Sunday, 23 October 2011

Lutterworth Piecemaker's 2011 Exhibition

I had a very inspiring afternoon yesterday, wandering around Lutterworth Piecemaker's exhibition, they hold a meeting on the third wednesday of each month for local quilters and it is a group that I have been meaning to go along to for a while now- maybe it should be the first of my (many) new year's resolutions?! You can check out their blog here; they are a bunch of very friendly and talented ladies, but I guess what you really want to see is the quilts, here is just a small selection of the quilts on display...

This reminded me of one of my very favourite quilts, Composition II by Shoko Sakai which can be seen Here.

This quilt was designed for a minimalist daughter who enjoys the sports pictured here. I love the complex simplicity in this quilt and the colours are beautiful!

The following quilt's top was found in an attic by one of the ladies, who carefully repaired, backed and quilted it. The top still had its original papers tacked in and rather than lose the history these papers have been scanned and printed onto the rear of the quilt, along with census data to match the woman who is believed to have pieced it, so that it's history may always go with it.

Four of the five blocks shown here are the product of the scanned paper pieces.

An interpretation of the paper pieced artwork on display at the Charles Rennie Mackintosh House and Gallery in Northampton by Helen Spence.

EDIT: The inspiration for this tryptic is the beautiful window of 78 Derngate and not the Helen Spence piece, my apologies for the mistake, thank you to The Maker for pointing this out; I tried to reply to your email but you are a no reply blogger.

This piece was the quilter's first foray into art quilting and she remarked how easily it came together, this left me feeling totally inspired, I would love to be able to achieve something like this one day!



  1. Sounds like a really inspiring day! Gorgeous quilts! Jxo

  2. The Rennie Mackintosh tryptic / quilt was actually the maker's own design based on the glass panels in the living room at 78 Derngate in Northampton. She has not seen a paper design there so it an original piece

  3. These are great, really interesting and inspiring. Thank you for posting all the photos.