Friday, 14 September 2018

Festival of Quilts 2018

Several Out Of The Fold members had quilts on show at the International Festival of Quilts at the NEC Birmingham in August 2018.

Lynne Pretty entered her quilt 'Spirit of Canada' into the pictorial class.  Lynne says:
"Inspired by my holiday in Canada, I wanted to create a piece which showed the vastness of the landscape. I used images of the First Nation spirit animals in the quilting"
Hand dyed and commercially printed fabrics. Raw edged applique.
Machine quilting. Thermofax screeprinting.

Lynne also entered a miniature. 'Bury Abbey' inspired by the architecture of Bury St Edmunds abbey and cathedral.

Silk. Machine and hand quilting

Karen Frost had a piece of work displayed on the Bernina stand
Silk painted. Machine quilting.

Mary McIntosh entered a double-sided quilt into the Quilters Guild Challenge called 'Colourwheel of time'.
Calico, stitched, painted, dyed, discharged and cut. Hand dyed fabric woven through.

Monday, 10 September 2018

Mary wins Ann Tuck award

Out of the Fold member Mary McIntosh has been awarded the Ann Tuck award for her entry into the Contemporary Quilt (CQ) challenge 2018

Opinion(s)ated by Mary McIntosh 2018
The challenge theme was 'In Print'. 

Mary's work considers the ways in which we are bombarded with news and views from all sorts of media.  Everyone has an opinion but no-one seems to have the answer. 

Techniques: several layers of newspaper lamination onto sheer organza, machine stitch, coloured with paints and inks

The whole 'In Print' exhibition will tour the UK. Having already been on display at the Needle Museum in Redditch and at the West Country Quilt Show

2nd - 30th October  The Curve Gallery, Bangor, Northern Ireland

6th - 15th February 2019  Quilt Fest, Llangollen, Wales

26th March - 25th April 2019  Old Chapel Textile Centre, Newbury

Monday, 3 September 2018

Out of the Fold at Uttoxeter

Out of the Fold travelled to the midlands in April this year to exhibit as part of the British Quilt and Stitch Village event heald at Uttoxeter race course

The show was well received with lots of positive comments from visitors

The work from the 'Out of the East' exhibition first shown at Textiles East in Feb 2018 at Swavesey formed part of the exhibition

All twelve members of the group had work on show. 

OOTF members Karen Frost and Mary McIntosh also offered workshops at the show

Members took along some items for sale too

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Jane doing her usual magic for Textiles East

It is fascinating how different members of Out Of The Fold work in different ways and use their own set of favoured 'tools of the trade' 

Jane has been transforming a piece of discharged black linen wholecloth using her own yummy hand dyed threads

Jane's basket of hand dyed threads
 To see the whole of this glorious (and it really is!) piece of textile art then come along to the Out of the Fold exhibition at Textiles East
Jane Rowland Work in progress for Textiles East (detail)

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Lynne and Mary at Spring Knitting & Stitching Show

Lynne Pretty and Mary McIntosh have both had quilts selected to be exhibited as part of the Quilters' Guild World War One Gallery at the Spring Knitting & Stitching Show at Olympia from 1st - 4th March 2018

Lynne Pretty (detail)
Lynne's quilt was first made for the Contemporary Quilt Group exhibition 'Dislocation' at the Festival of Quilts in 2015

Mary McIntosh 'Finer Focus'
Mary's wallhanging was made for the Out of the Fold exhibition 'Finer Focus' in 2013

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Carole producing lots of work for Textiles East

Carole Ward usually leads the way and completes her work well in time for exhibitions. This year is no exception and Carole has already made her pieces for the 'Out of the East' exhibition at Swavesey. Here is a flavour of what she has see the whole pieces then please come along to Swavesey on Friday 16th and Sat 17th February 2018

Carole Ward (detail)

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Work in Progress for Textiles East exhibition

Out of the Fold members are all preparing work on the theme 'Out of the East' for the forthcoming exhibition Textiles East Fair at Swavesey College on Friday 16th and Sat 17th February 2017

Caroline is transforming this heap of silk strips into a piece of work based on the Sudbury Silk Industry

Come along to the Textiles East exhibition to see the result