A group of Malvern Quilters had a road trip to Welsh Quilt Centre, Lampeter to see their exhibition of handmade quilts:
As Good As It Gets is a celebration of magnificent Welsh Quilts made especially for a luxury market. These fine quilts were produced in Wales from 1921 to 1939 during a time of hardship in the socially and economically depressed areas of South and West Wales
Also on show were some modern quilts inspired by the quilts at the Welsh Quilt Centre.
Our intrepid group outside the Welsh Quilt Centre, just about to feast on to the treasures inside the centre. The exhibition is on until 4th November 2017 and is well worth a trip. If you visit the area, there is a superb café next door to the centre, and a real treasure trove of a quilt shop next to that - Calico Kate - which is highly recommended.
The Raffle proceeds from Malvern Quilters 2017 Exhibition in April were donated to the Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter, A small local charity caring for and re homing cats and dogs. Above is a photo of a cheque for the sum of £ 1,350.00 being presented by myself to Liz Hallam of the WARS charity, who was thrilled with the amount that we had raised for them.
Below is a letter from Claire the Manager of the Shelter
To Yvonne Jenkins Malvern Quilters
8th June 2017
Dear Yvonne and all at The Malvern Quilters
On behalf of Worcestershire Animal Rescue Shelter, I would like to thank you for the £1350 raised from your recent event held in Colwall.
Please rest assured that the money will be put to very good use for the care of our animals whilst they are with us at the shelter, looking for their new homes. What an amazing amount you raised and without the kindness of people like yourselves, we could not continue our work here at the shelter. We receive no financial help from the government or lottery.
On behalf of the staff, the committee and, of course, the animals, thank you again for your generous donations.
Kind Regards Claire Tregunna (Shelter Manager)
2016 was the centenary year for St John's Ambulance. As part of the celebrations the Malvern branch asked Malvern Quilters to make a quilt. A team of ladies led by Ann Kay made this beautiful quilt. The Malvern Hills are at the centre of the quilt, surrounded by rolls of bandages and the St John's Ambulance logo. It will be on display at our Exhibition in April 2017, and is on permanent display at the Malvern branch of St John's Ambulance.
On 8th October, Carol Yapp took us through how to make a retreat bag and taught us more than we thought possible on different interfacings. All the ladies had a lovely day working together and made some great bags.
Doreen Harris' fabulous Dorset Buttons, decorated with beads and French knots
On 4th July Yvonne Jenkins showed us how to use water-soluble fabric to create new pieces. Below are some finished creations.
In April 2015 we returned to Colwall Village Hall to present our BiennialSpring Quilt Show
We had lots of quilts on display , as well as Traders, Tombola, and a Sales Table. Refreshments, including lunches were available. we also had a sit and sew table where visitors could have a go at a small project
This years Biennial Exhibition Raffle was in support of the Worcester Breast Cancer Support Group The major raffle prize was a quilt ("My Heart's in The Garden") made by our members. The project started in the summer of 2013 as the President's Summer challenge as described on the link below