And what a lovely group of Positive Thinkers they were.
It's been a little while since I've given this talk. And I had forgotten just how much I enjoy sharing my love of Welsh Quilts with others.
As well as talking about the history of Welsh Quilts I like to throw in a few modern/contempory/fun Welsh pieces in.
The one above is the first of my contemporary challenge quilts - all with a Welsh Theme (I'll post more about them another time).
I was so pleased that they really got my miniature Welsh Quilts
And fully appreciated just how much work went into freemotion quilting them.
I've also hand quilted a few with contrast colour stitching
so the quilting patterns really pop.
Of course I took some old Welsh Quilts
so I could show/describe the quilt patterns
A beautiful quilt but very heavy due to the sheep wool wadding/batting.
This one was on loan from my friend Win.
Win can tell you the full history of this quilt.
In fact I spent a few hours with her last week taking pictures of and documents this wonderful quilt.
So I'll be making a blog post dedicated to Win's quilt soon.
This is just a taste of the quilts I took - but it gives you a flavour of my talk.
I so enjoyed the evening - thank you Positive Thinkers.