I found it really interesting going through this show as a member of the Wellington Guild. The Capital guild considers itself a "modern" guild. And it is. Through and through. They do have some exceptionally good "traditional" quilters but they are definitely in the minority if you go by the quilts shown. By contrast, the Wellington guild is predominately traditional quilters that often make modern quilts with a handful of purely modern quilters thrown in the mix. It is going to make an interesting contrast when we have our exhibition later this year.
I must apologise for the quality of most of these photos. I was trying to take snaps with a 2yo on my shoulders who loves quilts. She absolutely loves running her sticky little hands across the textures of quilts, so I was doing an interesting dance trying to stand back far enough to take a photo, while not too far because someone would try and throw themselves backwards off me to grab the quilts behind us!
On that note... lots of pictures time!
The first quilt that caught my eye when I walked in was a lovely quilt I had seen online several times on the lovely miss Adrianne's blog The Windy Side and was really pleased to see in person
|Purple S-block Quilt by Adrianne Reid|
Closely followed by some lovely and "calm" modern and low-volume quilts
|I Heart Tula Pink by Anne Read|
|In the Quietest Moments by Jeanie O'Sullivan|
|The Seasons Come and Go by Patricia O'Grady|
This one stuck out for me not just because of the wonderful execution of all those triangles
|Barbed Wire for Barb Dwyer by Ronnie Rutter|
|"Keeping with tradition" ribbon - and you don't get much more traditional than those feathers!|
|5 Days and 5 Nights in New York by Tracey Carew|
Another couple of quilts that used quite traditional techniques (foundation piecing and applique respectively) but had such a lovely fresh modern feel. I could see them on the bed of an uber swanky teenager's room
|My Fairytale Garden by Lyn Bell|
|Rebecca's Beauty by Teresa Keown|
|Exotic Butterflies by Lyn White|
I took so many more photos than I posted here. But so many of them were blurry and it was impossible to do the quilts justice.
That got the creative juices flowing!