Saturday, 23 August 2014

Phoenix Quilters Exhibition Deal

 Today saw the first Phoenix Quilters exhibition held in Trinity Church Hall, Deal, Kent and what a turn out they attracted!! The exhibition of this group of quilters, who have only been together for three years was a truly inspiring delight and everyone who attended was warmly welcomed by Sandra who kindly gave me permission to showcase some of the quilts on display.  

This exhibition was not about picking the best in show, or a visitors choice but an opportunity for the group to display their talents and enjoyment that the quilting community fosters.  It is a shame that the hall wasn't larger as this meant the quilts had to be closely grouped which made taking photographs difficult and I always like to see quilts close up and from a distance.  Still perhaps next year!

Opening this inaugural exhibition was the very talented Sue Timney, interior and textile designer who was presented with a lovely set of quilted placemats and coasters in her trademark monochrome by the Phoenix Quilters and she was clearly delighted by this thoughtful gesture. 

If you didn't catch the exhibition today, there is another chance to see the work of this talented group tomorrow. But for those who live too far afield here are some of the pictures I took today.  


                                        Sue Timney opening the exhibition


                                       Receiving her gift from the quilters!





Due to the limited space it was difficult to photograph the whole of the quilt but this was a lovely quilt in rich warm tones by Sue Clayson entitled "Sevenoaks'


Another intricate and beautifully worked quilt.  This one is called "New England Beauty" by Sandra Hall

Again apologies for the photography but this was a lovely demonstration of quilting called "Memories" by Barbara Barclay

Stephanie Farrow decided to turn this Kaffe  Fassett inspired quilt into a door curtain.  


                                            Cathedral windows - by Lynette Platts 


             I love books so loved this quilt.  "Bookshelf for Florence" by Susan Tann


                                                  Loved  this scarf by Liz Hicks. 


              And finally even though I don't want to think about Christmas 
             just yet.  The Twelve a Days of Christmas by Carol Chandler


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