Today I went to see a quilt show! I have never been to a show before so I did not know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised about the large amount of quilts and textile art on show. In the catalogue it says that there were over 170 quilts, but a lot of what I saw was is not depicted in that booklet, so I am guessing that it was at least twice as much if we count all of the “minis” on show and all of the shop samples.
This year the theme of the championship was “Berlin”.
Let’s start with “The best in show”:
“Skyline” , Claudia Scheja, 175 x 175 cm
Catalogue text: “…Undeniably the silhouettes of the city are outlined against an evening sky and leave us alone with our memories of glorious and dark periods in the history of this city. Epidemics, forces of nature and especially the Second World war and the building of the Wall have left their traces. The reunification turned Berlin into one of the most vibrant cities of Europe”
Some more details, sadly a bit blurry!
I have to admit that of the other 45 entries for the “Berlin” theme I did not take many pictures and even the ones I do have are blurry. It is kind of funny to look through my pictures and come to the conclusion that I prefer pattern, abstract or stylised depictions instead of “realism”. I was much more taken with the second part of the show of the quilts by the Dutch and German guilds. Next years theme is “Old masters” (Rembrandt, Botticelli, Jeroen Bosch) Mmm, that is something I could work with. Maybe, maybe!, I could give this a try myself!
Here are some pictures of the second part of the show. I have just added the numbers of the catalogue. If you are interested in more info, please leave a comment and I will give you the details!
146, 145 and 144:
162: (My picture did not come out very nice, so I found another online)
These detail shots are mine again:
I will show you more pictures of the quiltshow later!
Still have some “loot-shots” for you! Let’s just say that I entered the building with money and left without it! ;-)
I got two sets of Aurifil samples to play with, new applique scissors, lots of needles, a bit of fabric and a pen…
….and lots of Aurifil thread…
Hey, it was on sale! What is a girl to do, except fill the box?
Can’t beat that at 2 euros per cone! They were trying to get rid of the collection of the previous colour chart… and I do not mind to help them out a bit! They even gave me the box for free!
I also found a Handi Quilter thick ruler for “long arm ruler work”, that I have talked about in my previous posts. I also bumped into the Dutch representative for Janome who immediately tried to help me find the special “ruler toe”. No luck! She hadn’t even heard of it. She will try and help me find it though! Let the emailing commence!
It is time for bed now. I will definitely dream in colour tonight.
Sweet dreams everyone!