Quilting artist Andrea Somogyi writes about her inspiration for this month’s Circle Café art exhibition.
I have always been interested in crafts. The range is quite wide from knitting through origami to decorating Easter eggs, and my latest discovery is cardmaking.
I started to make quilts about 12 years ago when Verna – an American lady who came to Hungary (where I lived) as a missionary with her husband – introduced me to patchwork and eventually led me to faith in Jesus.
I was fascinated by the variety of colours and patterns of fabrics. I started to use what I found in my mum’s rug bag, later enjoyed browsing in fabric shops. That’s how my bed cover got bigger and bigger.
Later I found the techniques and styles overwhelming. Everyone can find their favourites. Country life is especially close to my heart, a great source of inspiration to me but many times I just come across a fabric and an idea is born in my head.
Margaret Simmons is from Eastﬁeld and grew up in Northampton. She took up cross-stitch about 20 years ago and has been busy creating pictures and cards ever since. Most of Margaret’s work is given away to friends and family as gifts and so is enjoyed by many people. Some of the work on display is by Margaret’s family and friends.
FRIDAY 3 FEBRUARY 7.15PM – 9.30pm
Jesus Centre Northampton, The Circle Cafe
To launch Margaret’s exhibition of cross stitch we’re holding a home crafts workshop for anyone to come along and have a go or just watch. Home crafts such as knitting, crochet, embroidery, card making etc. So come along and have fun. Refreshments available.
CIRCLE CAFE, NORTHAMPTON JESUS CENTRE, ABINGTON SQUARE, NORTHAMPTON NN1 4AE
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