Bob and Magie dressed for the Trading Day and proudly showing their new book 'African Wax Print: A Textile Journey'.
Magie Relph aided and abetted by her Saturday Boy Bob, will be showing some of her African quilts at Llangollen Museum next year.
Keep checking the website for details of opening dates and times.
Ferret will be the guest exhibitor next year and will be bringing her log arm quilting machine to show how she does all those fabulous designs. She has already had some of her work shown at Quiltfest - you may remember her Nudes triptych.
Ferret will also be holding a one day workshop during the exhibition fortnight.
Sunday 13th February is the last day to see DeAnne's quilts. DeAnne is a well known Welsh quilter who works by hand (she doesn't own a sewing machine) using Welsh wool flannel. She also creates stunning Welsh landscape pictures. Don't miss her!
The main hall will house the Trading Day. There will be a great range of items for sale such as ethnic and exotic textiles, dyes, paints, threads and embellishments. There will also be quilting fabrics and books, in fact something for everybody!
Refreshments will be served upstairs.
Plas Newydd, home of the Ladies of Llangollen
The Guardian newspaper has mistakenly stated in their weekly Arts magazine that the exhibition of By Design group quilts is on show at Plas Newydd Anglesey. This is a National Trust property and it will not be open in February. It is also about 60 miles away from LLangollen so it's a long way to travel and not see our super show!
So please ensure that you tell your friends and fellow quilters to visit us in Llangollen. There are 3 exhibtion sites and now there is a small collection of work by 2 Chester quilters in the library.
The item on DeAnne's exhibition at Quiltfest on Wedi 7 on S4C
includes a live item from the gallery and a filmed piece at DeAnne's home. The
other two ladies interviewed are members of Dyffryn Clwyd Quilters.
The show is now available on the web here http://www.s4c.co.uk/clic/e_level2.shtml?programme_id=454514126 - just choose the programme broadcast on Tuesday February 1st - it will be available for 6 days. There's a button top right to select the English version of the web
page, and there's an option to have subtitles too - clic on the owl button just
below the TV 'screen'
DeAnne pictured at a recent Welsh flannel hand piecing workshop in Chester.
The Welsh TV network S4C has been to DeAnne's house in to film her working at her traditional Welsh quilting frame and will be filming her at The Royal International Pavilion this week!
There will be a link to the programme when we know it!.
The Harbour at Aberearon
Exciting news about DeAnne Hartwell-Jones!
DeAnne will be present at the Pavilion for most of the days of the exhibition in the Gallery - 1st to 4th February, 7th to 11th February and Sunday 13th February which is also the Trading Day.
She will be talking informally about her quilts and demonstrating her skills - don't miss her! Watch the expert at play.
ARIO Workshop. Monday 14th February
Places are being filled for this exciting workshop so make sure you contact us to book yours.
Details are on the Home page
Sandra Gouldsbrough has agreed to be at Y Caban on Thursday morning of February 17th.
A selection of her prizewinning miniatures will be on show along with an exhibition of work of the By Design group.
So make a date and come along to meet Sandra!
You may remember this piece which won 1st prize in the miniatures section at Quilts UK at Malvern in 2010 and 3rd prize at Festival of Quilts in 2009.
One important feature of Quiltfest has always been the teams of friendly and helpful stewards at each venue. Their role is to welcome visitors, to answer questions, to keep a watchful eye on whatever is going on in their space, intervening tactfully when necessary and also to 'demonstrate' something of some favourite technique - which need not be P&Q related. This in fact means that the majority bring along a piece of their own current work to keep them happily occupied if visitors are few in number - but which makes a talking point for visitors who may know very little about modern textiles and are delighted to be able to learn something in an informal setting. If you would be able to help with stewarding (half-a-day minimum), please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your offers and I will try to fit you in on the data-bases. Please check the website before replying and state which venue as well as which date! Why not fill up a car and make a good day out with time to visit the other venues as well as doing a stint stewarding?