Two textile treats this week. The first, the end of year exhibition by the Textile Foundation students at Morley College where two of my friends were exhibiting. Well worth going to see if you are in Lambeth, and it is on until 27th June. I love these exhibitions as the you can go through the sketchbooks of the students. Sample pages below, apologies I did not get the students' names.
Then to Sandown this weekend to the National Quilt Championships to see the work of experts. This is a very manageable exhibition and nowhere near as overwhelming as the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. This year there were retrospective exhibitions of the work of Ferret, Sally Bramald and Liz Jones, all astonishing levels of artistry and technique. There are few limitations on photography at this show ( mostly on the traders' stands), so here are a few favourites from this year.
Liz Jones selection
Vendulaka Battais, amazing bargello
Jacquie Harvey, cot quilt
Sheena Norquay miniature
Rita Russell, applique detaii
Yvonne Brown, based on mosaics from a floor in Bristol
Annette Morgan, based on the same floor
As ever, the standard of the quilting at this show is astonishing, both machine and hand.
Lots to think on over the next few days.