Sunday, 2 May 2010

Beautiful Quilts

I live in a very small village with a shop, a school, a pub and a church and a whole lot of talent! Yesterday I went to an exhibition in the church by a group of 6 local ladies. This quilting group meets once a week in one lady's house and these are the results of their labours. I was truly amazed by their work sadly my little camera doesn't really do them justice.
The wall hanging quilt below depicted one lady's house etc and the work is very detailed lots of different textures too.


This quilt wasn't one of the groups makes but was made in the 1920's in Dakota, a very thin summer quilt, beautiful piece of work!













Some gorgeous figures


and cushions too.
It has definately given me the push I needed to finish my cactus basket quilt started a long long time ago so watch this space! The one at the top of this post took about 16 years so there hope for me yet. They also had some fabric for sale, I thought it would be rude to come away empty handed :D
Now I'm off to do something very exciting indeed ............. todays the day I get my chickens! We went to choose them last night a brown Silkie, a black Maran and a white Light Sussex.

11 comments:

apieceofwood said...

Those are just beautiful!

Thecraftytrundler said...

Those quilts are sooooooo beautiful!! What talented people!!!
Wish I could have seen these in real life too. What inspiration! : )

Sharon xx

RosieP said...

I really want a quilt like these, the take so much work, please show us yours when it's ready.

Hugs RosieP x

bellaboo said...

What a wonderful display of quilts....I love the hearts ones!

Bellaboo :0)

Lalabibaby said...

Aren't they amazing ... what clever ladies. Enjoy your chooks too .... they will soon become part of the family x

giftsofthejourney said...

Lovely, I can't wait to see them in person.

Serenata said...

Oh wow, those are simply gorgeous quilts - how wonderfully inspiring!

Hope chooks settle in well! ;-)

maryannlucy said...

Those quilts are absolutely beautiful, what a team of very talented people, thank you for sharing such fabulous inspiration.

Looking forward to seeing photos of the girls. Enjoy them x

MarmaladeRose said...

Lovely post, thanks for sharing.

Jessie said...

Aren't they gorgeous?!! After seeing these, I'm going to do some patchwork quilting again just as soon as I finish this crocheting!xx

melanie said...

Wow, the quilts are breath taking. xx