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Quilters and quilting at the Creativ Festival

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Quilters and quilting at the Creativ Festival

Hi friends, As promised, here's a sneak peek at some of the excitement the Creativ Festival holds for quilters, courtesy of Rita Gramsch, producer of the festival. Things to See

[caption id="attachment_448" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="There are more than 260 blocks in the Quilt of Belonging."]There are more than 260 blocks in the Quilt of Belonging.[/caption] The Festival showcases the work of several fibre artists, including award-winning quilt exhibits from Lenore Crawford and Elizabeth Dillinger, as well asthe not-to-be-missed Quilt of Belonging (seen above), a collaborative textile work that portrays the rich cultural legacies of all the First Peoples in Canada and every nation of the world. Things to Do Colour and design workshops for quilters are plentiful. Enjoy quilting cool diamonds with fibre artist Kaffe Fassett (England), knitting persian poppies with Brandon Mably (England), creating fabric art with Lenore Crawford (Michigan) and turn fibre rovings into works of art with designers Norm and Gio Gaudet. Thread paint with Elizabeth Dillinger, make memory quilts with Jean Boyd or create stained glass quilts with Susan Purney Mark. If you’re a beginner quilter, make a Kaffe Fassett fabric pillow with Hyggeligt. People to Learn From kaffe-fassettKaffe Fassett This incredibly talented artist, visiting from London, England, is renowned world-wide for his colour work. He shares his vision and inspiration in frequent lecture tours, exhibitions and television appearances. He is the author of more than 12 books including Passionate Patchwork and Kaffe Knits Again. l-crawfordLenore Crawford won the 2007 AQS 'Best Wall Quilt' award in Nashville, Tennessee. Her new style of art quilting inspires others to reach outside their normal style. Lenore was the hit of our spring show and an absolute must to experience this fall. Elizabeth Dillinger is an award-winning quilter and a rising international star. Winner of Viewers Choice for 2009 Canadian Nationals and 2nd place Award of Excellence, her work is on display in the Netherlands, featured in magazines and on TV, including Quilters TV. For your chance to a pair of tickets and class passes to the festival (or to enter to win a book, if you live too far away to attend), leave a comment on the contest post telling me which prize you'd like.

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