Monday, 13 August 2012

Flowerpatch Quilters, 2012

After lunch at Cowslip we head off into Launceston town centre where we make a visit to the exhibition by the Flowerpatch Quilters. Again this exhibition never disappoints. It is always colourful, with beautiful quilts and floral displays. It has a strong membership where all levels of skill are welcomed. This is just a selection of the displays.

The colours in this floral display were truly astounding and matched the quilt perfectly.

This quilt was made by Jo Colwill who is also a member of this group. It was machine quilted by Sandy from The Quilting Company using a Gammill Long Arm machine.

A close up of the quilting. Sandy tells me she has had a year to perfect her skills and I think that she should be winning some awards with skills such as this.

This beautiful Union Flag was made for Arnolda Kinvig as a retirement gift  from teaching at Cowslip and machine quilted by Sandy. Beautiful quilt.

Lovely display to compliment the fabulous apple quilt. 

I am not sure who made this lovely quilt but I do know that it was quilted by Sandy.

 Fabulous floral display in the window recess reminded me of a quilt or more to the point it would make a fabulous wall hanging if anyone feels the urge to make one.

  Another Union Flag with bunting.

In the upstairs room they had gone for a Jubilee theme and like our own exhibition back in June the table was laden with a feast  and who could resist a proper Cornish pasty.

Maybe you would prefer a slice of Pork Pie.

A selection of tasty teatime treats. Love the scone complete with clotted cream.

There are many more things to show you but for some reason my camera has decided to have a malfunction and give up the will to live. This time it could not be blamed on blogger.

I think you will agree that these ladies are a super talented bunch and I can only apologise once again for not getting any names. I have their catalogue in front of me but with no photographic evidence of a number I cannot match up the description to the quilts.

Note to self - must try harder to get names.

Happy Stitching.



  1. Lovely Shirley. I recognise a lot of the quilts that have been taught by Jo. She is such an inspirational influence on every one.
    I can't believe the cornish pasty are not real.

  2. The quilts...the quilting...the floral display...all just gorgeous!


  3. More lovely eye-candy Shirley, thank you for sharing. I love the way the quilts are complimented by the floral (etc) displays. The 'food' looks great too - very clever quilters.

  4. Great post Shirley...OMG, what a feast for the eyes...that fabric food looks so real..
    Amazing quilting, when i grow up I want to quilt like that.
    Julia ♥

  5. so much loveliness in those photos!
    Glad you found a hexie quilt to photograph and those fabric morsels are just amazing.
    Love the union Jack quilts and the quilting on the quilts is wonderful

  6. I have so enjoyed looking at all these photos. Reminds me of the days I had out with Apple County Quilters, always a highlight of my summer.

  7. All the photos are beauties and the pork pie looked so real! Missing London and the Olympics. Didn't see your parents hotel, but did, so much to see in so little time.

  8. Beautiful quilts Shirley and what a stunning quilter Sandy is. I do like the way that they dress their exhibition with the accessories, the flowers are gorgeous.

  9. Hi Shirley, thanks for your comments, I love the quilts shown, some amazing talents out there.

  10. Thanks for sharing. Just love the union jack quilts and the beautiful quilting on many of the quilts.

  11. Another nice trip with you. So much inspiration.

  12. What a beautiful assortment of quilts. Yes those quilters are very talented and their work is inspirational. I think that I need to retire from work, I want to make everything.

  13. I love the purple Double Wedding Ring quilt...
    And the quilting on those quilts is absolutely beautiful.
    For a second there I thought those pasties were real......good enough to eat even!

  14. What a beautiful display of quilts! I bet you left inspired and ready to sew up a storm :o)

  15. Sandy's quilting was the talk of the day! so glad she won 3rd prize at Festival of Quilts