Wednesday, 13 August 2014

FoQ Hightlights - Quilt Creations

Possibly the most eccentric (even the most bonkers?) section of the FOQ competition displays is the category called 'Quilt Creations' - and I'm always drawn to it first. What does that say about me? 


Faux taxidermy by Judith Anderson
Just look at this whippet's head, spotted while sipping a cappuccino and so lifelike from afar. Purple velvet whippet with a pearl necklace and button eyes - genius!

And opposite? A lampshade? Yes- but what a lampshade and what a coat below.

Diaghilev Comes to the Party by Sally Hutson


Complete with an explanatory story, which I sat on the floor to read. 



And over there is a garden bench - again with a book explaining the story. 

Ok, even the story asks the question. Is it quilting? Frankly, does it matter when this is so joyful? A bench, full of family history reincarnated at the NEC. 

Take a Break by Ulrike Tillmanns


And again, but this time a mermaid on a jewel encrusted rock.

Naiad by Claire Crouchley

And more garments - this one  with a darling little bag. 

Citrinesque by Kathy Knapp






And finally, the winner from this category - a rather bonkers clock.  But overwhelmingly eccentric and beautiful.

Thanks to Linda Kemshall for the photograph (you can see her blog here) - there was always too much of a crowd around when I tried to photograph it. 

Clock by Kate Crossley
There were other lovely entries to this category - how to choose which to share?  Difficult but these stick in my memory. 

3 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for a lovely post.....almost like being there!! That wee whippet is fabulous!!!

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    1. He was quite amazing. Glad you enjoyed the post. It was better than ever this year, IMHO.

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  2. Oh those coats - I love both of them, just wonderful! Thank you for showing us your personal selection of pieces, here & on your other posts, I too feel like I've been there ;) One day I hope to get there in real life!

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