Judith Barker’s quilt, Illuminating Blue, is showing with the Cabot Quilters’ Something Borrowed, Something Blue collection which starts a UK tour at the Great Northern Quilt Show in Harrogate on August 31.
Cabot Quilters are quilters who have all been associated with Cabot Quilting Conferences as students of teachers and their quilts have travelled to the US and Australia as well as most of the Grosvenor shows in the UK. There are an illustrated article about the collection in the September 2012 issue of British Patchwork and Quilting.
Illuminating Blue was inspired by the exhibition of illuminated manuscripts at the British Library last year, and reflects the rich detail of tendrils, leaves and flourishes of the manuscript pages. Judith has captured this exuberance in her quilt.