Saturday, 5 May 2012

Solway Quilters in detail

Chickens doing their thing
 The ladies had really made a fantastic display and no photos of mine can do justice to this, but I hope to give you a flavour, also I was not able to include all of the quilts so if yours is not here, I do apologise but I simply had too many to look at......But the chicken coop was an absolute delight and well done the person who made the actual coop too, it was marvellous.

I add these quilts in no particular order or preference here and if I know your name I will put it on,
if not I hope you won't mind.

Audrey Dolan's little quilt and Edwina Anderson's Dog and walker

Garden Blues by Ann McCall
 Baltimore style wall hanging and the flowers looked hand sewn.
Collector's Plates by Eleanor Watret
 This was a lovely subtle quilt and the photo does not do it justice.

Hearts by Pauline Cherrington
Based on a design shown in 'Popular Patchwork', machine appliqué, hand and machine quilting.

Top left 'With love from Gran' by Kathy Clow, bottom left 'Krazy, Kozy, Katz' by Catherine Mandoki, Top right 'The Lofoten archipelago' by Tanya Burlison and Bottom right, 'Fabric Landscape' by Jo Cockerill
 I really like strippy quilts with natural themes so liked the puffins very much.

'Christmas Medallion, by Elma Graham
 Foundation pieced and machine quilted.
'Perhaps a student quilt' by Elma Cliff
 The patches were all original tartan pieces and the quilt was hand and machine sewn for her grandson. Lucky lad! A very simple but striking design and a good use of remnants too.

'Fukurou' by Ann Hill - detail
 Japanese name for happiness, and this will be used for the spare bed in which the grandchildren sleep.

'Tree of life' by Ann Hill

'Coffee and cream sampler' by Myra Hall
 Machine pieced and hand quilted.

'Baltimore qult and cushion' by Eileen thomson and 'Lone Star' by Barbara Watts
 Hand appliqué and hand quilted baltimore quilt and star made at a workshop with Ann Hill.

'Mrs Noah's Ark' by Jenny Hughes
 Made using up household scraps including her parent's 1947 kitchen curtains!

'Life is beautiful' by Doreen Gibson
 Made for Ella's 16th birthday and based on an Australian design by Helen Stubbings.

Lots more including the raffle quilt in blue and white on the right.
 OOh I do want to win the raffle quilt, its in aid of MS my ticket is number 0710 ladies hint......
detail of log cabin on the slant? don't know whose this is sorry.....

'Shimmering sea' by Kathryn Welsh
 Same block as above and you can see how well it makes a quilt here.

'Japanese dolls' by Catherine Pardoe
Pattern by Susan Claire in Quiltmania magazine which is the French magazine I think which comes out bi monthly.

I hope you have enjoyed this snippet of the Solway quilters show, they really worked hard to produce these quilts and to have their exhibition space look so professional. Very Well Done Everyone!

hip hip hooray, hip hip hooray hip hip hooray ..........................................

Well that's it for the quilters, more next time on the other exhibits, namely the embroiderers' from the Dumfries branch of the EG.  I am not sure when I will post next as there are jobs to do, but I will try not to keep you waiting too long.


Alice said...

Wow, these quilts are just wonderful and show so much creative invention in design. I am very impressed! Hope you win the blue and white quilt, that was one of my favourites! I love blue and white designs because of all the beautiful blue and white willow pattern plates we once had, remember those? I loved those, I used to look at the pictures on them. Thanks for this super post! Talk to you soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Catherine said...

Thanks for these lovely photos Lyn,
I'm sure we shall all enjoy looking at them again when the exhibition is over [finishes on 12 May for anyone who hasn't been yet,or wants to come again]!
I hope that you and all the other ladies enjoyed your day out and saw plenty to inspire.
Good luck for the raffle!

Miriam Weaver said...

A lovely post, I like the tartan quilt best. Hope you win the blue and white quilt, fingers crossed for you!

Lyn Armstrong said...

I know who will end up with the quilt if I win it ;-)