I recently spent a lovely afternoon in the Portobello area of Edinburgh at a quilt show. It was amazing to see so many quilts from so many talented ladies all in one place.
The Milton Quilters are one of several quilt groups in Edinburgh who meet regularly to sew and attend classes from visiting teachers. As I went in I was greeted by several of their members who all had name badges on. This was a great touch as it meant you knew who to ask questions of as you went around the hall.
There were not only quilts on show, they also had a raffle of amazing quilt goodies and a lovely tea room too! After checking it was ok to take pictures I managed to snap a few. This was trickier than it sounds as it was soooo busy!
I loved the colours in this quilt and matching cushion.
This quilt had a lovely story. The lady making it had discovered lots of small cross stitch blocks she had made when she was twelve years old. She decided the time had come to make them into a quilt. The detail was incredible!
Check out the embroidery on this cushion!
Can you believe this quilt was tiny?! I think it was around 8" square....
I just love the stained glass effect of this quilt. It was so bold and the colours really popped.
One of the most striking displays was at the top of this picture. A whole wall of small quilts that the group have made for local charities. It was so wonderful to see...
It was such a lovely afternoon and I'm sorry that I couldn't show you every quilt. They were all stunning. There must have been over 100 on display and it was so interesting to hear everyone ooh and aah over the them all!
Unfortunately for me the Milton Quilters have a waiting list to join. Maybe one day!
Thanks so much for stopping by.