The quilt show last Saturday had several categories or themes - basically members of the group had at different times been given a theme or topic to work round.
One of these themes was Isambard Kingdom Brunel, a Victorian engineer of some renown whose work can be found around the south west of England. 2006 is the bicentenary of his birth.
These three small quilts were, in my humble opinion, the most impressive of the 15 or 20 quilts in this category
I especially picked the train one for Nigel it commemorates Brunel's GWR - Great Western Railway (or in train buff speak (like DH) 'God's Wonderful Railway).
The sunset quilt depicts Brunel's Clifton Suspension Bridge which spans the Avon Gorge on the edge of Bristol
The other one is a more general depiction of his many areas of expertise and the stitching was absolutely exquisite
You can see two of these quilts got rosettes
Bristol which is about 45-50 miles from here is a Brunel hot spot, as well as the bridge at Clifton, the docks in Bristol house his SS Great Britain - one of the first iron ships and the Bristol Temple Meads railway station is also his work
Brunel was a truly Great Briton