Thursday, 16 February 2017

Quilt Show in Prague at Flowerpatch

We had a real treat at Flowerpatch Quilter's recent meeting with a slideshow of Melody and Dy's trip to Prague last Springtime. They stayed at a hotel in the beautiful old part of the city and enjoyed river trips and exploring. We loved their photos of the old houses built into the castle walls, many of which are now museums. But, of course, the highlight of their trip was a visit to the Quilt Show. This was a large exhibition of over 800 quilts and 6000 visitors. It is held each year.

These are just a couple of unusual quilts among the many quilts that they showed us:

The exhibition included art quilts, quilts based on antique quilts, traditional Czech quilts, some Cuban quilts, and other international quilts and challenges. A really diverse and interesting assortment.

They met the much-travelled Gillian Travis who was exhibiting at the show and who's work I saw in Bristol. This is a little taster of some of her wall hangings

More exploring followed their quilty day and I love this modern building that they showed us. It is called the "Dancing House" or "Fred and Ginger".

Many thanks to Dy and Melody for putting together this thoroughly enjoyable evening, ably assisted by their chaps Martin and Paddy.

Liz brought along her Little Harbour quilts which she has put together as a foursome in a wall hanging. They look brilliant. 

These are the two links if you'd like to see more and read a bit of a tutorial on making your own. Little Harbours at Flowerpatch Exhibition and Little Harbour Workshop at Flowerpatch

Next meeting is on 9th March when Sue and Jo will be showing us their collections of antique quilts. It would be lovely if any members who have old quilts would bring them along as well, to share with us all. - Anita x

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