Passion for quilting



One of the great things about the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham is that there are so many great lectures, workshops and masterclasses to choose from. This year I went to four very interesting lectures and one Masterclass. It was Threadpainting with Pam Holland. Pam is a wonderful teacher who shares all the tips and tricks of her work with her students and I had a great time and learnt a lot.

The basis of a Threadpainting is a photograph printed on fabric. This is mine:

Iron fusible web to the fabric photo and then iron this onto the background fabric you want to use. Then make a quilt-sandwich. This is where the real work starts. With the sewingmachine and threads in the colours of your photograph you start ‘painting’ the elements in your picture. This is what mine looked like at the end of the masterclass:

The next picture is a close-up so you can see the threads:

You can also see it’s not finished yet but I’m working on it.

If you’d like to see what the other students did and/or work by Pam Holland, check out her weblog.

To be continued…


Festival of Quilts

Last weekend I was in Birmingham at the Festival of Quilts. If you’ve never been there, you’re really missing something. It’s a wonderful show with so many beautiful quilts. Four days are never enough for me to see it all and talk to all the friends you haven’t seen for a year. Oh, and don’t forget the shopping… If you’ve entered a quilt of your own, it’s even more fun, you can listen to what people are saying about it and maybe even win a prize, which is what happened to me this year. The quilt I had entered into the Quilter’s Guild challenge won a European Award.Festival of quilts

Visit the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham UK


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