The Festival of Quilts is Europe's favorite destination for quilting and textile arts. Each year more than 25,000 quilting and textile artists and enthusiasts come from all over the world to judge and be judged by a panel of their peers in what has come to be regarded as 'the most prestigious quilting award ceremony in Europe today'.
From over 1,000 entrants, over 30 will be awarded a first, second or third prize and new this year, there will be a Best in Show award. Categories include Art Quilts, Contemporary Quilts, Traditional Quilts, Miniatures and many more. More than $50,000 in prize money is generously given by leading manufacturers of sewing, quilting and textile art supplies, educational institutions, and associations.
Galli Film Studios is proud to be selected as the film production company for the 2008 Festival of Quilts Commemorative DVD. For 2008, we assembled a wonderful cross-mix of traditional and contemporary quilting and textile artists, and we ventured north of Birmingham to Yorkshire where we caught up with Lilian Hedley, Philippa Naylor, and took a private tour of the recently opened Museum of The Quilter's Guild of the British Isles, located in a 14th Century Guild Hall in York. Chapter Selections: Chapter 1: Tivaevae Treasures from New Zealand
Chapter 2: Dorothy Caldwell: Marking the Every Day
Chapter 3: The Quilter's Guild of the British Isles: A Tour of the 14th Century home of England's national quilting guild and its collection.
Chapter 4: Susan Brandeis: Patterns of Life -- A 30 Year Retrospecive
Chapter 5: EQA: A Children's Exhibit of Quilts from Across Europe
Chapter 6: Philippa Naylor's Winning Quilt 'Flower Power' & Free Machine Quilting Demonstration
Chapter 7: Lilian Hedley: Twopenny Feathers and North Country Hand Quilting
Chapter 8: Quilt 2008 - Janey Forgan and 'Liberty Jack'
Bonus Materials Include:
Articles from Surface Design Association, Quilting Arts Magazine, Interweave Press, supply resources for quilters of fabrics, dyes, patterns, books, and magazines, as well as Hi-Res IMAGES OF ALL WINNING QUILTS + ARTIST INSPIRATIONS.
About the Actor
The Quilter's Guild of the British Isles is a 6500+ member organization based in York, England. They area a quilting guild, a museum and an organizer and promoter of shows and events across England and Europe. The European Quilt Association is a 17-Country member organization with 50,000+ active members involved in quilting, education, research, and organization and participation in shows and events across Europe.