I recently joined the group Contemporary Quilters West, a group of 14 contemporary and art quilters based in the Wiltshire, Bath, Bristol and Somerset areas. We are all members of the Quilters Guild and most of us are members of the internet based Contemporary Quilt Group.
I am delighted to say that at least 5 of the group have work on display at the Festival of Quilts this year, starting today.
Unfortunately I am not in the UK at the moment, so am not going to be able to attend - but thanks to the wonders of the internet, Facebook, Twitter etc. I hope to see many of the quilts, at least on my screen.
If you are lucky enough to be going, do look out for the work of Chrisse Seager, Alicia Merrett, Judy Stevens, Kathryn Chambers, all members of Contemporary Quilters West. Clicking on their names will take you to their respective blogs or websites where you can see more of their work. I have also added some images below.
Fine Art Quilt Masters 2014 (sponsored by Freudenberg Vilene)
Chrisse's piece, 'Bushfire' in the Fine Arts Quit Masters display. Congratulations to Chrisse on achieving such recognition.
Alicia Merrett has her own gallery this year, 'Mapping the Imagination' . She has published a book of the same title to accompany this exhibition, advanced copies are available directly from Alicia at the festival.
Contemporary Quilt Challenge: Dislocation
Contemporary Quilt is a specialist group of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles comprising over 700 members. A diverse group of quilters and fabric artists working to create innovative and dynamic art. The group has been set theme for 2014 of ‘Dislocation’ to be interpreted in any way they choose. Very best quilts will be on display within their gallery at this year’s Festival.
Judy, Kathryn and myself have quilts in this gallery