Saturday 3 September 2016

The one where we went to Hever Castle

Himself and I had a lovely day out today, Richmond & Kew Quilters arranged a trip to Hever Castle. The childhood home of Anne Boleyn, it was rebuilt in early 1900 by William Waldorf Astor at a cost of £10 million.

Our interest today was a quilt show: "Members of The Quilters’ Guild from across Kent, Surrey and Sussex will showcase their talents with an impressive display of patchwork quilt creations from kingsize bedspreads to miniature wall hangings."

I don't have consent to show pictures of the quilts, so I will add those individuals pics to my "private use" page, (and if anyone would like the montage removed please let me know) but I took lots of other photos too

The castle was beautiful, and I really loved the leaded light Windows - so many ideas for quilts!


And they had some beautiful dolls houses (or "miniature houses")

Difficult to see, but the governess has a sewing machine on her table

And a stash of fabric in the cupboard!

If you aren't bored with my photos you can look at a few topiary bushes, and the gardens

Do click on the Private Use tab and look at the quilts



  1. Great photos, Benta! Thank you for the tour. I loved the topiary.

    What a good idea to have a "private use" label! I might have to copy that one day!

    Barbara x

  2. Awesome collection. I've always wanted topiary- I have managed to have one plant. I'm too lazy for more.
    Thanks for taking us along.

  3. Always love the history there, great photos and I bet the quilts were amazing.

  4. It's such a lovely place isn't it. Only been there the once when I won the quilt show in 2010 but really must go back. Liked the Leonardo quilt very much!

  5. Beautiful montage of quilts! Have to confess my bias as my mother did one of them. we attended the show also and we were impressed with the quality. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Received by email: Dear Benta,
    I am delighted that you chose my quilt to be one of your montage from the Hever Quilt Show, thank you. Mine is the blue and green log cabin and leaves quilt, and I am Caroline Hannan.

    The 'stacked stones' are by Pam Bowles.

    All good wishes,


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