Devizes Group exhibit at Festival of Quilts

I recently visited the Festival of Quilts at
the NEC in
Birmingham. Hundreds of beautiful, individual, expressive quilts
hung on the
walls for the world to see.  Right by the
entrance to the exhibition was a quilt entitled ‘When I Grow Old’.
This quilt was the result of weeks of hard work
from the
Devizes Arts Together Group and expressed their lighthearted
thoughts and
feelings about growing older with style and humour. At times the
exhibit gathered a fair
crowd around it with visitors reading out quotes to each other. I
enjoyed facilitating this project that at times stretched  and challenged everyone!  For
me this quilt is particularly
poignant as, since it was created, two
of the members are no longer with the group. They are sadly missed
but their
contribution both to the group and to this quilt will live on.