This month I went to the British Folk Art exhibition at Tate Britain and wrote about it on  the blog I share with design star Amanda Russell.

We are currently going through a very strong folk art and craft revival  in the UK and no more is it  in evidence than at the Festival of Quilts. The festival of quilts is a yearly event that takes place at the NEC in Birmingham. Run by Twisted Thread it is an exhibition of open competition quilts. To be honest there is much that I don’t like, but there are also some exquisite pieces of work. The entries are divided into sections such as miniature quilts, traditional, art etc etc. Here are a few that caught my eye. Sometimes I will enjoy  a section of a quilt or the materials used, rather than the quilt as a whole. Take a look and let me know what you think.

Traditional Quilt

Red and white Sampler Quilt by Frances-Ann O’Donnell


Detail of REd and white Quilt

Minature Quilts

Vintage Crazy by Julia Graham

Moab Migration Art Quilt

Moab Migration Art Quilt by Jane Whittles

Lizard detail second detail


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Rural Prospects by Mary Palmer and Anne Kiely

Two person Quilt

Fish at Sea by Pam Stanier and Quilters Trading Post

Sea detail

Detail  of fish head

Traditional Quilts

Wally by Dorita Smith

Wally detail

Minature Quilt

Minature Quilt Imprisoned by Barbara Lascelles

bird detail



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