I am going to skip forward a few days of my trip and speak of the British Quilt Show. We ladies of the tour (the men opted for other sightseeing opportunities) entered the convention center eagerly to see this show. We arrived on time with hundreds of fellow quilters.
I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would the U.K. quilters be specializing in one style? And what would that style be? I saw that just like Americans they have variety of interests. Some quilts were traditional, some contemporary, and some art quilts.
The special exhibits had portable walls creating a gallery room effect. The artist attended to interacted with the viewers. There were several of these exhibits throughout the show. One of which was very popular was the ‘Tentmakers of Cairo’. Several of the Egyptian artists attended along with English sponsors and sales staff. They had a beautiful gallery setting which most of the items shown was available for sale. It may be noted that I could not afford any of the items but many were being sold.
The artists were happy to show and explain the method and process used to create these beautiful works of art. In the end I left with a picture postcard and many camera pictures.