Sunday, 7 September 2014

A Quilt Show

At the Chapel in Great Doddington has been planned to raise funds for their "Windows Renovation Project".

The LQS had asked their customers for items to exhibit. And they poured in.  There were lots.

Friday evening saw some very good friends (and two very handy husbands) turn up to help set the exhibition up. It is not a large building, and maybe the light was not ideal but here are a few pictures for those of that were not wise enough were not able to attend.

Doreen's  beautiful hand embroidered quilt

Michele's Christmas quilt

Fiona's  beautiful appliqué piece. Her second (YES SECOND) quilt

 Jo's bright Round Robin Quilt (you can read the story behind this one here)

 There were other items on display too

 The rocking horse was made by Beverley , a member of Higham Piecemakers . On Monday he will be winging his way over to meet a new arrival in New Zealand
The Candlewick Embroidered rabbit was made by the talented Fiona. Amanda made the Caterpillar and the book, Susannah the Giraffe and Lynda had the little bed made to fit the miniature quilt she had made. 

 Lots of Christmas cards made at PP

 A bevvy of cushions of all shapes and sizes

This one was done at a workshop recently
International fame Nicholas.

 And this fabulous knitted patchwork quilt made by the lovely Gina who can knit faster than I can sew! This was done as a Mystery Block workshop I think at this lovely shop . I may be wrong, but it is still a lovely shop that has classes and groups of knitting ladies.

 Bella had entered a couple of quilts. This is her lovely sampler

 My VERY good friend Lynda supplied a host of items for the Christmas corner

And these three came only for the tea and cake I think

the old chap seems to have fallen asleep
 Carol ( who worked her socks of setting up and taking down- Thank You Carol) also had a couple of items, and this is her Seminole quilt, again done in a Workshop at PP.  You can read about Carol's exploits (and there ARE exploits) over at her blog
"Once Upon A Thimble"
I love these bright colours
 Lynda also had this lovely hanging to keep her pin badges, purchased at the quilt shows she visits 

 And there was a great grange of prizes to be won on the Tombola table.
Pauline's patchwork tablecloth

Lots of lovely people came along to visit this little show, and the comments received were super.  I don't know the exact figure, but the Chapel raised in excess of £400  so hopefully those windows will be repaired shortly.

I have done very little sewing this week, pictures of the many hanging sleeves attached are not inspiring.

Son in Law is taking part in the Great North Run today for Anthony Nolan (the UK's Blood Cancer Charity and Bone Marrow Register) . Good Luck Lee!! (glad its not me!!)

I am travelling south a bit for my quota of cuddles with little Miss O .

Happy Sunday!


  1. It was a great display and a worthy cause. Well done.x

  2. Thanks for the plug and it was a great little patchwork show.