101//2012 {{Birmingham International Festival of Quilts}}

… a small sample.

I only took a few photos… mainly of art quilts this year, the ones that spoke to me.

(And I don't have names for all the artists either… apologies)

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(Jan Myers-Newbury)

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(Misik Kim)

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(Beatrice Lanter)

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(Anne Woringer)

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(Anne Woringer)

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(Anne Woringer)

There was a beautiful and way too small exhibition of Amish Quilts that were impossible to photograph properly

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And more modern ones

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I came home very inspired, my fingers are itching to sew and feel very frustrated I don't have any time to do it…

Ali was great company (even though she's a bad influence when it comes to fabric purchases!!!)

There were many many quilts worth of photos I didn't take, or took and came out blah… if you have a few minutes checks these babies out (but don't take pictures of them… you'll get told off… just saying…).  They were simply stunning.

Ok, gotta go.  I'm driving the boys to the airport this afternoon and need to make sure no essential item has been left behind causing them (and my parents) enduring psychological trauma…

No rest for the wicked.

 

 

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7 thoughts on “101//2012 {{Birmingham International Festival of Quilts}}

  1. I am amazed at how different they are in photos and in the flesh. Though that bird in the hand one is so perfectly executed, you would never guess it was a quilt from the photo. A good day – thanks for prodding me into coming.

  2. They’re all beautiful, but I was especially inspired by the 6th one from the top, whomever the maker may be. Might even have induced in me a touch of, to borrow Ali’s phrase, the ‘makies’.

  3. I was there too. And blogged about it at mirandaandlu.blogspot.com. I love the fact that everyone there found something different-your blog and mine only share one photo! -but were all linked by the same love.

  4. Wow some absolutely beautiful quilts here. I have made a couple myself but nowhere near as creative as these. Do you know if there is any plan for the festival to come back to Birmingham this year? I would love to see this.

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