Well, I think I need to start with Mandy Pattullo, I was blown away by her work, by the whole ethos of it. Mandy works in Northumberland and "refashions, re-cycles and reuses very old and often disintegrating quilts into new patchworks." Her exhibit was entitled "Thread and Thrift" and, of course, it reminded me of boro and the Japanese concept of wabi sabi.
Blue and white quilted dress
Lost and Found
Gorgeous eh? Several of my friends exhibited quilts in the FoQ. I showed you Janine with her bright take on the date palm in my previous post. Here are a few more:
Julie Mackinder's, Always the Sea
Carin Saga entered Bellaflora and the miniature Bella Knotty
Ros Peedle entered this quilt made with African fabrics
It was a delight to meet up with friends at the show. Unfortunately there were some people I knew were there but I didn't see them. A lot of time was spent chatting, sharing meals/drinks and just enjoying being together and surrounded by quilts and quilty things. More later.