By Helen Shingler:
The Parkhouse Patchwork Group’s 14th Biennial Exhibition finishes today at 4pm, so there is still time to pop along and see the stunning quilts and various other items on display. I went along yesterday and it is well worth a visit. Entrance fee is £2 (children free). There is a raffle of a quilt; all proceeds go towards raising funds for a hydrotherapy pool at the Merlin MS Centre. There are also sales tables, demonstrations, a tombola and excellent refreshments (I had a very tasty salad for my lunch! As it looks like a dull overcast day with the possibility of rain, a visit to the Exhibition would be perfect!
I would also like to make a plea on behalf of a friend, Estelle Gallagher, who was selling needle case kits from a small table on the left as you enter the building. The exquisite vintage needle case in the photo above was made by Estelle using lace that her grandmother had made (probably 100 years old). She had it on the table as a sample and it is irreplaceable, of course. Someone has either picked it up and bought it by mistake or someone has taken it and she would be overjoyed to have it back without any further questions. If you can help in returning this precious family heirloom to Estelle please comment below or send a private message or hand it in at the exhibition today. Thank you.