Our second speaker of the day was American quilter, Ann Johnston, who has been influential in surface design and quilt making for decades. We both have well used copies of her book The Quilters' Book of Design. Ann's talk focused on the the importance of stitch in bringing the quilt surface alive, something we both embrace in our own quilt making.
No stewarding today, so we had the chance to visit a few traders ( naturally!) and explore several of the competition categories. Here are a few of the quilts from the art quilt and and contemporary quilt categories which caught our eye. Click on the photograph to see who made the quilt.