hi Monica,
    The quilts you have photographed are extremely inspirational and amazing. Thank you for your efforts to share. But agree with your note of unpressed/unsteamed quilts. What a shame for the artists involved showing their incredible works. I have been to many a show and never seen this in the hanging of quilts. You are right, Birmingham you can do better. Think they are listening. And Victoria’s talent is undeniable. Genius. Thanks again for the showing and braving the crowds my dear.


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