Thursday, 16 April 2015

Fabulous Quilts at Clandon Park

Wow!  A celebration of creativity, many hours of beautiful work and fantastic designs are currently on show at the National Trust's Clandon Park not far from Guildford Surrey. 

Guildford Quilters are displaying their work until 26th April but note Clandon Park is not open on Fridays, Saturdays or Mondays and the usual National Trust charge is applicable unless you are a member.  There are lots of photos on their website but I couldn't resist taking a few myself - there are plenty more quilts on show though! 

The Quilters have a section on the website with patterns for quilts and bags for the Royal Surrey Baby Care Unit which they support - have a look here.

The more you look at this, the more the shapes just leap out of the quilt.



All the quilts have a slip of paper letting you know who made them, materials and method used . . 
. . . and their inspiration.
Some were machine stitched and others all hand sewn.


Some bright and colourful, others pastel shades.

Colourful flags and WWI inspired

Some inspired by courses attended.

Some even had elements of origami, this one was made by Nicki Morris who likes all things Japanese.

This was made by Ann Maiklem for her daughter and was all hand quilted, the flowers applied by hand.  It took several years to make and has special memories as she used to sew it whilst keeping her sick husband company.

Each quilt has a story

The details are amazing







If you like quilts, this is the exhibition to visit.  There is an opportunity to chat to the exhibitors and maybe iron out (groan!) any problems you might have and also purchase material or handmade items or a raffle ticket for the chance to win a quilt.

I'll tell you a bit more about Clandon Park itself on Saturday.

Bye for now!

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