I had a lovely time at Quilts in the Wolds today, this is the biennial exhibition of quilts and textile creations by Lindsey Patchworkers.
The first quilt that caught my eye was this, So Many Memories by Margaret Fulwood. A classic paper pieced hexagon quilt, made over many, many years, was then cut into pieces, quilted "as you go" and reassembled into this striking quilt. A brave move that worked out very successfully.
Stars by Diane Frankish was a great example of accurate piecing and lovely machine quilted, embellished with beads.
Denise Rothwell let her imagination run wild when creating this seaside themed box.
This quilt really caught my imagination and the "Delft" palette is perfect for it.
and, in contrast, Whitewashed by Sheila Evans, was cool and calm.
The challenge for the exhibition was interesting and produced a myriad of inspired quilts. It was difficult to take good pictures because of the labels and because so many visitors were enjoying this work but I hope you can get the idea.
In addition to all the quilts there was cake, two fabric stalls, the famous Lindsey Patchworkers tombola (I won twice),
a book stall and sales of textile goods. The exhibition is open again tomorrow, 10.00 - 4.00 and well worth a visit. A huge "well done" to Lindsey Patchworkers and great inspiration for Country Roads Quilters???