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The Festival of Quilts announces Fine Art Quilt Masters competition 2018 shortlist

By Mark Hayhurst 12 Jun 2018

Twenty-three entries have been shortlisted for the Fine Art Quilt Masters competition at The Festival of Quilts 2018.

The annual competition celebrates quilts that transcend craft and demand equal billing with gallery quality art works. It is judged by a panel of leading figures from the art and quilting worlds.

Shortlisted artists in this year’s competition are from all over the world, including the UK and Europe, the USA, Canada and South Korea.

Shortlisted artists and work are:

Edith Bieri-Hanselmann (Switzerland), Stairways to Heaven

Jane Ashe (UK), Street Shadows

Abigail Booth (UK), Fugitive

Lesley Brankin (UK), Eclectica

Karen Callaghan (UK), Strelitzia

Hanna Farquharson (Canada), Tree Bark Quilt

Katriina Flensburg (Sweden), At Crossroads II

Olga Gonzalez-Angulo (Spain), Captivated by nature

Cindy Grisdela (USA), Confetti

Elfriede Grooten Schipper (The Netherlands), No Time

Sandra Grusd (UK), Re-Imagined

Susan Hotchkis (France), Alderney

Sara Impey (UK), Thrall

Louise Jessup (UK),Venice - the treasure within

Il Han Kim (South Korea), Relationship-Links

Sandra Lauterbach (USA), Spring

Annette Morgan (UK), Fisherman’s Door

Caroline Ramsey (UK), Multiverse

Hazel Ryder (UK), The space between the moments

Ruth Singer (UK), Tracery

Ann Barbara Smith (UK), Electric Storm

Sandy Snowden (UK), Ramshackle Suburb

Linzi Upton (UK), Domestic

The shortlisted entries will be exhibited in a dedicated gallery within The Festival of Quilts which takes place on August 9-12 at the NEC in Birmingham. £5,000 in prize money will be awarded to the competition winner at The Festival’s Awards Ceremony on August 9. The winner’s work will also feature in the Textile Galleries at The Knitting & Stitching Shows in London (Alexandra Palace) in October and Harrogate in November.

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