Birmingham 2014: another big satisfaction

by Orkaloca agosto 13 art * news * Art Quilt * show

Here I am, back from Birmingham, where from August 7th to 10th I took part in the Festival of Quilts.
I was there as Italian International Representative (IR), to take part in the annual meeting of the European IRs and because ... well because there was one of my quilts in the contest ^ _ ^

This year the contest was packed, more than 1,000 quilts, divided into various categories.

And here is my "baby" with a really original title (yes of course :p) : OrkaLoca
I always play on the pun about orcas and the spanish word "loca" which means crazy.

While last yearall the badges with the awards were already been exposed at the opening of the exhibition, this year they made me sweat.
In fact there were no tags on quilts, only the winners had been moved and covered with black clothes. All this because at noon they have done a nice awards ceremony, followed by the unveiling ceremony of the winners.
Only later, at about 3pm, they put the tags on the quilts.
And I was hoping, finger crossed, to see a tag on my quilt. I put so much effort and good vibes in this piece that I hoped so much.

And at the end, after all the waiting, it was finally there, appeared out of nowhere, my blue tag with the words "Highly Commended". This is a recognition given to that quilt that has not been on the podium just by a whisker.

To say that I'm happy is an understatement :)


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Laura Di Cera
18/08/2014 21:04:52 #

Eccomi!!!! In ritardo sulla tabella di marcia, ma eccomi a scrivere un commento! Sei stata bravissima!! Quello che mi piace moltissimo è il movimento morbido che sei riuscita a creare, gli intrecci delle alghe, l'impigliarsi nelle pinne... un effetto tridimensionale bellissimo! Riconoscimento MERITATISSIMO!!! Un abbraccio!

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