08 July 2014

Romsey Quilt Exhibition

This was a spur of the moment thing, when my friend asked if I would join them on a coach trip, which stopped to pick up at Wimborne, going to Romsey.  The Romsey Quilters is quite a large group and have an exhibition every three years in Romsey Abbey and King John's House, the historic building opposite the Abbey (more info about it here).

First off was our visit to King John's house, where there is a small tea room, with an the quilt exhibits on ground and first floor.  On the ground floor were quilts by one of their members, June Thorpe, who died earlier this year and some Christmas quilts.

 An etched window, which looked really pretty with the roses in the garden outside.
Upstairs were small 12.5" quilts for a challenge based on poems or songs, just a small selection as there were five boards with the themed quilts
 Below is one of my favourites.
And another collection of small quilts made by members to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the group
Above is just a selection, below I managed to get a description on the back of one of the quilts, which is  the green one with the XXX on.

Out to the lovely cottage gardens before going to the Abbey

Its such an idyllic little cottage garden, right in the middle of the town.

Onto Romsey Abbey, were some quilts were hung between arches, some on quilt stands, but all in the beautiful setting. Here are just a few of them

Some of the church vestments at the altar

A big thanks to the ladies who organised this.  As always it is a really brilliant exhibition and we had a lovely day out.

The exhibition is on from 5th to 20th July 2014. More information here.

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