Bethan’s quilt in CQ@10 gallery at the Festival of Quilts

Bethan’s quilt Simdde was exhibited in the CQ@10 gallery exhibition at the Festival of Quilts 2012.

Contemporary Quilt (CQ), a specialist group of the Quilters’ Guild, is celebrating its 10th birthday this year. Members were invited to submit quilts created in response to a photograph of a Cornish tin-mine by Tony Howell (tin being the symbol for a 10th anniversary). 23 were selected to form an exhibition which had its premiere at the Festival of Quilts last week.

“I joined CQ in 2006 and have responded to several of their exhibition opportunities and challenges since then. I was thrilled to be selected for CQ@10 and see my work hanging in the exhibition and featured in the accompanying book. This was not an easy challenge and I found it very difficult to find a way to respond to the original black and white photograph as I don’t usually work from a visual source. I decided to reflect the verticality of the chimney in a fairly abstract way, and to include words associated with tin mining in the piece. The title, Simdde, is Welsh for chimney.” – Bethan

The CQ@10 exhibition will tour to Ledbury and Helmsley and possibly other venues.

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