Category Archives: Textiles

Clothing and dolls at the Festival of Quilts 2019

There are always some sections at these quilting events where things other than quilts are on display. These three dimensional works often result in clothing, and in the case of the Festival of Quilts 2019, also dolls. I’m not sure … Continue reading

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Landscapes at the Festival of Quilts 2019

These landscape quilts from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham really show what can be done with a pictorial quilt. Some are full blown pictures, while others use blocks to show the skyline in a … Continue reading

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Leah Higgins at the Festival of Quilts 2019

This week’s post from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, comes from a display called Deconstruction-Reconstruction-Evolution Leah Higgins. She took inspiration from industries that have touched her life, and mapping change. And in doing so, she … Continue reading

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Jubilee quilt at the Festival of Quilts 2019

Now here is a classic scrappy quilt embellished with embroidery, from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.

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Baltimore Album quilts at the Festival of Quilts 2019

These Baltimore Album quilts, on display at the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, are from the collection of the International Quilt Study Center. The technique developed from the tradition of floral applique, and this particular … Continue reading

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Unusual techniques at the Festival of Quilts 2019

I can’t beleive that it is the end of October, and I’m still working through my pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. The group today show what you can do with a slightly … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at York’s new Georgian fashion exhibition at Fairfax House

I can’t say I’m a big fan of Georgian fashion. Many of the wigs were too tall, and they all look too hot and itchy. And then there is the width of the skirt, which defies logic. However, just look … Continue reading

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The Art of Innovation, Dyeing to Display

If you have 14 minutes to spare, this Radio 4 documentary about the first synthetic dye is worth listening to. It also shows what you can do with waste products from another process. There are lots of interesting snippets, like the idea … Continue reading

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A starry quilt

Some time in the last century, I bought a set of fat quarters. It could have been around 1998. Ever since then, I have been getting them out, deciding I want to do something really nice with them, and putting … Continue reading

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Quilted people at the Festival of Quilts 2019

This group of pictures from the Festival of Quilts 2019 at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, is really impressive. These fabulous creations show various techniques for representing people. The quilt of Cinderella and the ugly sisters on the left is … Continue reading

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