Saturday 17 April 2010

A Fine Day Out

Just back from a wee trip to Ballantrae to see the quilt show - what a delightful display there was to celebrate their 25 years. There were big quilts, little ones, bags, cushions, wallhangings etc and a great variety of styles & stitching to see.
I could almost date some of the work by recognising the fabric - e.g. I spotted the same fabric that Margaret Bell had used in her Contrary Wife quilt several years ago, it had wee fans all over it and she hand quilted bigger fans in her border.

The Ballantrae quilts were exhibited in the local church which had a balcony from where many of the quilts hung - this is similar to the many exhibitions that you can visit at the Loch Lomond quilt show and allows a super view of the quilts.

I think many of the quilts looked like they have been well loved, surely that is what we all want for our quilts?

Many thanks to Margaret Sanderson for putting on such a lovely show, to the ladies who provided a welcome tea, and to Janet, for driving Miss Daisy!!

I used to be a rent collector in Ballantrae (and other villages) but hadn't been there in at least 10 years - driving down the coast really made me appreciate how lucky we are living in such a lovely area.


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