Patchwork exhibition opens at the Textile Towerhouse

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A new exhibition of quilting and patchwork techniques has opened at Borders Textile Towerhouse.

It showcases work by members of the New Road Quilters – a group which was formed in 2004 with just five members and one experienced quilter who provided tuition so that the others could learn the various techniques of patchwork and quilting.

The group quickly expanded as it went from strength to strength and now has 24 members, meeting twice a month at the Congregational Church.

The exhibition, which runs until Sunday, 26 August, shows the variety of methods and high level of skill involved in the work produced by the New Road Quilters.

It includes colourful wall hangings, cushion covers and bags, and many of the members of the group have provided brief background information about their pieces.

A spokesperson told the Hawick News this week: “This is an inspiring exhibition which demonstrates the enthusiasm of the exhibitors for their craft.”