Cwilt Cymru member Millie Thomas has a piece in the Living World Guild Challenge touring with the ICHF shows. The piece is called Nearly Blooming Time.
The quilt has been shown, or is to be shown, at ICHF shows in Exeter, Manchester, Glasgow, Birmingham, Belfast, Harrogate and Excel, London.
We are delighted to say that our new exhibition, on the theme of Cynefin, will go on show for the first time at the West Country Quilt Show in Bristol on November 11-13. Several Cwilt Cymru members will be present during the weekend to welcome visitors and talk about the quilts.
There are images of the quilts in the Cynefin section above – but they look even better in real life so we hope visitors to the show will agree!
City Two: Look around you Judith Barker
Bethan M. Hughes is taking part in Helfa Gelf, North Wales’ open studios art trail, this weekend and is setting up a pop-up studio and exhibition at the Carriageworks in Denbigh Friday-Sunday 10-5. Visitors will be able to see how she marks and prints fabric, then assembles the quilt before stitching with the machine.
She also has work on display in the Helfa Gelf exhibition at Oriel Pendeitsh in Caernarfon until October 22.
Three quilts by Judy Stephens, inspired by the gardens at Dyffryn Gardens House, a National Trust property near Cowbridge, are now on display in the foyer of Cowbridge Old Hall, an adult ed venue on the High Street. They are part of an exhibition by Vale of Glamorgan Artists.
The three quilts are called (l to r) Two Thousand Dahlias, Coal Flowers and Kitchen Garden. Dyffryn House was owned by a wealthy family of coal owners who shipped Welsh coal all over the world back in the day. The magnate’s son collected trees and plants from as far as China but his speciality was dahlias and at one point he was trialling thousands of different strains. The red quilt is about the discrepancies between the sweat and toil of the mines and how they funded the magnificent gardens.
Millie Thomas has been working on the ‘one postcard a week challenge’ for the Sketchbooks and Textiles online group. Here are the August pieces:
and these two six inch squares were made for Ullapool Art Centre for their Exquisite Bodies fundraising event:
ICHF have accepted this piece, called Nearly Blooming Time, for their next touring exhibition entitled Living World:
Quilters’ Guild members attending the annual conference and AGM at Venue Cymru, Llandudno April 15-17 will have a final chance to see our Connection Quilts together.
Also in Llandudno, Bethan M. Hughes’ work can still be seen at the Mostyn art gallery Insight 7 exhibition until mid-May.
The Quilters’ Guild 90s Collection is a collection by leading quiltmakers of the time and features small quilts in a wide range of styles and techniques. The collection is currently on display at Quiltfest in Llangollen (until February 21st, 10-4 daily) and some of the original makers have made a new piece to hang alongside the 90s work. Cwilt Cymru’s Judith Barker made Brighton Blues for the 90s collection and has a brand new piece on display too. Judith will be at Quiltfest on Saturday Feburary 20th to meet visitors.
(Image borrowed from the Quilter’s Guild Collection website http://www.quiltmuseum.org)