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Mary with one of her quilts

This event runs from 10:00am on the 23rd January 2018, to 12:30pm on the 10th February 2018 and will take place at Ipplepen Community Hub, Methodist Church Rooms, East Street, Ipplepen, TQ12 5SU. It is being organised by Ipplepen Community Hub, 01803 814100.

In the five years that art exhibitions have been running at the Hub in Ipplepen drawings, paintings, prints, photography, ceramics and embroidery have all featured, but this is the first time that quilting has been on show.

The magnificent display of 26 pieces of quilting, patchwork and embroidery have all been done by Mary Quick, 85, who took up quilting thirty years ago to help her get out and about and meet people after her husband died very suddenly. Mary had been taught to sew by her grandmother and quickly became proficient in the many different techniques involved and has also taught others. Over the years she has belonged to many quilting groups and won many prizes; her work is treasured by many friends and members of her family and she has raised substantial amounts for charity.

Her favourite piece in the exhibition is the large “stash and whack” quilt in the photograph, which she has kindly donated to the Hub to be raffled in order to raise money for the redevelopment of the ancient Victorian buildings. “It took a whole day to cut the pieces for the quilt.” Mary remembers, “Only when it was laid out did the final pattern emerge and it was such a surprise to see how the stars had developed, I couldn’t believe it was all from the same fabric”.

The exhibition is on until 10th February and the Hub is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.00 – 4.00, Fridays from 2.00 – 6.00 and Saturday mornings from 10.00 – 12.30 for Coffee, tea, homemade cake and light lunches.