A Montague Winner at the Festival of Quilts 2012

Linda Bilsborrow has won First Prize in the Contemporary Qults class at this year’s Festival of Quilts. The quilt, called “Byland Pieces”, is based on floor tiles from the medieval Byland Abbey which are now at the British Museum.

Linda Bilsborrow with her winning quilt "Byland Pieces"

Linda Bilsborrow with her winning quilt “Byland Pieces”

She used both commercial and hand dyed fabrics to make the 110cm square quilt. It was constructed using machine piecing and hand appliqué and was machine quilted.

Linda Bilsborrow's "Byland Pieces"

Linda Bilsborrow’s “Byland Pieces”

What a stunning quilt and a worthy winner. Many congratulations Linda!

At the Great Northern Needlecraft Show 2012 in Harrogate, our Treasurer, Anne Gosling, gained two awards.

Anne Gosling's "Jiwbilȋ"

Anne Gosling’s “Jiwbilȋ”

It was hand stitched from a Jacquie Harvey pattern that Anne was given as part of a kit when she joined the Miniature Quilt Group. It was awarded 2nd place in the miniatures at Harrogate.

Anne Gosling's "Flower Power"

Anne Gosling’s “Flower Power”

This was made as part of the Quilters’ Guild Anglo-German stash challenge and was selected to be part of the exhibition which went to Germany and the Festival of Quilts. It is also going to Italy early next year and was awarded a Judges Merit at Harrogate.

Montague Presidents with Trafford Mayor and Consort

The Mayor, Cllr Jane Baugh, and her consort with Presidents (l to r)
Carolyn Whiteley and Margaret Menzies at our February 2012 exhibition.
See the Mayor’s comments about our exhibition here

At the Great Northern Needlecraft Show 2011 in Harrogate, Carolyn Whiteley received a Judge’s Merit for her ginko quilt from the Round Robin group.

She also gained a First Prize for her scrap quilt.

Well done!

Our Treasurer, Anne Gosling, has gained two further awards at the recent Great Northern Needlecraft Show in Harrogate. She won the Sue Belton Memorial Cup for her quilt, “Sweet Dreams”

…and was placed third in the cushions category with “Cool Botanicals”.

Well done, again!

The Quilters’ Guild’s project Unfolding the Quilts, based at the Quilt Museum and Gallery in York, has reached the semi-finals of the National Lottery Awards, the annual search to find Britain’s favourite Lottery-funded projects, in the ‘Best Heritage Project’ category. Please vote!

Our Treasurer, Anne Gosling, won the wallhanging category and Best in Show at Uttoxeter with her quilt called “Up the Garden Path”. Congratulations Anne!

Further congratulations! Anne won a Judge’s Merit for “Up the Garden Path” at the Malvern Quilt Show.

Anne also won the Sampler Quilt prize and a further Judge’s Merit for her beautiful sampler quilt which you may remember from our 2010 Exhibition.