Sunday, May 31, 2009

Textile Art Festival Brisbane

Grab a coffee - this is a long post!!

I was so lucky to have 3 days at the Textile Art Festival this weekend.
This was the first ever such Festival - and the organisers hit the nail on the head with this one. Everyone was just buzzing with the great atmosphere, the inspiration, and all the goodies for sale. Lots of play days coming up for those of us who picked up all those must-have bits and pieces such as tyvek, lutrador, angelina etc etc etc!!
One of the displays was "My Place" - small quilts made by Australian, New Zealand and South African quilters.

I spent quite a few hours "minding" the Hari quilts exhibit. It was a great location where I got to chat to all the passersby and enjoy the quilts made by a group from South Australia. Here is a taste.
The State of the Art quilt 09 exhibit was one of the displays, and here is the lovely Lisa Walton with her quilt Solar Flare which was snapped up by a discerning art lover. Check out Lisa's blog.
Here is Felicity with her winning piece in the Connections challenge. The challenge was organised by Dale Rollerson of The Thread Studio in Perth. There were 54 entries from Australia, Canada, England, France, German, New Zealand, The Netherlands and the USA.

There was also a Recyle Reuse Textile Art Competition. Lots of great pieces. Here are a couple.

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