Monday, August 18, 2008

Back in town with...inspiration

More than 1200 quilts were in the show from a lot of countries. Small and large quilts, traditional and contemporary, innovative quilts in all sizes and also miniature quilts. Well, you have to see it yourself.

It is impossible to show you all the quilts and it is not allowed without here is a picture of my mum with here quilt......

Of course we had to do a lot of shopping.... I bought 2 kilo of buttons...I do not know what to do with them at this moment, but I love them.... 10 colours and a lot of different sizes.... enough for the rest of my life!

On this picture a colourful selction of the shopping results: my buttons in combination with my mums coloured silk waste, paintsticks and threads.

I had some strange feelings with those little bags with buttons...somtehing like a drugscourier.

Well, if we had a plane could find a lot of buttons....what would they think? And what to think of all those fabrics, threads and whatever.... more than 50% of the people were quilters....Including the show were also 'galleries'from famous artists, like Inge Hueber, Ricky Tims and Susan Brandeis. It is interesting to see a serie of work from one quilter at the same time, to discover why you like their work or not. I concluded for myself that I do not like work with a lot of black in it. For me no browns, black and other dark colours. I like the brights, white and pastels.
One of the smaller exhibitions was the European Art Quilts V, an overview of modern quilts in Europe. This new overview will travelling around the world the coming 2 years, to find out more: They have a wonderful catalogue

We had some wonderful lectures (Amy Bulter, Mary Roper and Ineke Berlyn) and you always get inspired by enthousiasm of other quilters.
Tomorrow more...I go quilting now and watch the Olympic Games on a dutch canal. You want to hear the stories of the dutch.....

1 comment:

  1. Geweldig al die knopen, inderdaad genoeg voor een lifetime!.

    Inge S.