Ouse Valley Quilters’ first exhibition was held in 1998 at Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum followed by a second exhibition 2 years later at the same venue. OVQ now have exhibitions of work every 2 years.
Our tenth biennial exhibition took place on Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September, 2018 at Ringmer Community College.
The challenge for members this year was to produce a block on the theme of “in a garden” and it also had to be quilted. We had a very good response to this and one of our members very kindly made twenty-four of them up into two quilts.
The lady who completed these quilts for us said that she “enjoyed putting the two quilts together and they soon became something more than just another couple of charity quilts. I really wanted each block to shine on its own merits every one had something to commend it no matter how complicated or straight-forward the patterns appear. So much thought and effort was put in by every contributor. There was a full range of techniques from piecing, applique and embroidery to needle-turned, embellishments and humour.”
The tombola theme was “bags” and we had a good number in all shapes, colours and sizes.
The money raised for charity was divided equally between Kangaroos and Kent Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance.