Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Llangollen quilts

Mandy Hague ( one of our members) does some fabulous quilt work. She has kindly sent us some information about the latest show she is taking part in .It is Quiltfest in Llangollen. Details in a previous blog below.

Mandy wrote

I've attached a couple of photos taken of the "1001 Nights" collection just after hanging them. The quilts are in the Royal International Pavilion, Llangollen and can be seen until Sunday 19th February. They are in exhibition alongside an exciting collection of quilts from the Contemporary Quilt Group called "On the Edge".

Some notes about the "1001 Nights" quilts. This is a collection of 50 quilts with makers taking part from the UK, Czech Republic, Germany and Slovakia. This was a biennial challenge to which ten UK quilters were invited for the first time. The rules of the challenge were organised by the Bohemia Patchwork Club from the Czech Republic. These asked each quilter to produce a quilt 50cm square using at least 4 or 5 fabrics from a selection of interesting fabrics provided by Wolfgang Eibisch. Mr Eibisch, a retired Director of Bernina for Eastern Europe, had collected the fabrics from markets in Kazakhstan. The resulting quilts have already travelled to Celle in Germany, St Petersburg and Moscow, as well as Prague. This is the first time they have been shown in the North of England. After this they will travel to Bramble Patch in Weedon, Northants before returning to Germany.

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