Day 15 quilting is a big day as it is half way through the quilters’ blog challenge set by Muppin with over 60 quilters taking part. Are you still with me? Have you read the other fourteen blogs this month? Stay tuned for new work, inspiration, 6 month retrospective and what is coming up in 2020. There’s lots in store.
It is wonderful to see dozens of quilts hanging in one space for us to be wowed. None other than the amazing Festival of Quilts at the NEC, Birmingham, UK each year. The quilts are not juried so you get everything from beginners upwards entering. So it is a mixed bag, but there are some top quality designs and some designers have an exhibition there.
I love to see the variety of the designs. Some are cleverly pieced, others simple striking design, some traditional, some modern and everything in between. Some cause a stir. You can learn so much from just looking at them. Quilts are divided into categories and there is a 3-D category too.
One of Kathy Knapp‘s incredible wearables, her work is always so stunning. This is quilted art at its best.
The exhibitions this year featured Sandra Meech, Eszter Bornemisza and Michael James. Each one was fascinating for different reasons. Each one treats quilting in a different way, extolling the virtues of the versatility of quilting.
Where to see Quilts in the UK
The American Museum in Bath, Gawthorpe Hall, Chesire, regional Members’ meetings of the Quilters’ Guild.
Day 15 quilting offers you 10% off any of the supplies on the website for one day only. This includes undyed fabrics, dyed cotton scrim for art quilts, my popular hand dyed threads in silk, cotton, linen or wool and Bondaweb.
Words and images copyright Karen Platt, the work shown copyright the respective quiltmakers.