Warning-This post is a bit photo heavy. And I am not sharing all the pictures I took. There was just just much to see in the textile room.
Imagine one room full of woven tapestries and quilts, all hanging up behind glass, on a display a bit like you see for posters.Next picture a lot of ladies, completely unknown to each other making instant friends as they ooh and aah. Finally see the exodus of males- husbands, boyfriends and partners as they beat a hasty retreat!
I loved the homespun look of so many of the quilts. This one had names embroidered on the individual panels.
This one so much more precise. I love the colours.
I loved the fans on this one and the embroidered details.. Sorry you can see my reflection in this one.
I loved the cartoon type characters on this one and the comments sewn underneath each picture.
This is a nine patch one. I don’t know the individual names for the designs being so new to the world of quilts. So many of them were hand sewn and quilted, which I just loved.
How about this with embroidered leaves and animals on the pieces. That pig!
And this one, so much to see
I was especially interested in this hexie one as you can imagine.
And this one , all in white with red images embroidered onto the fabric.
I mean who can resist Mr Frog, or maybe he’s Mr Toad. I don’t know.
One last one nearly..
I loved the head dress on this.
So what is a lady to do when she gets home….. Why dig out the pack of nine 15cmx15cm fabric squares and finally , finally , FINALLY, do something with them.
Look I managed to quilt the inside of each square. Bit of a pigs dinner in the middle hence the buttons!! Now I need to buy a 20 inch cushion pad. It is for use in the summer on our garden chairs. I am inordinately proud of myself for this one.
Hope you enjoyed the tour!