Birmingham – day 5, no 2.

My day in Birmingham at the quilt show from holland on Vimeo.



The African quilt shown, was made by
Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga

I walked the streets of Birmingham today.


The attacks on the buildings were evident in all of the  streets I walked down. Mac Donalds… phone companies, jewelers, menswear shops, everyone was boarded up…. but open. It was all very moving and I like this photo. It would make a great statement for the background of a quilt.

I visited the Art Gallery,


the Museum


and the Cathedral…


I talked to lots of folk and then had the wonderful Indian meal I had planned for.

I'm smarting a little that the Judges felt my Bayeux Quilt should have been in 'pictorial'.

The definition of 'pictorial' (which I might say is new this year in Birmingham) sponsored by Luana Ruben of  is a picture quilt…. portraits, landscapes… I sort of thought the Bayeux was a bit traditional !!!!

What do you think a pictorial quilt is.?


Toni Giles

There were a number of young designers and this young lady added to my appreciation of their skills.


and I found this quilt below fascinating.

Michelle Holmes, Ashby de la Zouch Lady Isabella Birds Travel Quilt.

Free machine embroidery onto red edged linen squares printed with vintage transfers, Appliques in linen and silk



I love the little pieces of fabric in her garment.


3 Comments Add yours

  1. adamsme says:

    Pam, have you finished the Bayeaux? I agree it is from a traditional design, but I guess I can also see that it might be considered a pictorial quilt. Frankly it would almost seem to be in a category all its own.

  2. peg says:

    i loved being at the foq with you on your blog video….oh and i like the squeaky door….peg

  3. NicoleG says:

    Couldn’t make it to the Festival this year … maybe next year. Thank you for the photos and video, this way I’m not so disappointed not being there! Hope I get to see the Bayeux on another occasion. Nicole – Belgium

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