We visited the FoQ on the Thursday. I had originally intended to spend a couple of days there but it clashed with the Chilli Fiesta and I really wanted to go and camp at West Dean so we decided to cram as much as possible into one day! I did very little shopping, only picking up a couple of cones of thread to try out. We spent quite a long time looking around all the amazing quilts on display. There was a lot to see! There was an amazing variety of work on display. I mostly took photos of the more contemporary quilts (there were lots of beautiful, more traditional quilts on show too).
Here are a few of my favourites. I did manage to get the names of some of the artists but not all of them.
Detail from 'Branching Out' by Jenny Rolfe
Loved this next quilt - the quilting was amazing!
This quilt really caught my eye too. It just shows you that there are interesting subjects everywhere.
I really liked this next one, especially how little bits of detail from the house have been 'enlarged'
The next quilt is 'Book at Bedtime' by Kate Crossley. I can only imagine how much time has gone into this! There was so much to look at.
I really liked the next one - a really nice example of how you can use one idea/motif to great effect
and another example - with irons! I love it!
There were lots of very colourful quilts
I really thought I had taken more photos of this next one but I can't find them! I think it was called 'Blog'. The lady had done a square for each day of the year - it was really good.
I really like the use of photographs in this quilt. There were quite a lot of quilts which used photographs; a lot of them just didn't seem to work well (for me anyway). They just looked like photographs 'stuck' onto a quilt, whereas in this one the maker has incorporated the images by continuing the lines onto the rest of the quilt.
Another colourful abstract
I really love the quilting on this one. Such a nice detail. I didn't notice the quilted feathers from a distance and they were a really nice surprise when I looked closer!