Friday, 1 April 2016
A Splash of Colour
On Wednesday last week I had the great pleasure of being a steward at the most recent exhibition at Midsomer Quilting. On display was a collection of work by two quilters, Gillian Travis and Sheena Norquay, who both have 40 years' experience of quilting.
The first time I had seen Gillian's work was at the West Country Quilt Show in Bristol in November 2014, and I was struck by the vibrant colour, so last week I was delighted to be able to take a few photos of some of her quilts.
Many of the pieces were based on Indian textiles.
This quilt is padded horizontally to resemble a pile of folded quilts.
Gillian has a great love of travel and photography, and produces beautiful picture quilts. This is a detail of a quilt showing a street scene bedecked with washing.
This picture of bathing ladies is definitely one of my favourites. There are five ladies altogether on the quilt, but I just photographed these three. This scene is so realistic that I could almost feel the chill of the water around my middle - bathing can be such a chilly business!