The Cottage Orné Quilt

The Cottage Orné Quilt
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Monday, 29 April 2013

Thirty Years in the Making!

I am so excited!  I have just heard that my Charles and Diana Wedding Quilt has been accepted for The British Quilt Study Group Exhibition at the Quilt Museum in York.  The exhibition is entitled "It's All in the Making" and opens on the 6th September.  My quilt was chosen as there is a commemorative category! It certainly chimes with the exhibition title as it was 30 years in the making!

I have shown a picture before but here are some other images -

It was far too sunny for good pictures this morning, but I rather like the shadowy effect of the leaves!

Here are some close-ups of the centre and one of the Prince of Wales feathered corners which I based on those on the screen printed panel -

They were looking for quilts that had a story to tell and this one has a bit of a history!  Not only the span of years covered from start to finish, but what happened during that time.  Who could have foretold on that happy Wedding Day when we were all celebrating, that it would be divorce and death.  All so very sad!


Angie Burrett said...

Congratulations Mary: it is such a beautiful quilt. You must be so proud and thrilled. As you say though, C and D's wedding was such a celebration - full of hope for their future together - one could never in a million years have foreseen the tragedy which followed. I still find it hard to believe Diana has been gone nearly 16 years - but what a credit her boys are. She would be so proud of them. I must try and get up to York to see this exhibition - it sounds wonderful. Well done!

Diane-crewe said...

congratulations x

Robin said...

Oh how wonderful! I can hear the excitement in you post. I don't remember seeing this quilt before and it is absolutely lovely, the pinks and lavenders. . . so nice.

annie said...

Such a lovely piece of artwork.
I am very happy for you.
The photos are wonderful!

Sue said...

Congratulations Mary. It's a lovely quilt and of course such a sad ending to what was a beautiful day and full of hope.

Every Stitch said...

Beautiful medallion quilt - looks gorgeous in the garden setting! and congratulations on your selection.

Derrith said...

Congratulations - how very exciting, and how beautiful your quilt is and very meaningful.

Petra Prins said...

What a lovely quilt.

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