Modern Quilt Group - Cottonopolis Juke Box for Festival of Quilts 2017Back to HOME page
What a Success!
THE MODERN QUILT GROUP was chosen to exhibit at the Festival of Quilts in August 2017|
And at West Country Quilt Show in September 2017
The theme of our exhibit was inspired by the music of Manchester, 'Cottonopolis', centre of the cotton weaving industry for so many years. We were aiming to get as many of our members involved as possible, in small group projects, larger single challenges and some even larger themed quilts. All organised, inspired, and pushed along by Kate Percival, whom we thank
CHALLENGE 17 inch singles
Participants made 7-inch blocks with circles of various sizes.
Quilts were put together by Kate, and long-arm quilted (with the names of the 75 Manchester Mills) and bound by Joe Bennison, Paula Rafferty, Heather Hasthorpe, and..
Thank you to everyone who took part, and the Karin Pope for these images
CHALLENGE 224 inch square JUKEBOX RECORDS
A record (A side and B side, not usually from the same artist) was issued to each member who requested one. Inspired by any part of these (title, idea, perhaps even the Actual Song) the resulting quilts are diverse and delightful, and
CHALLENGE 312 x 12 inch CHARM SQUARE
At the Festival of Quilts in 2016 every Modern Group Member who called in on us at the Group stand was given a free members pack which included small four charm squares. The challenge was to use as much of the fabric in those squares as you could, incorporating it into a 12" x 12" block, with thin edge binding, 4" hanging sleeve on the back.
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