The Quilters would like to thank everyone
who supported their 2012 exhibition specially those who loaned quilts
and wall-hangings for display and also all who came to see them at
Ballygrant Hall. We were pleased to have on show so much
diversity from the old heirloom quilts made to be used rather than for
decoration to the modern impressionist picture wall-hangings.
There were three Challenges, one for
members, one for schools and an open challenge for anyone to
try. We were delighted that the schools took up the challenge
to participate and we congratulate them all.
The winners were:
Schools Challenge - Title: “The Olympics”
1st - Keills
2nd - Port Ellen
3rd - Bowmore
The other two
entries from Bowmore were highly commended and the judge said it was
difficult to decide between them all.
Members Challenge - Title : “Round the Bend!”
1st - Floating
Ribbons by Rae Woodrow
2nd - Round the
Bend aMazingly by Kitty Watt
3rd - Round the
Bend with Fibonacci by Marian Senior
Open Challenge - Title : “Happiness is ... ”
1st - Breakfast
for the Wee One by Kitty Watt
2nd - Spending
Summer in New Zealand when it's Winter in Scotland by Marian Senior
Recycling a Jacket into a Table Runner by Starla Phelps of the McLean
in Virginia, USA. Starla's entry could not be placed as it did nor fit
criteria for the competition.
All who visited the show were asked to
vote for the Best Exhibit and the runaway favourite was the magnificent
Islay and Jura Alphabet Quilt by Kitty Watt.
If the exhibition has inspired you to join
us, you will be welcome any afternoon at the workshop in Islay House
The 2014 Exhibition will be held in
Ballygrant Hall from 16th to 23rd of July this year.