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.
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
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