Archive for December, 2019

A Quilters Journey

The great barn at Foxearth Hall was the venue for an exhibition of patchwork and quilting on Saturday 23rd November. The barn was festively decorated with Christmas lights and many examples of the quilters’ craft. Colourful bed covers adorned the walls and hanging frames and smaller articles such as cushions, covers, mats etc. were displayed on stalls that also bore a selection of other hand-crafted items. A steady stream of visitors throughout the 6-hour opening took advantage of the chance to view and  buy and to take part in the charity raffle of a quilt.

The exhibition was the instigated and organised by local quilter, Mrs Linda Mercer whose beautiful artistry comprised most of the work on show. Supporting Linda was husband David and family in welcoming and guiding  roles and also a number of her ex-pupils from her London tutorials including one who had travelled from Cornwall to be with her.  As ever Foxearth Hall’s Pam Pluck produced a delicious selection of refreshments including hot beverages, sausage rolls, cakes, soup and ploughmans’ lunches.

This was a memorable exhibition of talent  involving an immense of hard work for Linda and her family. The end result was a magnificent sum of £512 raised for the East Anglian Air Ambulance service.

Ken Nice