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The Festival of Quilts 2008

Dorothy Caldwell , Susan Brandeis , Andrew Galli  |  PG |  DVD
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  • Actors: Dorothy Caldwell, Susan Brandeis, Lilian Hedley, Philippa Naylor, Janey Forgan
  • Directors: Andrew Galli
  • Format: Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Studio Galli Productions
  • DVD Release Date: December 29, 2008
  • Run Time: 93 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001O0VJY6
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #606,807 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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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.

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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.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Winning quilts and makers December 31, 2008
This video documentation is a wonderful highlight of the featured artists and the magnificent array of quilts on display at the annual quilt festival in Birmingham, UK. The narrators take you step by step thru each chapter, and clearly explain the artists and sections featured in the production. I enjoyed the interview with hand quilter Lilian Hedley and the demonstration workshop from Phillppa Naylor as well as Dorothy Caldwell from Canada whose work is so inspirational. The Festival of Quilts really is a textile and quilting arts show, and this DVD does a great job illustrating the diversity of talent on display and amongst the teachers. The close-ups of all the winning quilts with the names of the winners by category was very well put together. A reference for design inspiration from the enclosed image files is helpful for quilters. Maybe more examples of quilts would give a broader view of the field in Europe.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Festival Highlights December 30, 2008
The Birmingham Festival of Quilts is one of the world's largest with over 1200 juried quilts on display. This film showcases the featured artists from the 2008 show, including segments filmed in their studios. I think the dvd would be better titled Featured Artists from the 2008 Festival of Quilts. With a clearer title I wouldn't have expected I'd see the show itself. Worth a look.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Festival of Quilts February 25, 2009
It's lovely to have the opportunity to see the most recent winners of the largest annual quilt show in Europe. The individual chapters provide a close-up look at the work of modern quilt artists, with a couple of chapters on historic quilt-making methods. Bonus extras include high-resolution image files of over seventy award-winning quilts and a PDF file listing methods and inspirations for each one.
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