Monday, 22 August 2016
Festival of Quilts 2016: The Rydal Hall Effect?
Rydal Hall are the highlights of my year. Both Julie Bunter and Leah Higgins from exhibiting group 'Etcetera' and our Rydal Hall retreat group had work juried into 'Fine Art Quilt Masters' at FoQ this year. Leah also won 1st prize in the 'Art Quilt ' competition category ( the winners list is here) .She was working on this at Rydal, sewing for hours at a time , while her neighbour Jean Marshall was building up layer upon layer of subtle colour and stitch on her 'Coral Reef' entry for CQ On the Edge. She was part of the 'Salon des Refuses' ( a place I'm familiar with!) but won 2nd prize in the 'Art Quilt' !!
Sue Ridgewell challenge at the QGBI conference at Llandudno.
We always have a wonderful time at Rydal, working hard but with a lot of laughter. This year it's gone up a gear - it's a privilege to work alongside such talented people, I hope a bit of the stardust brushes off ....