The group Hanging Together which is based in the South East of England exhibited a selection of pieces.
Bethan Hughes from North Wales was invited to show her interpretation of the flooding of a Welsh village in 1965.
In Response, which is a combination of an English group called Anglia Textile Works and a group from USA called Fiber Transformed, provided work inspired by Ely Cathedral.
Peaceful Hearts Quilt Group from Yamagata in Japan provided 8 hangings.
The French Connection is an exhibition of small quilts, which came about as the result of an exchange between “France Patchwork” group from delegation du Rhone led by Mme. Luciene Bouziat and Frodsham Ps and Qs led by Gill Young.
This was our first international exchange and we were not really sure what to expect, especially as the French group set the rules for the challenge. Our quilts have been to France on exhibition and now we have a chance to see how our friends across the Channel interpreted them.
All participants were given a piece of the same material, which had to be used and the finished piece had to measure 12” or 30cm square and include: an equilateral triangle: a curve or two and be embellished “to your heart’s content”.
Is there a difference or is Patchwork a universal language? There are 30 French “petit quilts” and 12 from Frodsham.
Kate Cawley exhibited 4 fabric sculptures.
There were over 1500 visitors, 2 Sunday openings in conjunction with an Antiques Fair and 10 top flight traders selling their wares on the Trading Bazaar Sunday.