Thursday, 20 October 2016

Open European Quilt Championships

Today is the first day of the Open European Quilt Championships, held in Maastricht, The Netherlands. This is their 20th anniversary and to celebrate they have invited all the championship winners from the past to show their winning quilt again together with a more recently made piece.
As you can tell from the above picture I won this show back in 2006 (the only British winner to date!) in the days pre-blog and pre-blip and when we still had a very slow dial-up connection at home so I needed no further excuse to show you the two quilts that are in Maastricht at the moment here.
This is the winning quilt from 2006 called Foxfires, a translation of the Finnish word for the Northern Lights. It's made entirely of silk, was foundation pieced by machine, hand quilted with additional hand beading and beaded tassels. It also won various other prizes at other competitions and was accepted into the AQS Paducah show in 2008.  I think it has stood the test of time.
I wanted to add a more modern piece of mine that sort of toned in with Foxfires and this piece called La Linea d'oro (Golden Line) fitted the bill. You have seen this before here. It too has been a prize winning quilt for me, winning the 2nd Prize Small Wallhangings as well as the Embellishment Prize at the Scottish Quilt Championships in 2015 as well as the 1st Prize Samll Wallhangings as well as the Surface Texture and Embellishment Prize at Quilts UK, Malvern in May 2016.

If per chance you find yourself at the show which is on till Sunday I would love it if you could take a picture of my quilts hanging in situ in Maastricht.

3 comments:

Lenna Young Andrews said...

What a great combination those 2 make together!!

Bea said...

Beautiful..

Muriel said...

Gorgeous!

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