Quiltfest takes place every three years and is an opportunity for us to show our work to a wider audience. As well as displaying a wide variety of techniques and skills there is a sales table with handmade items by members and demonstrations. Each Quiltfest we raise money via our tombola for a different charity and the ever popular refreshments provide time to relax and catch up with friends.
- ‘Utterly amazing’
- ‘Such a spectacle’
- ‘Excellent quality and variety’
- ‘An inspirational, beautifully displayed exhibition and well worth the journey from Wimbledon’.
These were only some of the comments made by hundreds of visitors at Quiltfest 2017 in June held at Badminton School.
The exhibition committee was lead by Sue Wakefield and the rest of the team were Kathy Eagle, Alison Nicholls, Jan Hassard, Becky Freeman, Christine Jenkins, Raita Sawyer, Ruth Case and Jo Clymo.
Below are the three quilts who got the most amount of votes from visitors
Cathedral Windows Roses are Red Woodland Strippy by Jo Clymo by Sandie Lush by Lynne Quinn
There were other quilts that attracted a significant number of votes and we decided to recognise them as ‘Highly Commended’:
Liberty Squares New York Beauty Tanram Activity by Christine Franklin by Ceri Price-Ball by Raita Sawyer
We had a record attendance in 2014 and the committee was again lead by Trish Aldrick who was supported by several of the same members – Rose Manns, Becky Freeman, Jan Hassard, Lynne Quinn and Sue Wakefield.
The top three visitors choices were:
Coloured Squares Whig Rose A Future and a Hope by Christine Franklin by Sandie Lush by Lynne Quinn
This year the committee was lead by Trish Aldrick, Rosy Manns, Becky Freeman, Jan Hassard, Sue Wakefield, Christine Jenkins, Kathy Eagle, Julie Coggins and Judy Crawford.
The visitors choice quilts were:
Chinese Journey in 3 Parts Garden Path Baltimore Style Quilt by Stephane Crawford by Christine Franklin by Monica Jarritt