Through Our Hands at Festival of Quilts

For those of you who couldn't make it here's a quick photo tour of Maker, Making Made by Through Our Hands at Festival of Quilts, 2015.

Gallery view with Clare Smith's Bitter Harvest in the foreground. This piece was drip-dyed during the show.

We had a small gallery shop area with greetings cards, small works and of course, the new book. On the wall, St Ives by Elizabeth Barton.

Below, from left to right: Work by Olga Prins Lukowski, Mirjam Pet Jacobs (on the plinths) and Jenni Dutton.

Below: Sandra Meech.

Below: My quilt Restless Heart and Counting the Days by Els van Baarle.

Just some of the info panels that we used to give an insight into the artists' working practise.

From left: Work by Eszter Bornemisza, Els van Baarle and Genevieve Attinger.

Below: Annabel's performance piece, also known as Poisonous Plant.

Below: Clare Smith.

Below: Work by Annabel Rainbow and Michala Gyetvai.

Below: Susan Lenz's Wall of Keys.

Below: Works by Alicia Merrett.

Below: Works by Bobby Britnell.

Below: A wood and barkcloth collaboration by Bobby and Barney Britnell.

Below: Gallery view with mine and Linda's performance quilt And the Swallows Were Flying.

Below: Works by Jette Clover.

Below: Works by Sue Stone, Annabel Rainbow, Linda Barlow, Dijanne Cevaal and you can also just spot Edge of a Feather by Linda and me.

Below: Annabel painting her quilt.

A big thank you to everyone who came to see the exhibition and were so kind with your comments. Annabel and I were so excited to bring together this collection of work and I hope there was something inspirational for everyone. 

Bye for now,


  1. It was truly inspiring - wish I had had more time to absorb it all. Where next?

  2. Thanks so much for taking the time to post this. I wasn't able to make it up so it's great to see what I missed! Though now I am gutted that I didn't make it as it looks fabulous! 😊 k3n x

  3. Thank you so much for posting pics. I wasnt able to come, but i see i was there in Annabels quilt! (Well half of me!)

  4. Simply stunnung exhibition! And the performance pieces are fascinating and a brilliant idea! I'll be in England next year and plan attending the quilt festival. Looking forward to seeing your work on display!

  5. Thank you for taking such wonderful pictures and sharing, the work is all very inspiring, such a diversity of ideas and subjects and it makes you realise all ideas are acceptable, there is no wrong or right, things can have a personal message or meaning or abstract images can work just as well.

  6. Thank you so much for this and every other, wonderful opportunity you've made possible. I've linked this blog post to one of mine. You are brilliant, kind, fun, and very very generous!


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