Where was I? Oh yes, the exhibition quilts.
I was very intrigued by this little quilt above and the clever way the animal is integrated into the background. This quilt and the one below are by Elena Folomyeva, a Russian quilt artist who had her own gallery.
There are more of her quilts from the show here.
Ann Johnston has made many beautiful and detailed quilts of the Sierra Nevada.
Christine Chester 'Story of an Eastbourne Beach' appealed to me with its intricate surface detail.
These three quilts above are part of the 'Identity' theme explored by members of Art Textiles: Made in Britain and are by Ineke Berlyn.
This whole gallery had a wonderful feel to it and the work was inspiring and stimulating.
These beautiful embroidered panels are by Rosie James in the same gallery as Ineke and it was interesting to see the stitched figures overlaying the real figures moving through the gallery space. Other artists in the group included Hilary Beattie, Cas Holmes, Christine Restall, Jenny Rolfe and others.
These lovely textures are just details from work by Judith Mundwiler whose work I must explore further. Her website is written in German but I thought I would include the link.
There were so many beautiful quilts at the show this year and I was really pleased that I did at least manage to get there. I hope I have brought you a flavour of the show.