Textile & Stitch Around Marlborough's October meeting a success with guest speaker

By Jessica Durston - 8 October 2021

Arts and Culture
  • Sue Hobson led a presentation around Quilts and the history of Quilting

    Sue Hobson led a presentation around Quilts and the history of Quilting

The textile enthusiast group was started in the September of this year.

October's meeting was held at the group's usual location of Kennet Valley Hall in Lockeridge. 

Speaker Sue Hobson conducted a presentation entitled 'What is a quilt?'

She explained to the group attendees that she came from a family of sewers but had followed a career in science. 

She went on to describe and explain the different types of quilts, how they are constructed and their history with the oldest dating back to 1718 in the UK. The oldest quilts in the US dated back to the 1740s and she said it was the Amish who bought materials from the UK, and learnt the craft. 

Sue then went on to show her audience a selection of quilts from the American Museum near Bath, the Festival of Quilts at the NEC, Birmingham and the Quilt Festival at Houston, Texas. The final images she ended her presentation with were of the 2021 Best of Show winners.

The next Textile & Stitch Around Marlborough meeting will be held via Zoom on Monday 1 November at 2pm. Textile artist, Bobby Britnell, will be giving a talk entitled 'My Creative Journey.'  

The following day Bobby will be leading a Zoom workshop entitled “Drawing the Line”. 

Those wishing to find out more about Textiles & Stitch Around Marlborough can go to the group's website at https://textilesandstitch.co.uk/ or email Lindsay at frenchknots2014@yahoo.co.uk

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