Interested in Quilting? Spirit of the Celts at NEC

Quilts at NEC. Spirit of the Celts exhibition

If you’re interested in quilting, look out for a touring exhibition called ‘Spirit of the Celts’ which will be seen at a number of galleries in the UK following its debut at Festival of Quilts at the NEC in Birmingham this week.

It contains work by Welsh, Scottish and Northern Irish quilters and as a member of Cwilt Cymru, I have two pieces of work, Branwen 1 and Branwen 2, based on the legend of an Anglesey Celtic princess.


Cauldron wins first prize ‘Group Quilt’ at Malvern.

'Birthdays' A Quilt by Cauldron

Great excitement at Coed y Berclas – ‘Birthdays’ wall hanging by Cauldron.

Members Jenny Roberts, Gill Marshall and Doris Alcock won First Prize in the Group Quilts category at the Malvern Quilt Show – Quilts UK. Now all we have to do is produce more prize winners – so no pressure there then!

The next place to see my quilts – group and individual – is at the NEC, Birmingham, at Festival of Quilts in August; so if you’re in the area drop in to see if you can find them in probably the biggest quilt show in Europe. Later in the year I will have a quilt in The Great Northern Quilt Show which takes place in September at Harrogate Showground.

In the meantime the larger group to which we all belong, Llandygai Patchers, will be holding our own Patchwork and Quilting Show in the English Presbyterian Church in Menai Bridge, Anglesey in the first week of August – this will include some quilts made by members of my workshop series.

The next issue of the Anglesey Informer will have a two page spread about my own Patchwork and Quilting and my Workshops. It will be out in June; it’s free, and as the title suggests, it gives a lot of information about Anglesey. There is a little pile of past copies building up in our holiday Cottage.