So there I was, dear reader, wandering around the Festival of Quilts, feasting my eyes and generally having a great time.
And then I came upon one gallery that literally knocked me off my feet - Gabi Mett and Judith Mundwiler: Short Stories; Between the Lines.
Judith is Swiss and Gabi is German (I love how FOQ is so international) and as I entered their gallery space I literally gave a little gasp of breath. It was one of those moments. The photos do not do any of the work justice.
I don't know much about Gabi or Judith. They share a website here - it is in German but Google will translate for you (though I fear it does loose a bit in the translation). However, it seems to be a new website and is lacking pictures etc. They do, however, promise an English version - it seems that they had a very good response from FoQ.
While that is in production I can share with you the work that I photographed.
First up, two panels with small hangings.
You may recall that I am always seeking solutions for displaying work. I am not really a quilter - I would class myself more as an embroiderer, so I was intrigued by this simple yet effective way to 'curate' a series of smaller hangings together. That alone set my mind racing.
Then there was this.
A lot of use of papers, yes stitched together, but still paper so you can probably see why my heart had skipped a beat.
My apologies to Gabi and Judith - i am not sure which work was undertaken by who. Remiss of me, but because I was so mesmerised by the whole gallery I did not get my professional act into gear to record everything properly.
So I will leave you with these images and wander off around the web to explore the work of these two ladies elsewhere.