This week I decided to treat myself and go to the Creativa Arts and Crafts show here in Montpellier. There were lots and lots of stands of people selling supplies and homemade items, in lots of different crafts: sewing, crochet, knitting, scrapbooking, candlemaking, cooking etc etc. There were also a lot of workshops available, however I couldn’t take part as all the places were taking (even so early as 10am on a Thursday morning!). Next year I’ll be prepared and sign up in advance!
I picked up some fabric and a roller ruler thing. But my favourite part of the whole expo was an exhibition of mini-quilts from French, Korean and Japanese quilters, on the theme of the Olympics. There were 90 quilts, but here are my favourites:
“Archery” by Sung Jae Ran.
I love the colours and the circles in this, and how the circular quilting enhances the circles.
“Sailing” by Kwon Mi Young
I love the movement in this quilt, how the position of the sails and the quilting in the sky area makes you feel the wind filling the sails and speeding the boats along!
“Marathon” by Haruko Okubo
I like the appliqued figures here, and how the gradated colours gives a sense of movement.
“Javelin” by Yosuko Kato
I love the bright colours, and how the point of the javelin draws your eye to the centre of the quilt. I like the circular quilting too.
“Gymnastics” by Nelly Cavagnaro
I love the background material here, I don’t know what you call it but I love the texture it gives. I like the curved lines of the figures.
“Gymnastics” by Jang Hung Sook
I love the abstractness of this quilt, but I can still imagine the ribbons flowing from the movement of the gymnast.
“Biathlon” by Li Na Rae
I love how the crazy quilting gives the impression of ski tracks, lovely colours too.
“Curling” by Byun Sung Hye
This is such a modern quilt. I love the geometric shapes and the scrappiness of the fabrics.
Do you go to quilting or arts and crafts shows? Do you prefer the shopping aspect, or the exhibitons?