Saturday, 22 June 2013

Arts And Crafts

We took a brief break from Holiday Club planning and sermon writing to pop over to Market Bosworth after lunch to see their summer festival. My friend Jacquie had told me about this on Thursday , and said there would be some splendid quilts on display.


We saw the Town Crier, and a fun bicycle in the Market Square, then went across to the Art Exhibition in Dixie Grammar School


First we walked round the schools displays.

I was particularly taken with this lovely display of butterflies produced from old vinyl LPs. They had been cut to shape with woodworking tools and coloured in with pencil crayons. But overall I preferred the children’s artwork at Ashby last Saturday.DSCF5632

The adult artwork was stunning – all sorts of media used, oils, watercolours, acrylic, collage, textiles…these two [Tenby Harbour and Kirby Muxloe Castle] were described as textile pieces involving collage, painting and stitching. Quite intricate, both smaller than A4 in size. I really liked them


Outside at the Charity Book Sale [where we both resisted the urge to buy more books!] we met Jacquie and had a chat. Then Bob and I walked up to the Church Hall to the Quilt Show. I loved this Orla Kiely style cushion


But my favourite quilt was this large piece in red/cream/navy.


DSCF5636The cakes were mouth-wateringly delicious and only £1 for a huge slice [I had a piece of chocolate Malteser sponge] and all proceeds going to GOSH. We walked back to the car past the Forge, with its thought-provoking sign. I am not sure I have ever hugged a blacksmith!

The Floral Studio was looking very pretty. Then home again


The festival runs till July 5th, with various different events – if you are in the vicinity you might like to visit. Details on website here


  1. That quilt would suit your living room wall!
    Jane x

  2. Yes it would - but I think it would look even better on the big bed at Cornerstones!

  3. Love the artwork but my other half considers making anything out of a vinyl record akin to book burning. x

  4. Oooh, what lovely works!!! I'd love to see that!x


Always glad to hear from you - thanks for stopping by!
I am blocking anonymous comments now, due to excessive spam!