Phew, there it was, gone. Shows like this are crazy, really; an amazing creative event running absolutely full on for four days, then all cleared away until next time, not a trace left except in people’s memories, on their cameras and with a possible impact on their wallets too.
It was a great show, with so much lovely work. I particularly enjoyed Alicia Merrett’s gallery, the European Art Quilt gallery, and Eszter Bornemisza’s amazing work. Then there was Anne Johnston and the Fine Art Quilt Masters galleries too, which were inspiring.
Our gallery, Art Textiles: Made in Britain was a lovely calm, white space, and I think it’s accurate to say we were all thrilled by the result of many months of hard work, which although featuring the hugely differing work of the eleven members, looked elegant and coherent. We received so many positive comments, it was marvellous, with many people saying it was their favourite.
Here are a few images, starting with my own stand. Many thanks to all the lovely people I spoke to, both old friends and new ones too, it was such a pleasure to meet you all, and thanks to Chloe, my lovely daughter, aka the product queen, for her help on the stand. It would have been impossible without her and my husband, who is the driver and an exceptionally indispensable bod.
Above, the Art Textiles:Made in Britain gallery, with some more images below. I will be putting more images onto the ATMIB website soon, too.
Here’s Hilary Beattie, on the left, the person who had the idea of forming Art Textiles: Made in Britain, and who has done so much work in getting it all going and indeed keeping it all going; it wouldn’t exist without her. Next to her is Cas Holmes, another hard working group member, as is Rosie James, below. We need a group photograph, must sort that for the next show.
So that’s all for another year at the Festival of Quilts, no excuses now, time to get down to some more work.