As a member of the group Contemporary Quilters West, I am proud to tell you that our biennial exhibition is now on at Rook Lane in Frome - and it looks amazing! Of course I would say that, but if you have the chance, do come along and see for yourself. I am certain you will agree. Read more about us here
The venue itself is beautiful, which only adds to the beauty of the exhibition. The building was originally built in 1707 a non-conformist chapel and as such is large, light and airy and has plenty of space for each of the pieces show at their best. In 1968 the chapel closed and was abandoned and vandalised, falling into terrible disrepair. Fortunately, after many years it was rescued and renovated by its present owners, NVB Architects who also run it as a community arts centre - hence our presence here.
Find out more information about the chapel here.
Here are a few images to give you a sense of the scale of this beautiful building.
The hanging committee did a fantastic job, enabling the eye to flow around the work. I hope you enjoy looking at it, and encourage you to visit. I'm sure you will be glad you did!
On the days that I have been at the gallery we have had some wonderful visitors, all of whom have commented on the high quality of our work. Although it is great to see the work you have spent many hours over hanging in such a wonderful setting, without an audience to come and share what has been made, an exhibition is somewhat meaningless. So thanks to all who have come (and some people have travelled a very long way!) and helped to make our exhibition such a success.
The exhibition runs until Tuesday, 5th July - and Frome Festival starts today too - so there is lots to see and do in Frome over the next few days. We look forward to seeing you!
Thanks for reading. We look forward to seeing you.