Hilary Beattie will be running a spring school for The Quilt Association this May. Hilary taught here in Llanidloes in 2016 and that three-day retreat was a run-away success with many students booking again for this year. As a result, the school is sold out, but we hope that you will come and see Hilary’s work, plus the work of other members of Art Textiles:Made in Britain in the exhibition at The Minerva Arts Centre during May.
Anyone who has met Hilary, seen her teach, or demonstrate at quilting shows, will know that she is passionate about her art and tireless both in its execution and in the promotion of textile art as a movement. Her work goes from strength to strength as she embraces new techniques, and experiments vivaciously with new materials. Hilary explores personal subject matter and shares with the observer her many passions, whether it is, for example, her love of the coast, her beloved dogs, her garden, or her own emotional journey. What singles Hilary out as a true gift to textile art in Britain is the generosity with which she shares her knowledge, and, especially, her ability to impart that knowledge with engagement and enthusiasm, to both experienced and novice practitioners.
This exhibition by members and guests of Art Textiles:Made in Britain opens at The Minerva Arts Centre, Llanidloes on May 6 2017 and runs until 3 June 2017. The gallery will be open from 10.30 until 4.30 each day except Sundays.
There are related workshops as follows: