Saturday, September 13, 2008

Forest Challenge at Hever

Those of you who hang out here on a regular basis will be familiar with the tree themed quilt that I made for my group's challenge (theme: forest), which was due to be displayed at the QGBI Region 2 quilt show at Hever Castle this weekend. Here in this post, all the quilts for the challenge - although I saw lots of other quilts at Hever, I'm not posting photos of any of them, due to copyright issues and so forth - but this group of quilts is an exception - as it's a private group and I know all the people in it, I can share the photos of all our efforts - so it's your lucky day!

Please note that these quilts are original design work and are therefore covered by copyright restrictions. Please do NOT use these images without the permission of the copyright owners and where used, be sure to credit them appropriately. Many thanks.

So - on to the quilts. The first one above is the group quilt we made together - we all pieced some of the leaf blocks and each made one (or more) applique block(s) (mine is the gingko leaf in the upper right). The long vertical applique panel was made by Meg Leach. I can't remember off the top of my head who put the blocks together, but it was designed by Lesley Brankin, quilted by Mandy Parks and finished off by Doris Dove. A great team effort, don't you think? Even if I do say so myself! On the right hand side, is Jennie Lewis's quilt for the challenge - "Where have all the leaves gone" - this is a fabulous quilt, with lovely beads hanging in the trees.

Below are quilts made by Brigid Ockleton ("Forest Logs" on the left) and Mary Cunningsworth ("Pick 'n Mix in the Forest") - Mary intends to enlarge her quilt later to make it bed-sized.

These two are by Sally Skaife ("Autumn Leaves", on left) and Kay Barrass ("Forest"), which is heavily quilted & FME'd - not sure if you can tell that from the photo, but the centre is great (well, it's all great, but the centre is heavily FME'd).

Here's two more - MandyParks', on the left ("Forever Autumn") and of course mine, at right.

And finally - one from Doris Dove ("Not Exactly 100 Acre Wood") and one from Meg Leach ("Fallen Tree"), which incorporates an original poem as well as textiles...

A great turn out, I think - it's a shame that not everyone in the group was able to complete a quilt for the challenge - these are so great I'd love to see what the other folks might have come up with!


Vicki W said...

I love seeing challenge quilts and how everyone intreprets the theme. This is an impressive group of quilts!

tirane93 said...

thanks for sharing that armchair quilt show with us! great theme and lovely quilts.

WendyCarole said...

They are wonderful. Thanks for sharing

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

I love a quilt show, and the Forest Challenge was spectacular! Your quilt looked great hanging in the show.

Quayquilter said...

Thanks for displaying our forest quilts to such good effect - Mary C.