We asked you, the Festival of Quilts community, to vote for the FOQ quilt competition entry that you want to receive the Visitors’ Choice Award AND £500 thanks to Gammill.

The votes are in and we are delighted to announce ‘Bead Seller’ by Chitra Mandanna as the winner of this year’s award!

Our congratulations go to Chitra for winning the award for the second year running.

Artist statement: 

j“Selling beads on pavements…strung together with artistry. Her wares seem to grab all the attention and overshadow her own beauty. A beautiful Indian gypsy woman captured in her unique charm in the evening sun. PC : Martin Donraj”

Cotton fabrics, polyester threads & batting, glass beads

Technical Information:
Raw edge applique, Free motion quilting.

Chitra’s quilt was entered into the Pictorial Quilts category. Click below to see more quilts of this style.

Bead seller chitra mandanna

Did you miss seeing the winning competition quilts at FOQ?

Head to The Knitting & Stitching Show in London from 7th-10th October and in Harrogate from 18th – 21st November to admire the work of leading textile artists in professionally curated textile galleries (including the winning quilts of the FOQ quilt competition AND The Fine Art Textile Awards!).