Confessions of a blogger

Hi everyone,

It’s been a while since my last blog post.  The thing is, I had so much fun on the last two QA workshops I went on, that I’ve been too busy using my new found skills to get on with what I’m supposed to be doing.  It’s called displacement activity and I’m guilty as charged.   After learning how to print using thermofax screens with Linda Paris, and then doing some block printing with Bobby Britnell I’m afraid I’m hooked.  Sorry 🙁

But on the plus side, my Christmas cards are coming along a treat!!!

Anyway, just to let you know that the information about Bethan Ash’s workshop is now on the website, plus details of a workshop by Jane Davies which is coming up next April.  Don’t tell anyone else yet, but there’ll soon be details on the website of a workshop by Deborah O’Hare too!!

Our programme for 2018 is now complete and our bookmarks, which we use to promote all of our exhibitions and events at the Minerva Arts Centre, are just off to the printers.  I’m really pleased to say that we have something to interest everyone.  An event new for us next year is an exhibition of the work of the talented students at our local secondary school, Llanidloes High.  Some of the QA trustees visited last year to look at the work of their GCSE and A level Art students and were so impressed we felt it deserved a wider audience.  We hope that some of them will go on to further study and begin to use textiles in their work.

That’s all for now.  I solemnly promise to blog more regularly. Unless I get distracted……

The sound of dust settling

It’s been a while since the last post – not that nothing’s been happening – it’s just that  we’ve been busy taking down our summer exhibition and making plans for next year. We had over 2000 visitors to the Minerva Arts Centre over the last few weeks and their comments in our Visitors’ Book show how much they’ve enjoyed their trip to Llanidloes. Our Cash4Quilts have sold out!! This means we have extra funds to spend on more beautiful antique quilts to add to our collection.

We’re currently very busy firming up our programme for next year and have already put four workshops into the calendar.  As you know from my last post we are looking forward to our Spring exhibition DIS/rupt from the Textile Study Group and we can now proudly announce that three of the Group’s members, Sarah Burgess, Bobby Britnell and Ruth Issett will be running a day or half-day workshop alongside the exhibition.  details of all three are on the website now. Follow this link:

http://www.quilt.org.uk/page-4-Workshops.html

We’re also delighted to say that, in September, Bethan Ash will be tutoring a workshop for us.  More information about that on the website very soon.

Watch this space – we’ve lots more plans in the pipeline!!