One of our favourite events of the year, Quiltfest is held in Llangollen from 4th February to 4th March. Admission free, aside from Workshops £30/£45 and Trading Day £3.
The 14th annual celebration of Quiltfest will be held in Llangollen in February 2015 and hangings are to be submitted for this event from members of Region 13 and members of the Contemporary Quilt group. The theme for entry is “I like region 13 because...”
Region 13 occupies a large geographical area from Anglesey and the Lleyn peninsular of Wales in the West to the Cheshire Peak District and Pennine Lancashire in the East and the shores of Morecambe Bay in the North. It includes the Isle of Man and the large cities of Manchester and Liverpool.
Many members of the Contemporary Quilt Group will have had some contact with this region - perhaps a holiday by the seaside when they were a child, visiting Liverpool, Manchester or Chester for a weekend or even living here at some time during their lives. We hope this will be reflected in the A4 hangings submitted for the exhibition.
Quiltfest has been instrumental in presenting quilters and fabric artists working at the cutting edge of quilt making during the past 14 years and has become a highly anticipated event each year in Llangollen. Please help to make 2015 another exciting exhibition - we welcome your support.
A selection of work from the Dislocation collection will be on display at the Museum & Art Gallery, also in Llangollen.
Wednesday 4th February - Friday 13th February 10am - 4pm daily
International Pavilion, Abbey Road, Llangollen LL20 8SW
Exhibition of hangings by Quilters' Guild Members of Region 13 and the Contemporary Quilt Group
Wednesday 4th February - Wednesday 4th March 10am - 4pm daily (open 1pm Wednesdays)
Museum & Art Gallery, Parade Street, Llangollen LL208PW
Exhibition of hangings by Contemporary Quilt Group of the Quilters' Guild on the theme 'Dislocation'
Saturday 7th February 10am-4pm, £30.00 for QGBI members and £45.00 for non members. To book a place on either workshop, please contact Jacky Hooton
The workshop will cover the use of thermofax screens to print onto a variety of fabrics using fabric or screen inks. The finished fabric can then be used for a variety of patchwork projects. The screen inks and use of screens are included in the cost of the workshop. Linda will have some screens and inks for sale.
The 1718 Silk Patchwork Coverlet has survived almost 300 years and is an exceptional record of patchwork form the early 18th century consisting of 69 individual blocks constructed using mosaic patchwork. In August, Susan Briscoe published this book which gives details all the blocks. You will be making blocks from this coverlet from patterns provided. We will look at recreating a selection of geometric and pictorial blocks using modern patchwork and applique methods.
Sunday 8th February 10am - 4pm
International Pavilion, Abbey Road, Llangollen Ll20 8SW
Free parking: light refreshments available: entry £3
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