Dumfries & Galloway Quilt Festival

18 Apr 2019 - 10:00 to 1 May 2019 - 16:00

Exhibition by Local Quilt Groups + the World-Wide Whispers Project

‘World Wide Whispers’ was started following a conversation between Ann Hill and four other international quilters – Paula Rafferty from Ireland, Jeltje van Essen from The Netherlands, Debbi Cagney from USA and Kim Caskey from Canada when they met in Edinburgh. 

They each chose 12 quilters, one for each month of the year, and asked them to make a quilt from a photograph of a quilt that they would receive from the quilter who made the quilt the month before them. This resulted in 12 quilts from 5 countries totalling 60 quilts in all.

The project was started on World Alzheimer Day, 21stSeptember 2017 to demonstrate to the world how easy it is for the mind to change and see things differently.  Friendship and love is at the heart of this project

Ann Hill is Quilter in Residence at Alzheimer Scotland and the Scottish Co-ordinator for the Quilters Guild of the British Isles.   

This exhibition highlights the work of eight local Quilt Groups and quilts from private collections.

 Events during the festival:

Saturday 20th April : TALK – 11 am – 12.30. with Tanja Burlison, QGBI Traditional Quilts.  Free event but please Register as places are limited.                                  

To Register please click HERE 

Classes with Ann Hill 

Tuesday 23rd April –Book cover(A4): Techniques used – free machining and painting.  Suitable for all levels.  

Wednesday 24th April – Tote Bag – Pockets, zips and some embroidery.  Suitable for beginners and experts alike.

Tuesday 30th April –Landscape wall-hanging.  Suitable for beginners and experts alike.                              

Wednesday 1st May –Friendship Quilting Day– bring your UFO’s, bring your sewing machine and enjoy a day’s quilting with friends – or make new ones!

To BOOK your ticket please click HERE

All classes are from 10.00am – 4.00pm 

A list of the fabric requirements can be found in the download below

QGBI Members £20.00, non-members £30.00

Further information from Ann Hill 01387 830638