Friday, 5 September 2008

Festival of Quilts NEC 2008

I have been on my travels hence the gap in posts. First stop was the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. I have been to all of these and stay for the duration. This time I was on my own quiltingwise though Alan joined me on Thursday as a non-participant (he explored Birmingham) and I helped a bit on the Traditional Quilt Group Stand, a first and a different slant on the proceedings. I got to know fellow members and chatted to lots of visitors. I shall definitely volunteer again next year. I was worried about missing too much of the show but I planned and organised my time quite efficiently and saw my preferred sections quite thoroughly and got round all the galleries. The galleries are a special feature - white walled rooms with proper gallery lighting to showcase the work of invited quilters or groups. This year Ricky Tims was featured and Susan Brandeis. My favourite, though, was Inge Heuber.
I can't show the quilts, unfortunately, not even one as I didn't enter. One day, perhaps but here are general views giving some idea of the galleries.

1 comment: said...

It is a small world isn't it? I can't believe you did a house swap with someone in State College... I would LOVE to live up there but alas, hubby's job is in New Jersey as is mine so we will have to stay here until possibly retirement....
I can't wait to get one of your brown and turquoise stars!

PS: Thanks for visiting my blog