Sunday, 14 June 2015

Norwich Quilt Show

This is what has been keeping me busy the last few days, my guild had a quilt show. Warning this post is picture heavy. From set up to take down involves hours of work, but it goes quickly when everyone is having fun. I am a member of the Quaker Quilt Guild, we are a small but fun group of ladies. We hold our quilt show in the Norwich museum and the church they have on sight which is a part of the museum. So without further ado I would like to show you what our show looked like.

Colour Challenge

For the colour challenge we were given two paint chips, we could add a neutral or black. Some of the results were stunning. I made the wonky pinwheels in the upper left hand corner. My favorite is the birdhouse with the butterflies on it.

Next up is the ugly fabric challenge you can read more about that here.

Ugly Fabric Challenge

The first impression as you walk through the doors of the church.
First impression
The right side of pews from the front of the church. The triangle quilt is mine. I made it for my husband.


Right side of church

The left side of the church pews.

Left side


The quilts and wall hangings we displayed in the church. There was string up across the wall and windows. We used clothespins to hang the wall hangings and smaller quilts with.






The altar display.

Altar Display

The quilt on the right is a christmas applique quilt and was a favourite of my granddaughters.

Christmas Applique Quilt


The last picture is from the front of the church. The quilts in the first three pews on the right side are mine. I have posted about the Irish Twist here and Justin's Path the black and red quilt here. I don't have a post about the first one it is a queen size quilt. It started as a 4 patch exchange with some guild members. I had no idea how I was going to use them, this was the result. I do have a picture showing the whole quilt here.

Front view of church

Do you go to quilt shows? Do you prefer smaller shows or do you only go to larger shows or does it matter what size the show is? 


3 comments :

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

If you are part of a small guild, it appears you are part of a very active one!! Wow - lots of great quilts on display here. I am part of the modern quilt guild as an individual member; there are no local guilds nearby that I can attend right now. I do try to submit my quilts to the local fair once a year, and I will keep trying to enter my quilts into bigger shows - some day one might get juried in! :)

Sandra Walker said...

Oh I LOVE that last shot!! I love quilt shows, so much inspiration and recharging of quilty batteries (as if mine needed any lol). There are some stunning quilts here! Hey, Norwich isn't too far from me! I'm at the southwest end of Lake Erie. :-)

Allison said...

What a stunning display of quilts! I belong to a group preparing for our first ever show in a couple of weeks. We'll be taking over a church too. I find looking at quilts at local, small, shows easier than at large shows but the retail therapy at a large show is not to missed!