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Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Wednesday photos

These are some experiments I made by moving the camera while photographing the lights in my Christmas tree.  The lights are the kind that change colour on a loop system.

I have been quilting a little bit too!

Happy Festivities and a Creative New Year!


Friday, 23 December 2011

Seasons Greetings!

To everybody - have a great festive season!  And thanks for reading my blog!

Saturday, 17 December 2011

acCent! Art Quilts of the UK

The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky, USA, is having an exhibition - acCent! Art Quilts of the UK - March 16 to June 12, 2012.  I am delighted that my quilt "Seaside Town" has been selected to feature there.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Seen in the window of the local toyshop

The castle is hand carved in wood, it has two branches and many stairs, it is enormous and most beautiful!  A work of art and a work of love.  Priceless!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Friday, 2 December 2011

12" by 12" challenge at Midsomer Quilting

Today I visited Midsomer Quilting to see their fabulous exhibition of 12" by 12" pieces on the theme of "Fruit".  Modelled on the Twelve by Twelve exhibition premiered in their shop/gallery earlier this year,  (before moving on to the Festival of Quilts), eighty-odd quilters responded to the challenge and contributed pieces.  The result is outstanding.

The exhibition is on all this weekend, and also on Monday and Tuesday (it closes on 6th December), so if you are within travelling distance, do not miss it!

Visitors are asked to choose their five favourite pieces.  The highest voted 15 will be displayed at Radstock Museum from next February, as part of the quilt exhibition that Midsomer Quilting is organising there for the third time.

Some of the quilts are also for sale, and written bids are invited.  All proceeds with go to the charity CLIC Sargent for children with cancer.  There were no names of makers linked to the quilts!  so take your pick...

Here are some of my favourite quilts.  It was really difficult to choose just five!  My contribution is also among them - can you spot it?

Overall view of one display wall

The story of the maggot that lived inside an apple.

The quilts opens up!

The Big Apple



Not Kiwi Fruit!

Bananas and Pears

Fruit Miles (postcards)



Nuts - and Ladies in the Beach

An unmissable exhibition!  And the challenge will be repeated next year, with a new subject.... watch out for it! and contribute a piece!  You don't have to live near Midsomer Quilting to be part of it - 
contributors this year have come from far and wide, I believe including quilters fromGermany and Australia.