Monday, 24 April 2017

Quilt Exhibition


Had a quilty day out with my big sister Sandi on Friday to celebrate our birthdays instead of buying each other pressies.  We went to Tennants of Leyburn Auction House as they were hosting a Quilt Display supplied by the Quilters Guild formally the Quilt Museum at York.  There were some lovely ladies demonstrating hand quilting as well.

The old quilts were glorious, the middle one was my favourite it was made from left over parasol fabric, just love the way it was put together with the crushed velvet border. Totally impractical as a quilt, obviously never been used otherwise the silk parasol fabric would have faded and perished.

This is the description of a lovely hand sewn quilt.  Think the description is a bit unkind, I know the lady who made this is long gone but it seemed unfair to criticize the workmanship and even the fabric quality.  I would pay a fortune for old fabric like this.  In my opinion, it's lovely and if I had made it, I would be proud.

Another beautiful quilt.


Here is an inspirational hexie quilt (you know how much I love hexies).  Alas, not made into a quilt so a very old UFO.

We then went into Leyburn for a nice lunch, a browse around the outdoor market.  A trip to Richmond completed a very happy day.  Thank you Sandi for your company.



  1. I agree entirely with your thoughts about the comments on the quilt. "Lower class of maker" indeed!

  2. Ouch, that description is very stinging! There is a real risk that being too much of a perfectionist leads to inactivity. I can be over critical of my own stitching and in the past this made me reticent to gift sewing to other people. I now realise that 'imperfection' is better than not giving and that all efforts should valued for the love it takes to create.