The Magical Art of Stitches Exhibition 2014, organized jointly between the Kenya Quilt Guild and the Kenya Embroiderers Guild, was held at Sarit Centre in Westlands, October 3-5. From the Exhibition Committee Chairman, Sheryl Fowler, we have the following report:
I am sure that everyone will agree that the display for “The Magical Art of Stitches Exhibition 2014” was professional, not cluttered and very pleasing to the eye. We have to congratulate the Exhibition Committee for hanging the quilts tastefully. It was an entire day’s work for the ladies, but the end result was fabulous. The general public was very complimentary in every aspect of the show. We have a talented membership and their work was highly appreciated.
The Challenge Quilts and Mystery Quilts were exceptional and took the interest of our visitors. This type of group activity is popular with our membership and we should endeavour to hold more in the future. We hope to start a new Challenge in January and look forward to many exciting new quilts from everyone. We all have patchwork and quilting in common, enjoy the art of quilting and appreciate each other’s skills.
At the exhibition, our loyal members were prompt to serve their duties and every post was manned. The white glove ladies were on hand to help, assist and answer any questions. They endeavoured to promote our art. The impromptu workshops run by Sarah Brewin were well attended and enjoyed by the public as were the complimentary classes given to our members as a gift from our Guild. Peponi Preparatory School sent 58 children and teachers on Friday. The children enjoyed their workshop and the tours given by both Guilds.
The prize ribbons were awarded on Sunday morning:
- 1st Prize to Sarah Brewin for Kitange Cloth
- 2nd Prize to Jaya & Jharna Kamdar for The Wedding Quilt
- 3rd Prize to Lakhbir Virdee for Infinity
- 4th Prize to Jasvinder Phull for Tribemen
- 5th Prize to Kundan Pattni for Omigosh.
The Challenge Quilts were also awarded ribbons:
- 1st Place to Jasvinder Phull for Day Lillies
- 2nd Place to Anne Lyon for Dragonfly
- 3rd Place to Kulwinder Birdi for Spring Flowers
- 4th Place to Carol Davey for Comforts of Home
Well done to all the ladies who served on the Exhibition Committee and to our talented members who submitted quilts for the show. With everyone’s participation, we held a very successful exhibition!
See photos of the exhibition quilts on our Gallery page.