Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Flowerpatch Exhibition Preview 2018

The July Flowerpatch Quilters meeting is always the exhibition preview when we get to see the quilts etc. that will be in our imminent exhibition. This year the meeting was held at Cowslip Workshops by kind invitation of Jo Colwill. It's a bit nerve wracking wondering if we have the makings of a good and full show, but Flowerpatch members never disappoint and this year is no exception. So here below is just a peek at some of the entries.

Of course we have lots of piecing

Birds and animals of all shapes and sizes

We wouldn't be Flowerpatch without flowers


and other loveliness.

Finally, can you see what we have here? All will be revealed - it's amazing and very different.

Also at the exhibition we're indulging our British obsession with the weather, and playing Chinese Whispers!

Let me tell you about our last three Flowerpatch Quilters meetings as I missed writing about them simply because I didn't take any photos.

In April we had a return visit by Lesley Coles who had us doing some improv drawing to design our own quilt.
May was one of our favourite type of meetings - Four Corners. This is when the members are divided into four groups who move around the room visiting the "Four Corners" in each of which is someone showing a particular patchwork technique. Sue explained freezer paper applique, Phyllis had everyone practising their hand quilting, I showed  6 minute circles and Arnolda did Redwork.
June was "Quilts in a Suitcase". These were A3 quilts each inspired by a favourite artist and hired to the group by the UK Quilters Guild. They were so inspiring and all so different.They featured some of my favourite artists like Gustav Klimt, Victor Vasarely, Angie Lewin, ........ etc. Dy, Iris and Chris did a lovely job of displaying each quilt in turn.

Not many days now until our exhibition - it will be our 35th. It starts on Tuesday 31st July and finishes on Saturday 4th August, 10 am to 4 pm each day. It is held at Central Methodist Church Hall, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 8BA. We have a stall which sells fabric, books and crafts, and refreshments (+ cake) are available. Entrance is £2. On the last day we draw the raffle for our "Over the Rainbow" Quilt raising money for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Do come along if you can.
Anita x

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