Quilters showcase their work at Caldecote church exhibition near Ashwell

People went along to Caldecote's church to see patchwork quilts, wall hangings and more by the Ickni

People went along to Caldecote's church to see patchwork quilts, wall hangings and more by the Icknield Quilters. Picture: Grazyna Tutak - Credit: Archant

Caldecote’s redundant church has played host to a quilters’ exhibition showcasing intricate patchwork designs that wowed the crowd.

There were refreshments at the event, and a stall from members of the Southern Auricula Society. Pic

There were refreshments at the event, and a stall from members of the Southern Auricula Society. Picture: Grazyna Tutak - Credit: Archant

The Icknield Quilters – who hold talks, demonstrations and workshops led by visiting tutors – laid out their work in the 14th-century church for all to see.

Some exhibition items were finished for the occasion, and there were also examples from the group’s portfolio of patchwork quilt designs and wall hangings, cushion covers and blankets.

Caldecote also welcomed Pop’s Plants II – members of the Southern Auricula Society, who grow and specialise in the auricula plant.

Volunteers in the refreshments marquee were on duty with homemade cakes and refreshments.

One of the quilts showcased at the event. Picture: Grazyna Tutak

One of the quilts showcased at the event. Picture: Grazyna Tutak - Credit: Archant


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Inside the church, a guide offered interesting insights into the church’s 600 year history, interspersed with some tantalising facts that Caldecote Church Friends’ Grazyna Tutak said that “not a lot of people knew”.

She added: “Both exhibitions were a huge success. As always, heartfelt thanks to all who came to visit and support us and for your generous donations – we hope to see you again soon.”

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