Tuesday 24 August 2010

Festival Fever 2

There was sew much to see at Festival of Quilts, my supposed wifi wouldn't work which made posting pics quite difficult.  I'm sorry I couldn't keep you informed.  And I was pretty exhausted at the end of each day too!

I must share with you the winner of the Minitures Quilts, not only that, but this little 8" quilt also won Best in Show!

Mission Impossible 2
Kumiko Frydl, of Texas, USA

Yes, that really is a mariners compass with 128 points!  Yes, I did say 128 points!

It's quite difficult to see, but the background had the most tiniest stippling I have ever seen!

This truly deserved both awards.

2nd Prize in the Miniatures category went to ...

And here's to you Mrs Sanderson
Dorian Walton of Stevenage.

I'm a sucker for traditional quilts and this was a truly remarkable Sanderson Star. 

This was one of my most favourite in the show, strange considering I'm very much a traditionalist!

Monstruck by Jean Cheszeck was part of the Rust Tex exhibition. 

I don;t know if it's the peaceful colours and composition of the overall quilt or the quilting that created such texture, but this definitely spoke to me!

Well that's it for now, I'm off to check back on my e-mails to see if any of you got the questions right that I asked you at the beginning of Festival.  :)

Happy Quilting


Lis Harwood said...

Your favourite was also one of my favourites, how lovely out of all that there was to see! And that miniature, wasn't it amazing?

QuiltSue said...

The red mariner's compass is amazing. Did you personally stand and count the number of points? (giggle)

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

that Mission impossible piece has been in EVERY single show and I think won in every single show.. I saw it in Houston last year...It is pretty amazing... looks like you had FUN!