2018 Festival of Quilts

The 2018 Festival and Quilts is opened today at the NEC (National Exhibition Centre) Birmingham.  It runs until Sunday and if you’re a fan of all things sewing its definitely worth a visit. The event is a great blend of displayed work (from some amazingly talented quilters); workshops and stalls selling everything you might need from books to buttons and fabric to fancy sewing machines. … Continue reading 2018 Festival of Quilts

Monochrome at the National Gallery

Yesterday we went into London to a matinee at the theatre so popped into the National Gallery to see their exhibition Monochrome. It’s billed as a “Journey through a world of shadow and light with artists including Rembrandt, Ingres, Picasso, Richter, and Eliasson” and it pretty much delivers against that brief.  It is amazing to see how paintings at a distance have a 3D visual to them, … Continue reading Monochrome at the National Gallery