Monday, 20 August 2012

Festival of Quilts Ends

 A few shots of Urban Nature at Festival of Quilts. Amazing how quickly we set up and take down. Thank you to all the team and the volunteers and friends who helped in this amazing process. Please come and see me at Alexandra Palace in October (more later). Never had my name in big letters before. Apologies to anyone reading this who signed the book and anticipate being added to the mailing list..it will happen but after Ally Pally..I PACKED THE COMMENTS BOOK
Ongoing piece as part of Urban Nature. Tea-Flower-Tales. People stitched a teabag, flower fabric and found object of their choice to a page of stitch patterns to create an ongoing 'daisy chain' which like Topsy 'just growed', and will continue to grow. Come and contribute to making the chain at Ally Pally.More about this later..lets preserve our wildflowers and our verges by visiting www.plantlife.org.uk 

Visitors perusing. 'Cuttings' in the background (collaboration with Anne Kelly)

Wayside Weeds, blowing int the 'air conditioning'

The beginning...hard to believe set up and take down including building the gallery in under six days! Times that by acres of exhibition stands in two huge halls.

Finally, but not least, many thanks to Arts Council England and The National Lottery for their support of this event.

6 comments:

Heather said...

I love your 'daisy chain' idea to bring awareness for the need to preserve wild flowers and roadside verges.
Your stand must have been a source of great interest and enjoyment to so many visitors.

Penny said...

I had hoped to get to Ally Pally to see this, and you again, but it wasnt to be, a long trip not f4asable for various reasons at the moment.
Still playing with stuff learnt in your class in Ballarat.
Cheers Penny

Martine said...

Wish i could have been there.........hopefully i can once see them in nature.....

pascale said...

I look forward to seeing all this beautiful work and also to meeting you at Ally Pally

Annettequilter said...

Thanks for a wonderful exhibition. Your work is an inspiration. The way you use layering and delicate stitch is quie beautiful. A highlight of the show for me. Good luck at Ally Pally.
Annette

Cas Holmes said...

Thank you all for your kind comments. It was good to see it all come to fruition after concentrated work. The visitors and involvement were great and good to have so many wanting t take part in Tea-Flower-Tales...on to Ally Pally