Family’s great quilting success

Success: Emma  Galbraith (left) at the Braithwate stand at the Harrogate festival with mum and dad, Carole  Ann and Andy
Success: Emma Galbraith (left) at the Braithwate stand at the Harrogate festival with mum and dad, Carole Ann and Andy
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Mum and daughter Carole and Emma Galbraith had several successes with their work at the Great Northern Quilt Show in Harrogate.

And one of the pieces, “Flight of Fancy”, which gained a judges’ merit in the group category, will be the raffle quilt for the Garstang Patchwork and Quilters exhibition next April.

Carole and Emma, who run Quilters Quarters in Longridge also exhibited their “Decade of Quiltmaking” display, which is touring major quilting shows, at Harrogate.

Emma came third with her “Hooked on Hexagons Challenge 4537” quilt in the vintage charm category, one of Carole’s students won the award for “My First Bed” quilt and three entries that Emma quilted for clients were awarded judges’ merits.

Of the quilt to be raffled by the Garstang Patchwork and Quilters, Emma, who is a member of GPQ, explained that members of its committee had chosen the fabrics from her and her mum’s shop in January.

They had worked together on the colours and designs, which included dragonflies and butterflies, until the final pattern was completed and ready for Carole to put together in time for the Harrogate event. It will be a coveted raffle prize for the Garstang bi-annual exhibition – tickets are available from Quilters Quarters – and the money raised will go the soft play area and controlled environment or SPACE Centre in Pedders Lane, Preston, plus the Rosemere Cancer Foundation at Royal Preston Hospital.