Friday, 26 October 2012

Contemporary Quilt book

I finally got around to ordering the book CQ@10 when I retrieved the piece of paper I had written the necessary information on to buy it. It had got lost among some other paperwork and I found it when I was trying to create at least some order in the chaos of my studio. I immediately (before I lost it again) ordered it (you can do so by following the info here) and I highly recommended you do as it's a lovely publication, beautifully laid out and produced. It celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Contemporary Quilt group that is a part of the Quilters' Guild of the British Isles. I can't quite remember when I joined but it was pretty close to the beginning and although I'm not a very active member I do always read the messages on their Yahoo group and of course I have been making journal quilts which is a project for which they took inspiration from the JQ exhibitions at the Houston Quilt Show. I only missed making them in 2010 and the colour-quilts-collage solo show I had in 2011 was the excuse. I needed all my time to make work for that. But as regular readers will know I'm doing them again this year, as part of my 52 Journals project. 

To my delight, when the book arrived today, I discovered that 3 pieces of my art were included. 

This quilt, called Daffodil Days and which dates back many years, was exhibited with the Contemporary Quilt group in the Beldam Gallery at Brunel University, Uxbridge in 2004. 
Two of my Journal Quilts were also included. The above one is A4 sized and was made for February 2007. You can read my blog post about it here.
And this one, sized 12" square for the next year 2008, when I dedicated all my JQs to Venice! As some of you know my Venice obsession is long-standing! It was made for the month of June and more information can be seen here.

Such a treat to suddenly discover them in this book and the whole book is a delight of colour and inspiration. If you're a quilter, whether traditional, contemporary or art, you should buy a copy! Click here to do so.

1 comment:

Linda said...

What lovely quilts Frieda!! Congrats on having them published!
Thank you for visiting my blog-I'm looking forward to seeing a portrait pop up here one day soon :)


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