Garioch Quilters’ biennial exhibition

From Balbithan to Bennachie: Treasurer, Margaret Smith pictured with Wendy Mayne's stunning piece representing the landscape from Balbithan Island on the River Don looking over towards Bennachie. Picture: pauldouglaspictures.com
From Balbithan to Bennachie: Treasurer, Margaret Smith pictured with Wendy Mayne's stunning piece representing the landscape from Balbithan Island on the River Don looking over towards Bennachie. Picture: pauldouglaspictures.com

Garioch Quilters held their Biennual exhibition at Inverurie Town Hall last Saturday (October 13).

The event attracted hundreds of visitors to view and purchase the crafts with much of the proceeds destined for charity. There were also some live demonstrations and one piece on display was a combined group effort offered as a raffle prize. From small delicate pieces, to quilts large enough to cover a wall with a varied range of colours and materials, and everything from traditional patterns to Andy Warhol Pop Art.

In addition the group had provided pieces to go towards a patchwork quilt to cover the whole of Hampden Park in a Guiness Book of Records attempt at the worlds biggest quilt, which in turn will raise awareness of Alzheimers and then be sold off to raise funds for Alzheimers Scotland.

Treasurer Margaret Smith explained: “We hold this show every two years and this is our third time at the Inverurie Town Hall. It gives our members an opportunity to exhibit their work and for some a chance to sell or receive a commission although we are primarily a group looking to promote the art and raise money for charities. We currently have about 35 members and we meet every Tuesday Morning at Chapel of Garioch Hall which gives us a chance to socialise, swap ideas and enjoy and learn from each other. Quilting is very much in vogue at the moment - we see its popularity growing and we have some very creative members with their own designs and their own take on how materials, shapes and colours work together to create quite stunning works of art.”