Saturday, 27 May 2017

Di and Petra


The exhibition at Cowslip Workshops of Di Ford Hall and Petra Prins was something not to be missed. Something here for everyone and each one a work of art. Also included in the exhibition were quilts made by students. All beautifully displayed in this fabulous gallery space. A great meeting place too with so many familiar faces.

 
On my wish list to make is the gorgeous quilt on the wagon, one from Petra. Beautiful Dutch fabrics and big blocks.

 
Everywhere you looked there was a visual feast.

The quilt shown at the bottom left is one of Jo's.


This one is Pendle Hill by Di, looking magnificent after only seeing it in various stages of its creation at workshops. Think this one is my favourite but then I move on to the next quilt and change my mind.  Exquisite workmanship. 

  
There was also a talk with a show and tell of antique quilts belonging to Petra and both Di and Petra talking about their own quilts. There were so many quilts and this new app will only allow me five photo's. Nowhere near enough.

With hexagons now being popular virtually everywhere it was good to see these old ones from the 1800's. the one on the left was made of 1/2" hexagons and a quilt top. Disintegrated in places, wear and tear and stress from dye still did not detract from this beautiful piece of work. There is hope when seeing this that maybe not all our quilts have to be made up. Many were not quilted and simply left as they were or had a plain calico back and used as a coverlet.

 

I wonder what is next from this gorgeously talented and awesome duo. 

Happy Stitching.

Shirley.

8 comments:

  1. I can't pick a favorite. Each one is a remarkable work of art.

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  2. Hi Shirley thankyou for showing us all this beautiful work the quilts are amazing.xx

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  3. Well that was just wonderful! Thanks for sharing Shirley x

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  4. Lots of inspiration in those lovely pictures, thank you. Coverlets always appeal to me; cool, light & summery.

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  5. Looks like grand fun and enough inspiration for many more quilts to make!

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