I seem to be up to loads at the moment but don't have the time to get to share it with you, therefore I am going to do two posts this evening to get caught up.
Firstly, the LMQG has an exhibition running at John Lewis' on Oxford Street for the month of June and some of us met up last weekend for lunch there and a good gossip. Then we moved onto Tricolette for some more chatting and sewing.
I know I am biased, but they do look very good in the display. Mine is at the bottom right. The theme was "what does modern quilting mean to you" and the interpretations are as varied and diverse as our guild.
I also went to the Sandown Quilt show yesterday. I have to admit, I found a lot of it quite boring and not very inspiring. A lot of the quilts and the stalls felt to me stuck in the past. I didn't spot a single piece of kona solid or any of the designers that I have come to love but then I don't think a lot of the visitors would have wanted that. I overheard not one, but two customers asking at different stands about cat fabric! I know, I know, just because it isn't my taste doesn't make it have less value but I think it was clear that my taste didn't match the majority there. I just felt that a lot of the work wasn't stretching either the sewer or the viewer.
However there were some pieces that were totally extraordinary and it was worth the entry fee just to get to see them.
I've been stalking Ferret online for a long time and knew she would be there. I even made myself go and talk to her and tell her how much I admire her work and she was delightful. We had a good chat about FMQ and she even mentioned that she might organise a 5 day FMQ retreat one day. If she does, I'm up for it. Because to learn from the person who can produce this - would be a privilege.
This is called Prometheus and is a whole cloth. See to the left the edge of a person, that gives you a sense of how enormous it is.
And here are some detail shots.
She also had a couple of others in the exhibition and more on her stand but I know I am coming over as enough of a fan girl as it is.
There were some other quilts that inspired me but I wanted to share this one with you. I've been stashing black and white fabric for ages, without really having a plan to how to use it. I've always been worried that the finished quilt wouldn't have enough zing in it. This one proves me wrong.