Monday, 28 June 2010

Two Shows in One Weekend!

At the weekend my college held it's annual show of students work. Visitors admired the fantastic pieces and accompanying books which document how the makers developed their designs. My fellow students are certainly very talented embroiderers and quilters. It's a great opportunity for us to see everyone's work too. I didn't exhibit anything this year as I haven't finished my course yet - my turn will come next year. Congratulations everyone for putting on such a marvelous display, and many thanks to the tutors too!
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On Sunday I went to visit a village near York for the Priory Patchworkers Exhibition. Elvington is a lovely quiet village and the patchworkers had set out their quilts in the church. What a beautiful place to hold a show of work:
Bunting guided me to the church and later to the village hall for tea and traders!

From the moment I stepped through the doorway I was surrounded by beautiful quilts:
At the rear of the church were wall hangings and delightful quilted articles for every occasion:

The pews were used to drape larger quilts and window ledges displayed clocks made by group members as a mystery quilt - they were given the clock mechanism when they finished the quilt!

The group had worked on a circle challenge so there were several quilts on this theme including the one above by Glenda who was inspired by Louisa M. Smith's 'Strip and Curves' and also used the '6 minute circle' described in Dale Fleming's book 'Pieced curves so Simple'. Glenda and I attended a workshop a few years ago where Sue Propst taught us this technique.

Even the choir and altar were transformed with quilts:

Someone in the group is like me - they look at floors too!!!

Well I spent quite some time drinking in the lovely quilts and the friendly atmosphere then followed the bunting back down the lane to the village hall for a cup of tea and a bit of retail therapy. Thank you Priory Patchworked for a memorable day out!
P.S I put my name down to join the group too  ;-)

1 comment:

  1. Lovely photos Hazel, the York exhibition looks fab - wouldnt it be nice for us all to go to th next one x