Northampton Airing of the Quilts

As the clouds threatened and the wind picked-up the quilts were hung along the shops and vantage points for the 20th annual Airing of the Quilts in Northampton.  The great hope from everyone involved that the rain would stay away for a while unfortunately didn’t eventuate, and the rain started shortly after.

This event usually brings thousands of visitors to Northampton to see the wonderful quilts by local quilt makers who proudly ‘air their quilts’ for visitors to admire.

We managed to take a few photos before the rain arrived.

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Local artist Helen Reynolds was this year’s featured artist.  Helen’s georgous quilts and very colourful textile artworks were on display…well out of the rain.   Helen recently won the 2016 Bunbury International Quilt Challenge with her piece titled There’s a Fairy in My Garden.  Unfortunately my photo of the winning piece didn’t work through the glass window.



With any luck the rain will ease off for a while and the quilts will be out for everyone to enjoy.

Many other activities and events are part of the festival but as the weather closed in I decided to take cover.  I will have to come back next year to enjoy all the days offerings.


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11 Responses to Northampton Airing of the Quilts

  1. Robyn says:

    Beautiful. Would love to come over next year to see it in real life. Is it this time every year.

  2. Mulino Dominillo says:

    The rain always seem to come at the wrong time… what a beautiful and colourful display!

  3. Debra Kolkka says:

    Pity about the weather. The quilts look great anyway.

  4. I’m no quilter, but they are works of art. Such a lovely town too.

  5. Ros says:

    Sorry to have missed you Kerry in the crowds, Nellie will probably have recognised Mum’s car in your photo, it was such a shame the weather was so wet, but did enjoy the cool rather than the 35 degrees on last years Airing. We also had a lovely day at Dongara’s Airing on Sunday. Sorry to have missed you.

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