Sunday, 11 September 2016

Festival of Quilts 2016

Last month I paid my usual welcome visit to the Festival of Quilts at the NEC. I am always astonished at the array of quilts and textile artworks on display.  I have long admired the lifelike stitched figures of Rosie James.  Her series of canvases entitled Concealed are based on a quote by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, "Invisible threads are the strongest ties" and she explores how powerful stitch is and how it keeps the world going but the people that do it are mostly invisible.

A day is just not long enough to see everything at the Festival although by the end of it I am certainly glad to get back on the train home to give my aching feet a rest.  I snap away with my camera so I can study the works at my leisure when I get home but don't always have time to record the titles and artists so apologies if I don't credit each piece with the artist's name.  Here are some of my favourites:

Another great year of stitching. Here's to Festival of Quilts 2017!

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