As well as running Strawberry Fayre Jenny is a keen quilter and lecturer. She also helps to organise exhibitions and competitions.
Making a quilt is an unforgettable experience. It starts with a needle and thread and scissors and a few pieces of fabric. Then you find you have embarked on a journey of colour and design, geometry and symmetry, maths and imagination. By the time your quilt is finished, sometimes in a matter of weeks, you have become an artist and a draftsman, a colour expert and an experienced stitcher. You have made a beautiful quilt, the sense of achievement is enormous and no doubt before long someone will gasp at it and say “How long did it take you to make it?!”. Just try it, it’s easy.
Jenny and Alec Hutchison and staff.
Strawberry Fayre Quilts
To celebrate 30 years of running Strawberry Fayre, Alec and Jenny invited their customers to take part in the making of a signature quilt. Read more…
Strawberry Fayre 25th Anniversary quilt competition
The quilt shown to the left is made up from the 25 winning blocks from the Strawberry Fayre 25th Anniversary competition. With grateful thanks to all those quilters who took part.
Below are examples of Jenny’s work using Strawberry Fayre fabrics
Sunshine and Shadow: 9′ x 9′ cotton fabrics. Machine pieced and hand quilted. 1986
Keeping the Memory Green: 86″ x 86″ – 1990
Abracazebra: 36″ x 28″ – 1992
Spring Garden: part of a set of 4 seasonal quilts – 1995
Jamie & Jo’s Wedding Quilt – 2007
Across the Boundaries: 34 x 40 inch – 2008
Made for The Devon Guild Members’ Summer Exhibition “Boundaries”. Fabrics have always crossed the boundaries of the world. One of the most travelled fabrics is the “Turkey Red”. Made in the 1800s near Loch Lomond, the dyers developed a completely fast dye & successfully sold 1000′s of yards to really hot sunny countries, Africa & India in particular. This quilt uses fabrics from all over the world, including reproduction Turkey Red. The central panel uses a tradional quilt pattern called “Trip around the World”