It was very exciting waiting for the 10AM shotgun start each morning at the Festival of Quilts. We could hear the roar of voices building, and a cheer went up as the opening was announced each day and all the quilters rushed in. You had to see it to believe it!
I'll take you on a virtual tour of my finished gallery. This is the front right inside corner. On the left of this photo are my own small pieces, entitled "Zanzibar Beach" that I talked about in a previous post. Then, left to right: Kate Crossley's "Kate's Book of Un-common Prayer," "Once" by Sue Hotchkiss and "Hatching" by Margaret Cooter.
In the opposite front corner are, left to right: "Autumn" by Marlene Cohen, "Rainforest Canopy" by Pauline Barnes and "After Summer 1" by Karina Thompson. On the right are my own photos, printed on canvas and embellished with beads, shells and embroidery.
In the back right-hand section of the gallery you can see, from left to right: "Eternal Lines to Time" by Alicia Merrett, "Lifepath: Time and Emotion" by Jane Glennie (top), "20 Circles, 12 Flames" by Sheena Norquay (below), "Mt. Fuji" by Annabel Rainbow, "Beth Chatto's Bamboo II" by Annette Morgan, "Red Kites" by Ineke Berlyn, "Inner Glow" by Janice Gunner (top) and "Prehistoric Mammoth Tooth" (below) by me. On the plinth is Barbara Weeks' cushion, "Gaudi Mosaic."
Here's a good view of the back wall, with from left to right: "Confidante" by Linda Kemshall, "Green Fuse" by Sandra Wyman, "Codes and Secrets" by Hilary Gooding (top), and an embroidery by Ros Crouch entitled "Singing Women" (below). Next is my own "Picnic in Regents Park" followed by Alicia Merret's "Eternal Lines to Time."
The is the side wall of the back left corner, featuring Laura Kemshall's "Don't Go", Kate Findlay's "Pink Dawn" and Margaret Ramsay's "Tideline: After the Storm." The slashed cushion on the plinth is by Martine Rendle, and you can just see Linda Kemshall's "Confidante" on the right.
This is an outside view of the gallery, with Leslie Morgan's piece, "Many Moons 1." You can see my own two pieces on an inside wall: "Beach Landscape" and "Orange Leaves." In the far corner you can see Annette Morgan's piece.
Along the same aisle in the front corner is Christine Restall's "Red Clay Road 2." Barely visible to the left of Christine's quilt is a small Shibori piece by me, and 2 cyanotype pieces by Cathy Corbishly-Michel. You can also see inside the gallery: the table in the middle is where I did the book signings.
In the front corner on the opposite aisle, is Tracy Pereira's "It Happened Overnight" and my own "Silk Storm."
This is taken from the back of the gallery and shows three of my own pieces: "Poppy Field at Sunset", "Foursome" and "Charles Darwin's Tree of Life." There are also some cards and quilts for sale on the table. You can just see Karina Thompson's piece on the left and Kate Crossley's piece on the right. This virtual tour gives you some perspective about how the gallery was laid out.