Monday, 1 September 2014

Janet goes on tour

Janet Valentine's quilt 'From Near, From Far and In Finer Focus' has been selected by Quilters Guild/ICHF for a touring exhibition entitled 'Fractured Images'. It's going to the following venues.

Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts (Formally Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts): Westpoint Centre, Exeter - 25–28 September 2014
Stitching, Sewing & Hobbycrafts (Formally Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts): EventCity, Manchester – 6-8 February 2015
Stitching & Sewing (Formally Creative Stitches):  SECC, Glasgow - 5–8 March 2015
Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch: NEC, Birmingham - 19–22 March 2015
Fashion & Embroidery: Excel, London – 27-29 March 2015

A photo of it is also in Popular Patchwork magazine in the September issue.
Janet Valentine 'From Far ' 

Janet Valentine ' From Near 

Janet Valentine 'In Finer Focus' (detail)

Monday, 25 August 2014

Another step towards Alexandra Palace

Daphne Impey has taken her own textile journey as the basis for her piece for the Out Of The Fold gallery at the Knitting & Stitching shows.

This is an image from one of the panels and to see the whole piece, and lots more work by the 12 members of Out Of The Fold Textile Group, come along to Alexandra Palace from 8th - 12th October 2014 or Harrogate from 20th - 23rd November 2014.

Daphne Impey  detail

Monday, 11 August 2014

The Journey continues to Alexandra Palace

This is a tiny section of Janet Valentine's piece of work for "The Journey Unfolds" Gallery at the Knitting & Stitching Show.
To see the whole piece then visit the Out Of The Fold Gallery at Alexandra Palace from 8th - 12th October 2014 or at Harrogate from 20th - 23rd November 2014.

Janet Valentine  detail

Monday, 28 July 2014

The Journey to Alexandra Palace

Out of the Fold will be exhibiting at the Knitting & Stitching Show 2014 at Alexandra Palace from 8th - 12th October 2014 and Harrogate from 20th - 23rd November 2014

The theme of the Out of the Fold Gallery is "The Journey Unfolds" and all members are working to complete work ready for the exhibition. 

To whet your appetite here is just a corner of  "The Amaizing Journey" by Carole Ward. 

Carole Ward  "The Amaizing Journey" detail

Monday, 14 July 2014

Lynne Selected for CQ Gallery

Lynne Pretty has been selected to exhibit as part of the Contemporary Quilt Group Gallery at the Festival of Quilts 2014. The theme of the exhibition is 'Dislocation'  40 quilts will be on display at the NEC, Birmingham from 8th - 11th August 2014

Here is a just a glimpse of part of Lynne's wallhanging..............

Lynne Pretty
'Dislocation' detail

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Mary wins a yellow rosette at Uttoxeter

Mary's quilt, first seen at the Out of the Fold Finer Focus exhibition in October 2013, won 3rd prize at the British Quilt and Stitch Village show at Uttoxeter last weekend. The competition category was 'Lest We Forget' to commemorate 100 years since the beginning of World War One.

Mary says
"This is the first ever competition I have entered so am absolutely delighted to have my work recognised with a third place. Feeling brave now so off to fill in my entry form for the Festival of Quilts" 

Mary McIntosh 'Finer Focus' triptych
30cm x approx 230 cm
Recycled calico coffin cover. Dyed, stamped and stitched. 

Monday, 10 March 2014

Janet at Olympia

Out of the Fold member Janet Valentine will be exhibiting work as part of the Contemporary Quilt Group at the Knit & Stitch Show at Olympia from 13th - 16th March 2014

Janet says:
"After being chosen to represent QGBI Region 8 at the NEC for the 'In the Spotlight' competition in 2013, I really didn't think I would also get a chance to have two of my quilts at the Knit & Stitch Show at Olympia, London in 2014 
'Underground 150' by Janet Valentine

'Underground 150 (detail)

Underground 150 was the quilt made for the NEC last year. Using hand dyed fabrics to represent the different colours of the Underground lines in London I then stitched station names onto this to create a background for the tube trains. Where the lines connect the station names were them stitched in the connecting colour. Sounds complicated but there was a system/pattern to it which seemed to work. It was a very exciting exhibition to be involved in.

'From Near to Far' by Janet Valentine Triptych
From Near, From Far and In Finer Focus was the triptych I made for OOTF's exhibition last year entitled Finer Focus. I hand dyed the recycled calico in the colours that appeared in my photos of Melbourne, Australia. Using these fabrics I pieced a backdrop gridwork and then top-stitched the sun and it's rays onto it. Using a combination of black fabric, net and felt, I used the set patterns in my sewing machine to sandwich these together and to create a textured fabric for the buildings"

From Near to Far (detail)

From Near to Far (detail)