The Spirit of The Celts exhibition by the Celtic Fringe group was first shown at the Festival of Quilts in 2011. The exhibition has since toured to Scotland and France, and will soon be on show in Northern Ireland and Wales (see Events). To see images of the 8 Cwilt Cymru pieces in Spirit of the Celts go to Quilt Gallery.
The story of how Celtic Fringe was formed and how the Spirit of the Celts exhibition was created was told in this article by Bethan M. Hughes (Cwilt Cymru) which first appeared in issue 130 (Spring 2012) of The Quilter, the membership magazine of The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles – thank you to the editor Anne Williams for permission to include it here.
Spirit of the Celts exhibition tour
August 11-14 Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England
12 November 2011 – 8 January 2012 Smith Art Gallery, Stirling, Scotland
April 12-15 Quilt Expo en Beaujolais, Lyon, France
August 3-25 Strule Arts Centre, Omagh, Northern Ireland
September 2-28 Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart, Northern Ireland
October 20 – November 17 Barry Art Central, Wales
February 6 – 19 Quiltfest, Llangollen, Wales (Cwilt Cymru pieces only)
August 3 – September 15 Oriel Ynys Môn, Anglesey, Wales
November 30 – Mid-February 2014 McLean Art Gallery and Museum, Greenock, Scotland