Monday, 22 July 2013

Meet The Artists

We had a lovely day on Sunday at Meet the Artists at Minerva. Thank you to all the team at the gallery for your hospitality.

Here are a few photos just to set the scene. As you can see, the usual suspects were chattering away!

The exhibition continues all summer - see the sidebar for info and links.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Come and See Us!!

Don't forget, tomorrow it's Meet the Artists at Minerva 13

(High Street, Llanidloes, Mid-Wales, SY18 6BY)

Me, Linda, Annabel, Hilary, Steph, Edwina, Ineke will all be there to chat and answer any questions about the work and Hilary will be demonstrating some of the techniques that she uses in her quilts.

As well as the work by SiX, also on display will be work by another exhibiting group called Cauldron and a collection of Canadian Red Cross quilts. It ought to be a lovely so if you fancy a ride out in the beautiful Welsh countryside do come and see us.

Bye for now!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Quilts gone - SiX just hit the deadline again!!

Just a quickie after reading Edwinas' last post about delivering the work to Minerva. Edwina forgot to photograph her quilt as she was so last minute, I forgot to put and names and prices on mine, for the same reason. I think we in this group could really be called the Last Minuters .. we all seem to do it! Anyway, I've sent my information off now and I did remember to photograph mine (what a good girl) I'm going to post two on here and two on my own blog so if you are visiting the gallery, you can opt to keep some as new on the day, or if not - hop over there and see the others. Each are about 24" x 19" (I think - I did forget to write it down!). If you don't want to see any right now, then look away NOW .....

I've really enjoyed these pieces and will definitely be continuing the series, although not for SiX, as we move on next to our gallery for Festival of Quilts next year. But I am personally doing a gallery for next Springs Fashion and Embroidery at the NEC, which I am calling 'The Shape of Nature' and I think a few moons would go down very nicely in there!

Hope to see lots of you at Minerva - it looks lovely form Edwinas' photographs and I'm looking forward to sharing some collage design ideas with you there - Hilary x

Quilts delivered

Yesterday I drove over to Llanidloes to deliver a boot full of quilts to Minerva for the Summer Exhibition that opens next week.

It was a pity it was a cloudy day as it can be such a beautiful journey across to west Wales.
As usual, my final quilt was completed the night before and I was so eager to pack it up for an early start that I quite forgot to take any photographs, so no excuses, you must visit the exhibition to see all of these new pieces of work which all of the members of Six and Friends have produced since our last exhibition at the Bramble Patch.
I had a sneak preview of the other two exhibitions, a selection of traditional Canadian Red Cross Quilts and beautiful work by the textile group Cauldron. There will certainly be enough work on show to make a visit worthwhile.
The Arts Centre has had a facelift and is looking very smart and ready for summer visitors.

We hope to see many of you at our Meet the Artists event on Sunday 21st July between 1 and 3pm.
See you soon