It's totally typical (and annoyingly ironic, if you're a fan of Alanis Morissette you'll understand) that the time the Festival steps up a gear I have only three hours to spend there.
Not enough by a long way.
After disposing of the three boys (well, one was left in bed, one sold to the gardener as cheap labour and another off to cricket trials) I bombed it to the Festival and spent the little time I had wondering around like a drunk fly from exhibition to exhibition filling my head with ideas and inspiration and not being able to pay enough attention to anything.
For the first time (I might be wrong... I can't remember it being the case last time I went) the quilts were split into well defined categories: modern, traditional, and art quilts. Which helped. I kind of skipped the traditional section and was very much interested in the other two... what's new? what's cooking? what's trending out there.
Then my camera ran out of battery. Of course.
And then my phone storage got full. Of course.
So I have a few photos of things that caught my eye and the list is by any means comprehensive...
Indigo was a big thing.
The yellow part were actually painted which was a surprise... I like the sun especially.
on the beach with Maggie (Linda Fovey)
Storm at sea (Pam Stallebrass)
What lies beneath (Sandra Meech)
Another 'trend' (I do hate that word) was the use of photos as background. I'd like to try that.
Elements (Hilary Beattie)
Gateways (Hilary Beattie)
Kaffe Fassett had a small exhibition of his vintage quilts (which were totally gorgeous/quilt envy/etc. etc.)
scrap busting heaven.
Aaaaaand I think this is enough for now... digest this and come back for more if you dare!