Although a few of my quilts have been travelling abroad, I had never actually seen any of them on display at an international show. It was a bit like when you turn your exam papers, you know that butterfly-ish feeling, particularly as I worked my way through the exhibition, approaching No 573, my whispering quilt in the middle off all that noise.
“Whatever you say I am”
“Artist’s statement: It’s both amazing and awful what impact other people’s agenda may have on a self image. My mind may appreciate the multi leveled picture that is me, but deep down in my heart I still am what they said I am.
Made from recycled and repurposed fabrics, tulle, yarn and buttons, in my own painting with fiber technique, worked layer upon layer. Machine quilted, machine and hand embellished.”
The quilt has 7 layers of fibre, stitching and embellishments, and is very personal.
It holds some of the things I have been told I am, both good and bad.
“Round and round and off the edge” (or was it around and around?)
The European Quilt Association's challenge this year was Movement; a monochromatic triangle with 35cm sides and invisible edging. That edging turned out to be a challenge, but in the end my invisible binding with 60 degree angles turned out ok.
Norway had, together with Great Britain and Spain, the colour purple. Each national quilt association was to provide twelve triangles which were to be assembled into two hexagons. The Norwegian ones were put up for vote at the annual meeting and the twelve with most votes were to be exhibited. I don’t know how many entries there were, but my triangle got to go.
(now AKA Noina Lise)
“The Reef of Re”
was my entry to the Norwegian Quilt Association's 25th anniversary challenge Joys of quilting.
"One of my greatest joys of quilting is transforming the castoffs of others into pieces of beauty. The quilt is made from recycled and repurposed materials only including my mother's old Christmas table cloth."
I posted about this quilt back here, and here we both are at the exhibition.
My pictures of the rest of this exhibition were unfortunately a bit on the blurry side, but the 25 totally different 25"*25" quilts in red, white, blue and black were fabulous.
So that was my quilts at FoQ 2013. Thanks for stopping by!