2016 Challenge: Magic, Myth and Mystery
The Midsomer Quilting annual challenge and exhibition of 12 x 12 quilts has begun! As you probably know, this has become a regular part of the calendar at MQ. Most of the 170 quilts on display have been donated by their makers and are available for purchase by secret auction. Unfortunately I can't visit this year, but thanks to the wonders of the internet I have been sent a few photos, so I don't feel like I am completely missing out.
The exhibition runs everyday until 19th December, 10.30am until 4.00pm.
This is the sixth consecutive year that Chris, Birgitta and De have run the event and in that time over £10,000 has been raised for charity; last year over £3,000 was raised for Dorothy House, a local hospice charity.
This year's theme has clearly provided lots of inspiration. Entries have been sent from all over the world - the only stipulation is that to enter a quilt you must have some connection with the shop. This year there is also an extra treat as there are two pieces made by husbands of MQ quilters quilts from metal and wood. I have seen both of these pieces in a sneaky peek before the event, and I can honestly say they are both incredible.
Work from the Man Sheds
I know I haven't seen all the quilts in the exhibition, but of those I have seen, here are a few more that I really like. Unfortunately I don't have details of the titles or many of the maker's names, so I have left them all unlabeled.
Local places and magical hares
A selection of mythical creatures
and a sprinkle of magic
I hope you have enjoyed seeing just a few of the quilts from the exhibition - I'm sure you'll agree that it will be worth the trip to Midsomer Quilting, and you take some photos i'd love to see them!! If, like me, you can't make it though - Chris from MQ tells me that he will be putting a gallery of pictures onto their website in the next few weeks.
Thanks for looking!