I was fortunate to have my quilt accepted for the Contemporary Quilters Guild challenge this year on the theme of Dislocation. The quilts were exhibited at the Festival of Quilts in August and will be 'on tour' at various venues including Veldhoven in Holland, QuiltFest in Llangollen and at the West Country Quilt Show at UWE in Bristol from 13th to 15th November. If you can't make any of these shows (or even if you can and would like a souvenir!) you can order the book here http://www.cqchallenges.org/cq-books.html.
I've been googling around trying to find pictures of the exhibition in Geneva that 4 of my quilts were invited to take part in. I wasn't able to go myself and really wanted to see how my work looked in situ! I found some photos on this blog My quilts can be seen on the far right of the second photo, if you click on it you get a bigger image. Gave me quite a frisson to see them hanging there in such illustrious company! k3n x
Hello all - I am such a rubbish blogger (!), my last post was back in June so if anyone is still bothering to follow me, here's some news about a new workshop I will be premiering at Barrington Patchwork near Ilminster on Friday 19th September. Called Freemotion Fantasy Flowers it is aimed at those with some experience of freehand machine quilting and who would like to expand their horizons a little! You will design and stitch your own mini wholecloth design and then embellish with fabric crayons and beads if you like (and why wouldn't you?!) I'll give lots of guidance and ideas for the design process - I know how intimidating a blank piece of paper can seem. See below for my little piece, 12" square. To book a place, please contact Janet at Barrington Patchwork.
I did my Fabric Collage Landscape workshop with Polden Stitchers last Friday and had a really great day (and a fabulous lunch with scrummy pavlova for dessert!) and just received a photo of a finished piece - done in a week and rather fabulous, I'm sure you'll agree. k3n x
I am so excited to have been invited to display my Cosmic Evolution quilts (pictured below, 2 posts down) at an Art Exhibition in Geneva Switzerland in June that will run alongside an international scientific conference about Radiation. For more details about the exhibition see this website. The exhibition will go on to be shown at the European Patchwork Festival at Val d'Argent in France in September and then onto the Prague Patchwork Meeting in April 2015. I sent them off today and it's strange to think they'll be gone for a year but so exciting to think that they'll be seen in so many different places in Europe. k3n x
I just received this photo from a student at my recent workshop in Ilminster Arts Centre. The gentleman who made this is a retired Saville Row tailor who has recently taken up patchwork. I love the colours in this and the secondary design formed by the dark red fabric.