In view of the Government announcement regarding coronavirus and reducing non essential social gatherings, our Quiltfest exhibition has been postponed until May 2021
Our next Quiltfest exhibition will be 29–31 May 2020 at Redland Hall,
Redmaids School, Bristol BS9 3AW
Our Triennial exhibition celebrating Bristol quilters 40th Birthday, members being invited to make a 6″ block for banners to commemorate our birthday.
There will be plenty of quilts made by members from Traditional bed quilts, contemporary piecing, art quilts to miniatures; plus 3 D pieces and other related textile work all made by members over the last 3 years.
Refreshments with homemade cake
A Tombola with prizes of handmade bags in all shapes & sizes; in aid of Home Start
A Sales Table with lots of goodies made by BQ members including a second hand book / magazine sale.
Plus the following traders will be in attendance:
Friday: Country Threads, Bath
Saturday: Mark Pickles from Sewing Studio Bath
Sunday: Blockcraft – Arty Craft Place
Purple Valley Wool Shop, will be there all 3 days with an amazing book stall, wool,and embroidery supplies
- ‘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, Rosy Manns, Becky Freeman, Jan Hassard, Sue Wakefield, Christine Jenkins, Kathy Eagle,
Julie Coggins and Judy Crawford.
The top three visitors choices were:
Whig Rose Coloured Squares A Future and a Hope
by Sandie Lush by Christine Franklin by Lynne Quinn
This year the committee was lead by Trish Aldrick who was supported by several of the same members, Rosy Manns, Becky Freeman, Jan Hassard, Lynne Quinn and Sue Wakefield.
The visitors choice quilts were: visitors choice quilts were:
Chinese Journey in 3 Parts Garden Path Baltimore Style Quilt
by Stephanie Crawford by Christine Franklin by Monica Jarritt