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A Second Great Day…..


… Mary Jackson

We had lots of visitors again today and have really enjoyed listening to them talking about the quilts. Quite a few are interested in joining LINQS and have taken details away with them. Husbands and partners were just as interested and were encouraging their lady folks. Unfortunately we could get any of the men to commit themselves!

It really has been a pleasure stewarding the exhibition, meeting, greeting and encouraging the visitors. So many questions, so much enthusiasm. I encourage you all to offer to do a stint at future exhibitions, even if it’s just for a couple of hours. To hear people praising a quilt without knowing that it is yours is so uplifting.

We’ve set up a comments book and, whenever possible, tried to catch people on their way out of the exhibition. These are the comments from those we did catch over the last two days….members of LINQS, stand by to be very proud….

“Lovely exhibition – very inspiring. Beautifully executed work”

“Some stunning work. Very inspiring”

“A brilliant exhibition”

“Beautiful exhibition”

“Great exhibition. Have learned a lot from helpful Quilters. Thank you”

“Lovely inspiring exhibition, well worth a visit; thank you”

“ Another excellent exhibition and inspirational work. So much talent”

“My first visit to one of your exhibitions but it won’t be my last. The work is amazing and the individual interpretations are very interesting. Well done ladies”

“Very interesting. I admire your skill and patience”

“Superb quality of work “

“Great inspirational work”

“Absolutely stunning display. So much hard work and wonderful artistry. Thank you”

“Some wonderful ideas and advice”

“Amazing work, inspiring. Thanks”

“Beautiful work, done by some very clever people”

“Stunning exhibition and was very interested in the helpful way the work was explained to me”

“Wonderful ideas. Inspirational! “

“Really lovely work. Love it”

“Lovely bright creations”

“I do hope David Hockney gets chance to see these fabulous representatives of his work”

“Beautiful work on display. There are some clever people”

“Loved it! So much hard work”


“Lovely work – so many hours”

“Beautiful Quilts – and lovely Ladies + dog”

“Beautiful interpretations. Inspirational too”

“Overwhelmed by the work. It is clever and beautiful”

“Wonderful exhibition, very inspiring”

“I am amazed at the variety of subjects and interpretations. All the work is extremely well executed and lively. A great exhibition, well done”

“Beautiful work, really enjoyed my visit”

“Some lovely work – I really enjoyed seeing it”

“Wonderful ! ! !”


Woolsthorpe Manor…..

… Sandra Goldsbrough.

Mary, Rosie, Joan P and I went to visit Woolsthorpe Manor on WednesdaySeptember 14th. We were joined by Carol Hagan. Another group went on the previous Sunday.

It is a fascinating place with many experiments which are interesting to both children and adults alike. There is much more to Isaac Newton than I remember from school. We all know about Gravity but there was so much more.

Sir Isaac Newton Challenge…

Do you like a Challenge?

Following the success of the David Hockney Challenge, our quilts are currently on a national tour from June until October with Grosvenor Shows. We are now launching our second LINQS Challenge and would like to encourage new members from textile and embroidery groups within the county to join us. The title of our next exhibition is to be decided at a later stage but the design of each piece will be influenced by Sir Isaac Newton and can include any aspect of his home, his life, his discoveries etc.Quilts can be worked individually or as a group, it’s entirely up to you.

The format will be pretty much as last time with the key criteria being as follows:

– Participants must reside in Lincolnshire.

– Each quilt must consist of three layers.

– Any techniques and materials can be used, traditional or contemporary.

– Quilts will be either 30″ x 40″ or 30cm x 40 cm and can be portrait or landscape.

– All large size quilts must have a 4″ hanging hanging sleeve attached.

Existing members need to register their intent to take part in the new challenge but do not need to pay.  For any new members joining it is £10 per person, cheques to be made payable to LINQS and posted to Mary Jackson at 104 High Street, Billinghay LN4 4ED.

The handover date for submitting completed work is 6th May 2017.

If you would like to register your intent to join the challenge or would like more information on LINQS please contact Mary on Karen at 

2015 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,300 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 55 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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