Monday, 24 August 2009

Kindred Spirits at the Festival of Quilts

As some of you may remember, Kindred Spirits launched our first Exhibition - Myths & Legends - here in Devon last May at RHS Rosemoor in Great Torrington. Much to our delight we were invited to the Festival of Quilts, at the NEC in Birmingham, which really was 'the icing on the cake'! Well the four of us have just about come back down to earth, after a wonderful four days, meeting old friends and of course new blogging friends. The pictures below are of our Gallery F25, and for those of you who dropped by, many thanks, it was brilliant to see you!
Front Entrance .... you can just see our Banner on the far right.

Back Entrance - our pieces for our 2010 Calendar are on the outside. The small section of a black and white quilt you can see on the right belongs to Pauline Burbidge! Yes - our Gallery was next to Pauline .........



Some of Vinnie's and Sarah's pieces......



Some of Carol's (left) and my pieces (right). Quite a few of our visitors found the chairs extremely welcome.....! Sarah is in the background and Vinnie in the foreground.
Now for the bestest ever news.... Vinnie entered a Quilt (inspired by Ricki Tims)
into the Contemporary Quilts section and guess what .............

she won a Bronze. As you can see, it is a beautiful quilt and extremely well executed, and the prize is really well deserved. She hasn't stopped bouncing since Thursday morning, and we are all extremely proud of her!!
Kindred Spirits are now five - Vinnie Cable, Sarah O'Hora, Carol Rowland and me, and Dot Carter has now joined us. Vinnie and Sarah do not blog, but you will find a link to Carol and to Dot if you check on the list of links on the right hand side.
The five of us are now busy working on our next Exhibition with a theme 'Skimming the Surface' - so I will keep you posted!





12 comments:

Heather said...

A fantastic post Val. I should think you are all still grinning from ear to ear. Well done to everyone - all those entries are super.

Ruth said...

Congratulations on a wonderful exhibition. Would have loved to have seen it in person.

Doreen G said...

Congratulations to you and the other girls Val you are all so clever.

Aida Costa said...

Such exquisite pieces - congrats on the exhibition!

I really like how some pieces are wrapped on canvas, at least it appears that way.

Pat said...

Your stand looks wonderful Val, sorry I missed it.

quiltchick said...

Didn't it all look wonderful Val, looking forward to seeing the new exhibition next year!

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

All very beautiful work. I would love to have seen your exhibition. Are you showing your work at "The Creative Stitches Show" at Westpoint Exeter in September?

Carolyn

maggi said...

Your exhibition was inspirational Val and it was so nice to actually meet you there. Vinnie's quilt was a well-deserved medal winner. I hope you all enjoyed the show and look forward to seeing your work for the next exhibition. Maggi

sharon young said...

Absolutely marvellous, you are all so talented, the show looks amazing, very very very well done.

And congrats to to Vinnie, a truly brilliant achievement.

MargaretR said...

I was so sorry to have missed your exhibition too! That was partly because I was too busy talking and also looking around the other half of the show with my friends. I definitely need 2 days next year. One to get aquainted with where everything is and meet friends and then study the catlogue properly in the evening so I don't miss anything the following day.
Congratulations to Vinnie! well done

Julie said...

Congratualtions to you all for a great exhibition at the Foq. I did get to see it and enjoyed it but hadn't realised that I 'knew'you. Oops! Mind you, it was towards the end of a very long day. Good luck with your next exhibition.

Alis said...

I loved your exhibition when I saw it at Rosemoor and would have loved to see it again.
It looks brilliant here and I should think it was enjoyed by everyone that saw it.
Vinnie's quilt is quite beautiful and a well deserved bronze. Although I think it would have got gold from me ;0)