The Quilt Association’s annual Spring Exhibition opens at the Minerva Arts Centre, Llanidloes on Saturday (April 30).
There will in fact be three exhibitions in the building, running until Saturday, May 21 and open from Monday to Saturday each week between 10am and 4pm.
Gallery 1 will be home to an exhibition entitled Sanity Through Stitch by the Mid Wales Embroiderers and features wonderful work produced since its last exhibition in 2019 which was extremely well received by visitors.
Gallery 2 has an exhibition entitled Personal Views, which is the work of a group of students who have been tutored by Hilary Beattie, an internationally recognised textile artist who has exhibited and taught in the Minerva Arts Centre many times.
The pieces are on a range of themes and are made using a variety of techniques, including machine embroidery, photo collage and mixed media work.
The centre’s workroom will be a poignant reminder of one of Hilary’s students, Gill Lamming, as it will provide a showcase for her creativity and hard work before she died in 2021.
Hilary is also tutoring two, three-day workshops at the centre during the exhibition for each of which there are a couple of places remaining.
All of these exhibitions were originally due to have been held in either 2020 or 2021 so are long awaited but well worth the wait.
The Quilt Association’s volunteer trustees said: “We are delighted to be getting back to having a full programme of events this year and we always welcome more volunteers to help us keep the centre going.”
The trustees are particularly seeking volunteers who are willing to utilise their IT and social media skills, to help welcome visitors to the Summer Exhibition in August and are available for just a few hours each year to help maintain the building and prepare it for exhibitions.
Anyone interested in volunteering is asked to contact the association via its website www.quilt.org.uk
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