Thursday, 21 November 2013

Quilts in the Garden

On the weekend of November 9/10, my local quilt group Devon Patchworkers and Quilters together with the owners of Hawthorn Villa in Carrick held an open garden and quilt exhibition to raise money for the MS society of Tasmania. This is the second year that Quilts in the Garden has been held. Hawthorn Villa is described as  2 storey residence built in the gothic revival style in 1875. The owners , Nicole and Innes, and Nicole's parents Judy and John, put in SO much hard work in the weeks leading up to the weekend as well as on the weekend itself. The members of the quilt group were also wonderful, not only providing so many quilts to display but also setting up and taking down the quilts, selling raffle tickets, talking to visitors and a myriad of other things. We had nonstop rain on the Friday and some rain on the Saturday, which meant that the quilts had to be displayed under cover. On the Sunday, which is when we went up to Carrick, the weather was just perfect! Beautiful sunshine, lots of visitors and the garden was just beautiful. I took lots of photos and thought I'd share some random photos here.

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Annette said...

Thanks for sharing....beautiful quilts & gorgeous garden, so nice that the weather allowed quilts into the gardens.

quiltinbysea said...

What a wonderful array of quilts, Thanks for sharing Cat.
The setting is amazing.

Fran C said...

Lovely display of quilts. I always wanted to have a quilt display at Brickendon would be as lovely as this display of colourful quilts.