Tuesday, 26 April 2011

26/04/2011 Make some Put 'em Ins

The Traditional Quilters Guild's theme for the Festival of Quilts tombola in 2011 will be “put’em ins”. “Put ‘em ins” includes anything you can think of that something can be put into. They are inviting you to use your imagination and create individual items large or small, that fit this description. (suggestions so far include: bags of all kinds – for sewing and accessories, shopping, cosmetics, pegs, pencils etc.; containers for mobile phones, remote controls, sewing tidies, fabric photo frames, needle cases and pins cushions, holders for thimbles, tape measures, scissors, – or for ear-rings and necklaces, bowls, etuis). The only limit is your time and creativity!
If you're into quilting, why not raid your stash and tidy up those oddments – try finding something to do with that lovely fabric you fell for that doesn’t match anything else you own; see what your scrap bag holds and what you can do with it – and look into the pile of magazines that you kept for those delightful little projects and never made. They need them by the end of July.
Iit’s all for the Good Cause of the only specialist Quilt Museum in Europe –  St. Anthony’s Hall, York.
Pieces can be sent to Angela Rodda, 22 Redding Drive, Amersham, Bucks, HP6 5PX or to Carolyn Hollands, 21 Ashleigh Road, Weston super Mare, North Somerset, BS23 2XG

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

19/04/2011 Quilt Art at 25

5th February - 2nd May 2011, St Anthony's Hall, Peasholme Green,York, YO1 7PW

Quilt Art, an international group of 20 textile artists, celebrates its 25th anniversary with an exhibition that demonstrates its diversity of inspiration, artistic and technical skills. The exhibition will be held in the Great Hall of the Quilt Museum and Gallery in York from5 February to 2 May 2011.

Throughout its exhibition history, Quilt Art has sought to create a separate platform for artists whose work was non-traditional, experimental and sometimes challenging. Its success in promoting quiltmaking as an art form can be measured by the fact that individual members have won major awards and had their work purchased for national and international collections including the Victoria & Albert Museum in London; the Museum of Art & Design in New York; the International Quilt Study Center in Nebraska; and the Quilt Museum in York.

The group mounts major exhibitions every two to three years and publishes an accompanying book. Following its appearance at the Quilt Museum in York, ‘Quilt Art at 25’ will travel to various UK and European venues.
Closed (Oct - Mar)
10am – 4pm (last admission 3.30pm)
For those of you who don't know the background of Quilt Art - here it is:
Quilt Art was established in 1985 by The Quilters’ Guild of the British Isles. The eight founder members were soon joined by others and today the group boasts a membership from the UK, France, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Belgium, Ireland, Hungary and the United States. Quilt Art operated under the umbrella of The Quilters’ Guild for three years before leaving to become an independent and self supporting organization. It has maintained good relations with the Guild throughout. This exhibition marks its first appearance at the Guild’s Museum in York, which opened in 2008

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

12/04/2011 New Level 2 Course Launch Date

The launch date for the first of our new Level 2 deliver courses is fast approaching and will formally appear on the 9/5/2011. It will be available for online order from that date and will be joined by another 4 by early autumn.

This first one will be based around machine embroidery and recycling and we’re presently trying to think up a really catchy title for it (at the moment its called un-named course which we think lacks a little poetry!)

If you have any bright ideas for what the title could be—it needs to be based around  the words RECYCLING and MACHINE—then do drop us a line  at the office or alternatively post to Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=130491393076

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

05/04/2011 Exhibition dates for 2011

The exhibition dates for 2011 at Eccles Farm are as below and it would be lovely to see anyone who is in the area then.  Also don't forget our Open days (with buns and tea!) as listed in a previous post.

C&G Exhibition
C&G student set up          Sunday 26th June
EV’s visit                         Monday 27th June
Open to Public                 Wednesday 29th June until                        Saturday 9th July Wed-Sat 11-4
Open Day                         Saturday 2nd July
Take Down                      Sunday 10th July

Patchwork and Quilting Exhibition
Set up day Wednesday 17th August
Open to Public Thursday 19th August until Wed 31st August Wed-Sat 11-4
Open Day Saturday 20th August