With the wonders of the internet, we aren't limited by geographical boundaries and we can discover diverse art from people all over the world. Excellent as it is to enjoy exhibitions online though, it's sometimes an advantage be able to see the work up close and personal. If you are within travelling distance of Llangollen, Wales you might want to put these February dates for Quiltfest 2016 in your diary. Some events open tomorrow and from February 10th the Nineties Collection of the Quilters' Guild of the British Isles will be displayed along with more recent work from some of the original participants. I was one of those commissioned to make a piece back in the '90s to become part of the Guild's permanent collection.
'Demons in my Head'
Linda KemshallI've realised in my usual scatterbrained fashion that I never took any photographs of this piece back when I made it but when the collection was exhibited in Walsall a few years back they used my quilt for the advertising poster!
'Demons in my Head' (detail)
The detail of the apple with its telling missing bite was always my favourite bit! It should be interesting to make comparisons to see if there have been changes in style and technique over the intervening years. 'Demons in my Head' will be on show together with 'To the Brim' made in 2015.
Thanks for reading today - Love Linda