Shotesham Patchwork and Quilting Group
We have been meeting in the Trinity Hall as a patchwork group since around 1995. Originally we met once a fortnight but quite quickly, due to the demand of the members, that became every week and has stayed that way since.
Around a third of our ladies come from Shotesham but the remaining 11-12 come from villages around Norfolk.
We have had several exhibitions of our work:-
1 Trinity Hall in Shotesham.
Our first was in 1996 at a village festival, followed by displays in 2000, 2004 and again in 2008 and 2011
2. Blickling Hall– the national Trust property in North Norfolk:-
in the years 2002, 2003, 2004 and in 2006 and 2012.
Photographs are of Blickling 2012
3. In the Jura in the East of France in1998, 2001, 2004, 2006, and 2009
The exhibition in 2006 was in the Maison Pasteur* in France as their summer Exhibition. At this exhibition we did weekly demonstrations and workshops. A very successful and interesting experience with a large number of the group taking part.
* Maison Pasteur was the family home and laboratory of Louis Pasteur
We have made and raffled 2 quilts to help the church fabric funding as well as many linus quilts that are given to children with severe health problem.
The group have made together 2 quilts as commissions.