All Quilted Out!

This week I have been busy enjoying myself – on Sunday at the Knitting and Stitching show at Alexandra Palace, and today in Cardiff to listen to a talk organised by Artes Mundi as part of their Social Patches project.

Sunday was a long day but well worthwhile – so much to see and lots to spend your money on!. The one thing that stands out from the trip though was the wonderful coracle that was on show at the Quilters Guild stand- it was stunning!

coracle

Coracle detail

coracle detail

The coracle was created by Linzi Upton and needless to say the coracle won the 3D Creative Quilt Prize!

Today I have been into Cardiff to listen to a talk by a curator from the Welsh Folk Museum. It was about a quilt that was created in 1842 by James Williams, a Wrexham tailor.

James Taylor quilt

It was an extremely interesting talk about the history of the man behind the quilt and I look forward to being able to visit the museum in the future to see the real thing!

As well as the talk Artes Mundi was also inviting people to drop in to make patchwork pieces and there were certainly some lovely ones on display. I especially like this fish themed one

artes mundi patchwork

And, the flower on this photo is awesome!

artes mundi 2

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