‘Elements’ by the Scrap Happy Quilters
Show / Display
Gosport Discovery Centre, High Street, Gosport, PO12 1BT
The Scrap Happy Quilters not only get crafty with scraps but they also get very creative depicting local scenes and heritage themes as part of their annual challenge.
For Heritage Open Days this they proudly bring you their exhibition of beautifully crafted new works entitled ‘Elements’. 32 quilts depicturing nature’s ‘Earth, Wind, Fire and Water’ can be admired. And, to compliment the theme, they’ll be another chance to see some of their quilts from last years challenge entitled ‘Nature’.
The Scrap Happy Quilters are celebrating their 21st anniversary this year and have gained many members of all ages and different walks of life over that time. They now run a ‘Young Quilters’ club and one very young quilter is putting her elders to shame! Matilda Tate, from Gosport, entered The Quilters Guild national competition and won first prize in the under 10 yr age group. She was also chosen as ‘Best in Show’ with top marks in every category for her fantastic work, in the shape of a tea service, entitled ‘Moor to Sea in Time for Tea’. Well done, Matilda!
Regardless of age or skill level, the quilters all enjoy making items for their friends, family or charitable causes. And they also make many friends along the way….
- Thursday 7 September: 0900-1900
- Friday 8 September: 0900-1900
- Saturday 9 September: 0900-1700
No Booking Needed
The event is on the Mezzanine Floor, accessible by lift or stairs. Refreshments are available from the ground floor Bookwork Café. Public car park opposite – fees apply.
6 panels that The Scrap Happy Quilters made to depict events occurring in Gosport in 2012 now hang proudly in the Gosport Council Chamber. One of them is about Heritage Open Days!
Scrap Happy Quilters meet on the second Tuesday evening of the month (except August) at Broderick Hall in Alverstoke. The Young Quilters also meet monthly on Saturday afternoons at Titchfield Parish Rooms.
Scrap Happy Quilters
Next to Gosport Town Hall.