Quiltfest is just a month away and I hope you are cracking on with your Welsh Tailor's challenge. The closing date is 10th January and must be sent to Merrill Tanton.
Here is the page with the details of the challenge: http://www.quiltfest.org.uk/wrexham-tailors-challenge-and-entry-form.html
It should be a brilliant exhibition this year as we have 4 separate collections for you to see and admire. Please check the website for full details as there are 2 locations and the dates for the exhibitions vary. I will also add a link to the weather forecast a little nearer the time but hopefully all will be well and we aren't hampered by snow, frost and fog as we have been in the past!
We all look forward to seeing you and we are still anxious to have more stewards so please contact Lis Binns if you are willing to help.
By the way, you may have noticed that the header for the website has changed - I pressed a wrong button by mistake but hopefully all will be back to normal before too long.........
Quiltfest is now under the wing of Region 13 which is one of those with a large Guild membership.
We have a Challenge in February at Quiltfest and entries in this Challenge will be shown in the Gallery of the Museum in Llangollen during February and later in the year in Wrexham Museum when The Welsh Tailor’s Quilt, described as the Jewel in the Crown of the Textile Collection from St Fagan’s Folk Museum near Cardiff will be on show there from May to November.
Traditionally, we know that Entry Forms usually arrive at the last minute but we are getting concerned that some will be lost in the pre-Christmas postal scrum. We have lots of space waiting exhibits to be on display in these venues.........
What is significant in your life today? What inspires you? Thrills you? Worries you? Make an A4 Hanging on one of those themes and send your Entry Form in by mid-December......
January 10th is the deadline for receipt of your entries. All details, including Entry Forms to download at www.quiltfest.org.uk
So, get cracking - we look forward to receiving your entry!
Following a successful planning meeting yesterday we can assure you that Quiltfest 2017 will be a bumper event with four separate exhibitions!
These are: On the Edge which is a collection of quilts from the Contemporary Quilt challenge, 1001 Nights showcasing a textile challenge with made Kazahkstan fabrics, a selection of Miniature quilts from the group's Diamond Challenge and Regions 13's display of quilts made as a result of the challenge featuring The Welsh Tailor's quilt. So there should be something for every body to enjoy!
The flyers are being distributed widely but if you would like to print your own please feel free to do so - details can be found on the website www.quiltfest.org.uk The website also give details of the two locations in Llangollen where the quilts will be shown.
We will be seeking your support to help with stewarding nearer the time so if you think you would like help please contact Lis Binns and she will add your name to the list. firstname.lastname@example.org
We had a very busy day yesterday with over 340 visitors. The good weather during the week obviously helped to bring people to the event.
The exhibition at the Pavilion runs until Friday 13th February and the Museum is now open every day until 3rd March.
I've just checked the BBC weather forecast which is also linked to the home page http://www.bbc.co.uk/weath er/ll20 and it looks as if we can expect a few snowless days!
The hanging team is putting up the exhibition tomorrow so when you arrive from Wednesday onwards it should be all up and running perfectly!
Still places available on the workshops!
We look forward to another annual successful and interesting exhibition but this is only possible if you come and see for yourself! Why not bring friends? There are many good places to eat and the snowdrops may be out at the nearby Llantysilio church.
There are still a few places left on these exciting workshops.
If you are willing to steward at either the Pavilion or the Museum please contact us
There are two exciting Workshops set up for Saturday 7th. Susan Briscoe will repeat for us the one she has twice recently taught in York at the Quilt Museum where she introduces students to the techniques used to create the iconic 1718 Coverlet, the gem of The Guild's collection but also teaches modern methods to create your own reproduction using techniques and materials not available in the 18th century, if that is your aim.
The other Workshop that day is with Linda Paris who is very well-known in Regions 12, 13 and 11. Linda's Workshops uses Thermofax screens, the latest way to screenprint on to a variety of fabrics using either paints or inks. Materials used on the day are included in the cost of the day but Linda will have more for sale.
Download Application Forms from the Quiltfest Website at www.quiltfest.org.uk
Following my rant yesterday I have created a rota list so that you can see which days are available for you to come and do your session. We need at least 4 people for each day so please let me or Val know when you are available.
This list will be updated daily.
Click here to see the list
Val and I have been working our socks off preparing Quiltfest for February 2015 in Llangollen.
Now we need help with stewarding. The quilts on show in the Gallery at the International Pavilion are valuable pieces of textile art and must be respected. Unbelievably, quilts have been stolen from several exhibitions around the country recently and we must ensure that we do as much as we can to protect these items from theft and damage.
We need you to commit to come long for a day with a car full of friends/fellow quilters to talk to visitors and to answer their questions or queries. Don't worry if you don't know much about the quilts - we will have booklets and leaflets to help you and Val is probably going to be present on all days until 2pm.
So please think about joining us - you will have an interesting and colourful day! I will update this list daily so please let me or Val know when you are available and I will add you to the list.
Val and I are hoping that having sent in your entry form for the challenge you are getting on with your piece of work. We really look forward to receiving your contributions.
There are still places available for the workshops. Perhaps you need to suggest an extra Christmas present from somebody to you or you wish to surprise a friend with an exctiting gift: why not book a place with either Linda Parish or Susan Briscoe?
Best wishes to you all for the festive period and may 2015 be happy and healthy for you and your family.