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.