Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Scottish Modern Quilt Exhibition

For those of you who can't make it along to our Scottish Modern Quilt Exhibition I thought I would share these photos that my husband, Jonathan, took after he had finished the mammoth task of hanging them on Friday (thanks Jonathan!). I took the last 3 to highlight particular things he had missed.
This is actually my classroom, striped bare and filled with quilts, cushions and a few bags.
Not only are there many quilts here that I am sure you recognise but also you may have even contributed to some of them, like Frida on the left here...
...or Katy's amazing Stitch Tease Bee quilt above in the window.
This is our little 'hub' with info about the exhibition and about modern quilting.
We've squeezed a quilt on to every available wall, so that we can show more than 40 quilts and over 60 items altogether!
I've been getting lots of visitors from all over and the reaction has been extremely positive.
We've also been asking visitors to vote for their favourite quilt and I will be giving a prize to the winner!
This is the display above our till area with the amazing MUM's recipe quilt, made for this Edinburgh based charity using fabric from Malawi (the charity helps mothers and children in Malawi) and images from the book 'When the Rains Come' (which was written for the charity) by 2 ladies from Edinburgh. We have been selling lots of tickets and also books to help them.
Here's a close-up of the cushion and bag display. Somebody might recognise that very cute pouch...
and a few of the patchwork cushions!
Here's some mini quilts that have been swapped in Brit Quilt and Fab Little Quilt Swaps. Maybe some of the makers of these lovelies are reading this today?!
This last photo is to show you 2 of my favourites, Lynz's Marcelle Medallion and Sarah's Staind II.
There are probably a few other quilts that have been missed and you can of course visit the exhibition in person, it is on until August 25th as part of the Edinburgh Fringe.
If you'd like to read all the info from the exhibition it is available here

25 comments:

  1. The exhibition looks great! Really fantastic and yeah I read the post and spotted my quilt :-D

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  2. What fun to see a few I recognise made by friends! Looks fab! Annual event I hope!

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  3. cant believe how many you've squeezed in! looks fabulous, and thank you so much for including mine :-)

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  4. It looks amazing - no wonder the reactions have been so positive!

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  5. I can't believe how many you've squeezed in, either! And I'm so pleased my Marcelle is chumming up with Sarah's cracking Staind number!

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  6. It all looks lovely! Nice to spot the cushion I made for Sheila :)

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  7. That is such a wonderful collection of quilts in one space!! I bet you get a great response from people who see the exhibition. Maybe it will become an annual event.

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  8. It does look amazing Jo, hope you get heaps of visitors.

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  9. Wow! Well done husband indeed - that must have been quite a mission!

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  10. Wow! It looks amazing Jo! And what a lot of work you and your husband have put into making it so amazing - well done! I can't wait to come and visit :)

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  11. Lynz and Sarah's quilts go so well with that wall color!
    I see my Stinky Eric..Hmmph....Lynz's Stinky Eric now!;)

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  12. The quilts look amazing, so much brightness and light, wish I could be there to see them

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  13. wow, all the quilts, pillows and bags look stunning!!!! What a gorgeous exhibition.

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  14. Wow, what a great exhibition. Thank you so much for sharing it with those of us who live too far away to come.

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  15. These quilts are just amazing! Best of luck with the exhibition. Have fun and enjoy! Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  16. Wow! Looks fantastic Jo! Katy's retro flowers looks fab, (though I may be a little biased on that one!) and I see the mini I made for Sheila too! And Sarah, Lynz, fiona,... Great to see my friends there too :)

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  17. It looks fantastic! Good job. :D

    I was wondering if you're open on Sunday this week. I would love to come by, and that's the only day I can pop over from Glasgow. :)

    -Sofi

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    1. Thanks Sofi! Yes we are open on a Sunday between 12 - 4pm. Unfortunately I won't be in the store that day but please come and see the exhibition!

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  18. It looks absolutely brilliant. So looking forward to the gathering.

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  19. Thanks for the tour, looking forward to seeing it in real life :o)

    Now I'm off to work out how many of my Edinburgh based colleagues might pop round to vote... hmm... no, probably not that many, they're all male ;o)

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  20. oh he's a good lad isn't he!!! great use of the space!

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  21. Fabulous that you squeezed all these in. Great inspiration, hope you get lots of visitors too.

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  22. Your exhibition looks fantastic! Great quilts, cushions, purses etc, all with such a clean, modern feel. Wish I lived nearer to Edinburgh! Hope you are getting loads of visitors.

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  23. You pulled in an amazing array of quilts and should be so proud of what you did. I am sure that every last visitor was impressed.

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