14 September 2013

cultural heritage

This is the title of the Northern Ireland Patchwork Guild's latest exhibition. I was in town this morning so went to have a look, as the venue is in the City Hall.
Angela McCormick had the most amazing art quilt on display. Her piece is called "Rifleman 444" and in her poignant statement, she explains that the Rifleman was her great grandfather who died in the Battle of the Somme.


A very touching memorial to him and all the others who fell in that Battle. Angela writes a blog so you can follow her work at Pin Fiddle Quilts.
The theme of the exhibition has generated a great diversity of work. I particularly liked the colourful quilt called "Journey Through Belfast 2008" by Valerie McKeown.

Of course after perusing the exhibition, I had to visit the Bobbin café for a cappuccino and a traybake.
The exhibition runs until the 4th October and entrance is by the side door.
Have a great weekend, Ali.



  1. Thanks for letting me know about that Ali, I'll have to pay it a visit! :)
    Happy weekend,
    V xxx

  2. Wow Ali - that does look like a powerful quilt.
    Your photos do portray a diversion from what I associate with quilting! Thanks for happily broadening my horizons!
    Love the way craft and art cross seamlessly - and those colours are so zingy!
    Ali x

  3. Thankyou Ali for your very kind comments about my quilt. I was in such a rush on Thursday at the exhibition that I didn't properly photograph anything and need to go back this week to have a better look. Xxx

  4. I didn't know this was on, Ali, so I will have to go and see- and you gave a great description.

  5. I am hoping to visit the exhibition this week, it looks inspirational


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