Monday, September 29, 2014


It was nearly 5 moths ago that Quilt Norfolk had one of their wonderful quilt retreats here. On this occasion, Michelle Yeo came from Australia and taught patterns and techniques for producing a quikt based on our wonderful St Barnabas' Mission Chapel.

The blocks were based on the stained glass Rose window, on the floor tiles, and on the carved Mother pf pearl insets in the end of the pews

The ladies who came - about 15 from Australia and New Zealand - brought a beautiful selection of fabrics. I had recommended to Michelle that some William Morris reproductions would be suitable, because he had made the Rose Window.

Here are the quilts that Michelle had made in preparation.
Not a good photo, but this was just stunning!

 I had wondered how Michelle would interpret the Celtic and Melanesian designs in the ends of the pews...
What  beautiful border fabric!

 Here is one student's interpretation. I love it.
 And another.....more subtle colourings, but very effective.
 This lady did her own thing with the colours, but it looked really great!
Here are some pictures of Michelle's quilts in the Chapel itself.
 This picture shows the beautiful marble tiloes at the front of the church. The marble came from Devon.

Years ago, I dreamed of making a quilt based on our Chapel. I am glad someone else has been inspired to do it!

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