These are some of the beautiful and varied quilts in Flowerpatch Quilters recent exhibition. I only wish that I could show you more, but there were so many entries this year that it made taking good photos difficult. These are simply the photos that turned out OKish.
Starting with a few smaller items:
All at Sea - a cushion by Iris L
and Iris's Little Houses
Another cushion - this is Tina's Round my Garden - I Wish!
Dawn was really inspired by the Twinchies we made at Christmas and these are:
2018 - Year of the Twinchies
and Songs of the Seventies
I hope you can see this well enough to have a go at naming them!
Getting a bit larger with two wall quilts by Teresa:
and Chateau Hexagon
This latter is a Lynette Anderson pattern and the embroidery is exquisite.
This is a primitive style wool quilt by Sue M. called Two Birds in the Garden
And in total contrast Homage to Escher by Iris M.
Pauline C. and Toni collaborated on this next wall quilt - it is called Here we Go Around the Round House and it is inspired by a Charles Causley poem.
Continuing with a local theme we have Liz B's Cornwall
These next two were originally made for an exhibition called Through the Window which was at Cowslip Workshops last year
Pippa made Sunrise Over the Misty Tamar Valley
and Dy, Lois, Melody, Karen, Annie and Monica D combined their efforts to make this delightful garden scene. It represents the garden of Windmill Patchworks where the idea for Flowerpatch Quilters was born.
These next four quilts are full of interest - I would never tire looking at them.
Firstly Karen's Shades of India
Jane's Summer Circus
Chris G's Heart of the Home
and Elizabeth S's Summer in a Quilt
The applique/embroidery blocks in this quilt are so cute
Gradually getting a bit larger now - this is Iris L's Green Daisies
Melody's wool applique quilt Beauty All Round
Pauline C's Wedding by the Sea
and Liz B's door curtain My House
It was impossible to get far enough away to do the larger quilts justice with my camera so this is just a small taste of what was on offer:
Margaret had a flying geese year with her two very different quilts
Jennifer's Guy's Compass Quilt was very large and intricately pieced
and this is Jo C's Scandinavian Ice Flowers
Of course one of the large quilts was our charity quilt Over the Rainbow and we were all so pleased that it was won by Ellen, one of our members.
I've written about this quilt in a previous post. It was beautifully quilted with a hand-guided daisy pattern by Sandy Chandler.
Below was probably the most unusual item in the exhibition - Annie made this headboard for her brother who is an avid Alice Cooper fan!! It certainly surprised a few visitors.
Finally I want to say a big "thank you" to Maggie, Janet and Jane for their wonderful flower arrangements that complimented the quilts so well. These are just a few of them.
Another Flowerpatch year starts on 13th September when we will have a mini workshop on reverse applique. Please bring along a sewing kit to include sharp scissors and a Frixion pen or sharp pencil.
Happy stitching - Anita x