Sunday morning I had to run Sarah to work for a couple of hours - she doesn't usually do Sundays - it interferes too much with the rugby - but now the season is over she is free to help out anyone who might need a shift covering - hence taking her to the pool for 9am
One daughter safely delivered meant I could head off for Corfe, a village south of Taunton where the local quilting group were holding their very first exhibition. Sadly I was in such a hurry to get out of the house that I forgot to take the camera with me. So the only photo from here is a picture of the goodies I returned with - spots are always so useful! The colours aren't exactly true - the piece which looks dark brown in the bottom right hand corner is actually the most delicious shade of aubergine - yummy!
Then yesterday our monthly speaker group decided that, instead of having our usual evening meeting with a speaker, we would hire a 'suitcase collection' from the Quilter's Guild. This comprised of 41 square quilts each measuring about 2ft square made by a selection of quilters around the UK on the theme 'Traditional Quilts' all packed into an average suitcase - amazing what you can fit into a piece of luggage.
To my surprise I found this quilt among them which was made by Mary, one of the ladies I'm doing the four seasons swap with - what fun!
As you can see from these three red and cream quilts, traditional was most definitely the name of the game and they were no less lovely for being so. I've taken photos of all the quilts there so may well drip them out into my blog over the next few days. However I couldn't decide which was my absolute favourite.
It was a toss up between this bold and bright New York Beauty
Or this gentler appliqued tree quilt - the quilting and applique on this one was absolutely exquisite
I'd have happily taken both of them home but sadly, at the end of the day, they had to go back into that suitcase.