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.