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Inspired by Sir Isaac Newton…..

Newton Quilts at Alford Manor House…

LINQS first exhibition of the Sir Isaac Newton Quilts at Alford Manor House, May Bank Holiday weekend, was very well received by visitors.  Some ladies were so impressed they have now become members of the group and are looking forward to joining in with our next challenge.  Here are a few images showing the collection on display…..

I don’t have close up images of all the finished quilts but here are a few to be going on with…..I will add all of the others when they are displayed at our next exhibition in Waltham at the end of August.

Gravitree by Jean Proud (30″ x 40″)

 

The Farm by Christine Espinosa (30″ x 40″)

 

Alchemy by Karen Lane (30″ x 40″)

 

Apple! What Apple? by Barbara Smith (30″ x 40″)

 

Attraction, Not Fatal by Stargazey Quilters (30″ x 40″)

 

…by Sheila Evans (30cm x 40cm)

Wordsearch by Deborah Mullins

 

Gravity by Carole Hagan (30″ x 40″)

 

Woolsthorpe Manor by Pat Cave (30cm x 40cm)

 

Prisms and Apples by Dreda Farmer (30″ x 40″)

 

Newton’s Theories of Revolving Orbits by Wendy Skinner (one of a series of three quilts 30cm x 40cm)

 

Gravity by Molly Elton-Bott (30″ x 40″)

Work in Progress…..

The latest photo to come in is from Sandra Goldsborough showing her “work in progress” which is a collage of photographs including some which she took on her visit to Woolsthorpe Manor.

Sandra’s collage of photographs.

Update on my Newton…..

This is an update on my Newton quilt.  I’ve taken my inspiration from the fact that Newton was an Alchemist….not something I had realised until I began my research into his life and work.  I don’t know if it’s true but I read that he wrote more papers on the subject of Alchemy as he did any other.  My design is along the lines of an Alchemy illustration and will have planets, cherubs and various other bits added.  The large disc will eventually become a symbol for the Philosophers Stone and will have a prism radiating out from it……all sounds chaotic but I’m hoping I can pull it together!

Work in progress on my Isaac Newton quilt

Still a long way to go!

I’ve not yet had any experience of  “blocking” a quilt but I can see it being necessary with this one to get it back into shape after all the quilting.  Hilary Beattie has some wonderful YouTube tutorials about her work and one of those explains the process really well so I will have to give it a go.

This is very much “work in progress” with lots more appliqué to be added so it will look quite different by the time it’s finished.

Sir Isaac Newton Quilts…..

Our Isaac Newton Challenge is gaining momentum and I would like to have more images of your quilts, either “work in progress” or “finished” work, to feature here on the website.  The first two quilts to be revealed are from Joan and Deborah.

Jean Proud has sent this image of her beautiful representation of the famous apple tree in the garden of Newtons home, Woolsthorpe Manor.

Newtons famous Apple tree

Newtons famous Apple tree

Deborah Mullins has sent two images of her ingenious Newton “Word Search” Quilt.

Sir Isaac Newton Worsearch Quilt

Sir Isaac Newton Word Search Quilt

Deborah says…”I wanted to create something that would detain people, make them want to stand in front of it and scrutinise it, rather than just wander past. So I chose to create a word search about Sir Isaac Newton, his work, his contacts and his life. There was so much material to choose from, enjoyable research to find some more obscure aspects of his work, and a bit of fun putting the word search together. There are 30 words to find, which can be put on the ‘label’ next to the quilt – some obvious, others a bit trickier”. What a great idea!

Deborah Mullins Quilt Detail

It’s not all black & white…..

…..by Pat Sperr.

"It's not all black & white" by Pat Sperr

“It’s not all black & white” by Pat Sperr

My finished quilt is 30″ x 40″, portrait, and is called “It’s not all black and white”.  My inspiration came from a black and white picture, hanging in a corridor on the top floor of Salt’s Mill. The picture looks at first sight to be a drawing, but closer inspection shows it to be a collage! Notice the reflections in the windows opposite, that’s where the trees come in.

The inspiration for my quilt.

The inspiration for my quilt.

Three Tall Trees…..

I’ve finally got around to finishing my 30″ x 40″ quilt which I’ve called “Three Tall Trees”.

Three Tall Trees by Karen Lane

Three Tall Trees by Karen Lane

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