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The Festival of Quilts marks Ineke Berlyn’s life with gallery collection

By Mark Hayhurst 02 Aug 2017

The Festival of Quilts will be celebrating the life and work of internationally-acclaimed quilt artist Ineke Berlyn, who died earlier this year after a long battle with cancer.

Ineke was an international prize-winning artist who combined her love for colour, fabric and travelling to develop an ever-changing collection of work and sketchbooks. She remained positive and creative to the end with her passion helping her through difficult times.

The artist was born in the Netherlands and moved to Bromsgrove in Worcestershire in 1978 when she married her husband John. Coming from a family of furniture makers, Ineke had a strong interest in textiles and embarked on a City & Guilds course in Patchwork and Quilting where she developed a love for the landscape around her home in Worcestershire and the beautiful views she encountered on her travel.

She never went anywhere without her camera and sketchbook to record absolutely anything that could be transformed into a piece of art.

For the past fifteen years, Ineke worked as a quilt artist, tutor and author in the UK, Europe and all over the world. She is greatly missed.

The Festival of Quilts takes place at the NEC Birmingham (Halls 7, 8 and 9) from August 10-13 2017. Tickets Quilts are available at or by calling 0844 581 1289.

Advance tickets cost £15.00 in advance (concessions £13.50) with a wide selection of options available.

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