Friday, 16 April 2010

Visit to Trentham

It was with some misgivings that our group travelled to the 'Quilts in the Garden' exhibition, which, this year, wasn't in the garden! Heavy snow earlier in the year had brought down the marquee at Trentham, so an alternative venue (a conference centre) had been booked. However, nobody need have worried, as all thought the alternative venue offered more space and better facilities and hope it is staged there again. There was a nice caferteria serving reasonably priced food (eat your heart out NEC!) and a lovely room for those who had brought a packed lunch to eat in comfort (again, a little different from the NEC!) There was room for more traders and plenty of space between the quilt stands. Most of the group went on to enjoy Trentham in the afternoon as it was so sunny.

This quilt won the first place in the Heritage category

This is Ruth's entry in same class. It is Manx quilting, a form of log cabin, but traditional to the Isle of Man.
This wall-hanging was rather interesting.

Here is a beautiful example of hand applique & quilting

This quilt took first place in the wallhanging class and was the overall champion.

Bottle Kilns - a visitor choice for many, and a symbol of Staffordshire heritage.

Fantastic workmanship - Hardanger blocks which had been hand pieced immaculately.

This quilt was a group's 25th anniversary celebration quilt - such fun!

Some of the Contemporary Quilt Group's "Thin Blue Line" challenge quilts.
Paula & Di having an energy boost to keep them going all day!

1 comment:

Angie said...

I met some of you at the quilt show... I wish I lived closer to you, from what I see on your blog and what I remember of our brief meeting in Uttoxeter..... your group looks fab.
If you have any events during daylight hours, I would love to be invited? Google says you are 1 1/2 hours from here. best wishes to you all.... Angie, the Quilt Angel!