We have just hosted the Welsh Heritage Quilters’ biennial exhibition. If you missed it you will have to wait two years for the next one. It filled both galleries and the workshop. I am aways amazed by the quantity and quality of the work that the group produces and this year did not disappoint me.
There are aways some items grouped together that are the result of challenges. Today everyone has been asked to start thinking of ideas for the next lot of challenges, so there will be plenty of time to work on them.
One of this year’s was a round robin based on strips. In groups of 6 each person made a strip 36.5″ x 4.5″ using any design and choice of fabrics. This was then passed on to the next person in the group together with the fabric and a booklet outlining the theme and anything to avoid such as particular colours or embellishments. After all 6 people have done a strip for each of the members of the group, they are returned to the person who did the first one and they have the job of joining them together, in any way they like, and completing the quilt or wall hanging.
Here are the results from one of the groups.
The strips were all made by the same six people but are all so different. Also the approach to putting them together varies. The traditional way is to join them all horizontally without gaps or sashing. But this restraint was not imposed. It makes for a really interesting display.