Whilst browsing through it I found the usual call for entries to this years Festival of Quilts. I usually ignore such requests, but for some reason, this time it got me thinking. I love to go to the festival and look at what is on offer but if it wasn't for the people who took the time and trouble to enter quilts, there would be no festival, and maybe it is time to give something back.
Now I know those of you who have followed this blog for a while will be saying "what are you talking about...you entered last year!" but the truth is I didn't. I was asked to submit a piece which is an entirely different thing. I was thrilled to be asked, but I probably wouldn't have done so otherwise.
At this time, I am just committing myself to registering (which has to be done by 27th April) and for the cost of £8.00 I can register in any or all categories. And unlike last year, when I start having a crisis of confidence and mini meltdown (yes, that did happen) I will be able to pull out without letting anyone down, should the need arise.
1.The Quilter's Guild Challenge this year is Britain. I can think of lots of things that I would like to say about Britain at this time(!), but would that be reflecting the style that I think I am working on at the moment.
2. Art Quilts
Quilts for walls, where the emphasis includes
original design concepts, ideas or emotions
balanced by quality of execution and visual
Yes, a distinct possiblilty.
3. Contempoary Quilts
For quilts made from ideas derived from
the traditions of quilt-making, but given a
new approach. Use of original designs and
contemporary fabrics, using any technique or
combination of techniques, to include quilting(hand, machine or combination).
Maybe. I definitely have some ideas that would take me in this direction. but it is not something I have fully worked out yet.
4. Traditional Quilts
Quilts may be wholecloth, pieced and quilted,
appliqué and quilted, or a combination of
piecing, appliqué and quilting. Quilting may behand, machine or a combination.
Definitely not! For me this would be the hardest category to enter and I am completly in awe of the work of the people who do!
Apologies for indulging myself and showing these pictures again but I guess I am trying to live by the sentiments of the poem I so diligently put here last year.
(And maybe the fact that I have also just been told that this quilt will appear in the 2013 Quilter's Guild calender has helped give me the push!)
Anyone going to join me?