Take Some Inspiration from North Hampshire Quilters Exhibition

Here are a just a few photos of the many and varied quilts and quilted items on show at North Hampshire Quilters ‘Quilts R Us’ exhibition held over the weekend in Basingstoke. As always there was a warm welcome on the door, an array of tempting fabrics, books and notions in the lobby, delicious food and steaming mugs of tea in the dining area but, most especially, a wonderful display of quilts in the hall.

First glimpse of the quilt display

First glimpse of the quilt display

It was such a pleasure to walk between the stands getting up close to quilts to see the details and standing back to get the overall effect produced by pattern and colour choices.

A contrast - this quilt uses dark, medium and light shades of one colour and a regular repeated block to produce an equally stunning result!

A contrast – this quilt uses dark, medium and light shades of one colour and a regular repeated block to produce an equally stunning result!

 

I love the way the great variety of colours and blocks combine to make this 'scrap' quilt so vibrant and dynamic.

I love the way the great variety of colours and blocks combine to make this ‘scrap’ quilt so vibrant and dynamic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patchwork and quilting can be about so much more than quilts. There was an inspiring display of bags, cushions and tablerunners.

Patchwork and quilting can be about so much more than quilts. There was an inspiring display of bags, cushions and table-runners.

To see all that was on display at Quilts R Us 2014 take a visit to the North Hampshire Quilters website and look in ‘galleries’ for a slide show: http://www.north-hampshire-quilters.org.uk

And just in case you are wondering – I did get inspired and I did arrive home with a few more fabrics…

Allison 😉

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About allisonreidnem

New Every Morning – About Me Hi! I’m Allison, an obsessive patchwork-quilter who has no desire to be cured! I’ve been developing my skills and knowledge by paying attention at my local quilting group and by putting my questions into the computer search engine. I’m so grateful to the generous people who have taken the time to share their knowledge with me in person, via YouTube videos or their blogs. I’m intending my blog to be a link into the worldwide patchwork and quilting community and a means to contribute helpful hints and inspiration as I continue to discover more about this addictive craft. So, why ‘New Every Morning Patchwork and Quilting’? Well! I am a morning person! I often wake in the wee small hours and think through design and quilt construction issues. My woolly–headed evening brain finds such issues far too difficult to resolve! If I’m disciplined enough to be asleep by 10pm, I can be up cutting, piecing, pressing and quilting before sunrise! By the time daily family routine kicks-in I’ve had a satisfying, soul-feeding creative fix. (I should mention that ‘family at home’ is: my patient, faithful husband of 27years; and our equally patient 16 year old son, who acts as our in-house IT support complete with sighs and rolling eyes! Older daughter and son have both recently flown the nest). Not only do I find early mornings my creative time I also find it a time for receiving spiritual nourishment. I often find myself humming a gentle chorus and reflecting on God’s constancy as another new day dawns. ‘The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning; Great is thy faithfulness, O Lord, Great is thy faithfulness.’ Edith McNeil’s chorus is based on verses from the Bible – Lamentations 3: 21-23.
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