Six word Saturday

What is it about the oriental?

Remember I mentioned a quilt exhibition in my walk at Belsay Hall and gardens on Monday?  I thought that some of my craft working friends might like a closer look.  Personally, I can look and admire, but I’m not much good at the making.

The hall is a mighty Palladian building and you step inside respectfully.  The wood panelled walls and lofty ceilings create an interesting exhibition space, where my eyes are drawn immediately to the kimonos, bobbed hairstyles and coy smiles of the oriental ladies.  There are many more traditional quilts, ranged throughout a series of rooms, with knowledgeable ladies, poised to enlighten and inform.

It was the last week of the exhibition when I was there, but Belsay regularly hosts events in the house, castle and magnificent gardens.  Debbie has us dangling this week in Six Word Saturday. Why not join in?

Wishing you a great weekend!


  1. Lovely! I like the triptych. I tried my hand at quilting a long time ago, nothing as elaborate though. Now I stick to wandering 🙂

  2. These are absolutely beautiful. I’ve got two pillow cases my mother-in-law bought for me when she was in America visiting the Amish and I treasure them. So much work goes into these 🙂

    1. I have zero patience, Sue, and end up stitching myself to things if I try! The lovely daughter has all the talent in this family. 🙂 🙂

  3. Your beautiful photos capture the amazing variety of techniques in the quilts displayed. I especially admire the work in the black background where the bird is created with individual fabrics that are machine appliquéd. And the background utilizes a very tight, free motion quilting pattern.

  4. Wow! These are not your normal quilts! They’re stunning works of arts, so detailed and imaginative, the colours glorious. I do love the suble colour shading in the tree one, which stands out magnificently and boldly against the soft hues.

    1. I could have spent a long time there, Annika, but it was the end of our visit and I focused mostly on the styles that I like. I don’t have much patience and absolutely no talent for sewing but I do like to look. 🙂 🙂

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