Quiltfests

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.

Quiltfest 2017

  • ‘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

favourites 1 IMG_5309   favourites 2 MG_5270    favourites 3 IMG_5305

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

Liberty Squares IMG_5260   New York Beauty IMG_5080    Tangram Acticity IMG_5107

2014

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

     

2011

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