It's nearly here ... Festival of Quilts

Ruins 4 detail (work in progress!) With less than a week to go I am getting very excited about Festival of Quilts!

I have two pieces showing this year. Ruins 1 was shortlisted for Fine Art Quilt Masters. The Festival website has photos of all the shortlisted pieces. No names are listed yet although some pieces are very recognizable. I am totally overwhelmed to be showing alongside some of my favourite art quilters. I cannot wait to see Ruins and suspect I might shed a tear or two!

I also have a piece, After Images, in the CQ Elements gallery. The standard of entrants in previous years has always been very high so I'm really looking forward to seeing all the other pieces.

I will only have 1 day at Festival this year so I will need to be selective about what I try to see - there are simply too many galleries and competition quilts to see in one day. Top of my list are the Christine Chester gallery, the Quilts 30 gallery and the Through Our Hands gallery. And, of course, I will need to save time to visit the traders!

In preparation for Festival I have spent some time updating my website. I have given the Ruins series it's own page. With 3 pieces completed, 1 at the stitching stage and one on the design wall this series has well and truly arrived. And I couldn't be happier with it - it feels like I have found my voice!