When you get your copy of July’s issue of Patchwork and Quilting Magazine, turn to page 58 and you can read all about us and out twentieth year of exhibiting at The Minerva Arts Centre!
The magazine has always been very good to us and always has great coverage of our annual summer exhibition. If you haven’t seen it for a while, do take a look – it has a fresh modern feel and is still one of the very best quilting magazines on the shelves despite much new competition!
Forgive me if I do not venture into the controversies surrounding the Sochi Olympics, but a centrepiece of interest is the patchwork quilt designed by Bosco di Ciliegi. It is the official ‘look’ of the winter games.
You can read an interesting article on the Sochi look and Russian quilts in general here.
The oldest quilt still extant is held in Russia. It is actually a Mongolian carpet made from quilted Linen and it dates from somewhere between 100BC and 200 AD. A visit to the Russian Quilters Association is highly recommended – it is a colourful antidote to our grey British winter. Here is an example by Russian quilter and author L. Denisova . It is called Hello Summer – aren’t we all longing to say those words!
Here is a link to a tutorial on making a Sochi inspired table runner
Aren’t these quilts by Fraser Smith unusual!
You may be thinking ‘lovely’ but not ‘unusual’, until you know that they are carved from wood. Have a look at Fraser’s website for more carved textiles
Isn’t this the perfect place to sit and plan your next quilt!
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