Travelled down on 20th August to see my good friend Fiona Wilson exhibiting at the Festival. There was a wonderful selection of creative work there and I particularly loved Chunghie Lee, "The patched Pojagi" (which is Korean Traditional Wrapping cloth). Another favourite was the paralleltextiles ladies - Christina Ellcock and Sarah Welsby (see link). The Committed to Cloth ladies were there but busy doing workshops so didnt manage to speak to them, hope to see them at the Knit and Stitch in Harrogate. Dionne Swift was showing her super devore work (plus kits to buy) and her new work which attracted a lot of attention.
I think I have always thought of the quilt festival as old fashioned but I was wrong! It was about design, exploration and freedom of creativity all on cloth.