Thursday, April 15, 2010


My quilting quild is 20 years this year, and we celebrated by putting up a grand exhibition last weekend. The exhibition took place in an old prison (now a museum) down town. We feared we would get few quilts to display, but we ended up spending almost 4 hours hanging up lots and lot of wonderful quilts.

The surroundings were perfect for our quilts, and the visitors where impressed. We got a lot of positive feedback, and several proclaimed that this was by far the best quilt exhibition they had ever visited!

We had several rooms and cells to fill, enabeling us to sort the quilts into different color themes and so on.

This hall we named the Japanese hall. It was filled with quilts made with japanese fabrics.

This Buggy Barn-quilt was made by my good friend Hege, with leftover (!!) blocks.

I know I have posted about this jewel before, but a good thing can never be seen too often. It is made by Inger Solveig (no blogg), and is hand sewed and stitched in its entirety. I dream of making this quilt some day.

We dressed the cells up really nice. I doubt they were this cozy when the prisoners lived here.

One of the cells were filled with care quilts. Our quild is a big contributor, last year we gave away app. 80 quilts!!

I will be back with more pictures from the exhibition.

Have fun sewing!

Siv Hege


  1. A wonderful display of quilts. In the first photo, you can see part of a quilt with leaves on one corner & log cabin blocks. Are the log cabin blocks set together like a house?

  2. Gratulerer med 20 årsjubilèet! Virkelig flott utstilling med mange fantastiske quilter - dette kan dere være stolte av!

  3. Beautiful quilts and beautiful display. Congrats on a successful exhibit!

  4. Looks like a wonderful many beautiful quilts!!

  5. Beautiful and great quilts.The show must be exciting with all these quilts.

  6. What a lovely show and beautiful quilts. And what an interesting setting to display the quilts. Wonderful..!!!!

  7. It is so inspiring to go to an exhibition and see all those beautiful quilts. You will do the one you like one day...I am sure. You do lovely work. Love your little toiletry bag.