QUILTING is alive and well in the Scottish Borders.

An exhibition within the Argus Centre in Selkirk last week featured around 40 stunning hand-crafted quilts.

And the open days also featured many wall hangings, cushions, bags and small items made by the Souter Quilters.

Throughout the exhibition volunteer organization The Linus Project, which provides a sense of security and comfort to sick and traumatised children through the provision of new home made patchwork quilts and knitted/crocheted blankets, also showed their work.

Close to 200 visitors popped in for a look at the craftwork ahead of the official judging taking place.

The quilt, chosen by the visitors to be Best in Show, was Garland hand pieced and quilted by Seonaid Brown.

Rosie MacLeod, the Quilters Guild representative for Edinburgh and West Lothian chose her favourite Chair’s Challenge, where members were asked to design and sew an A4 sized quilt. The winner was announced as Ann Hardie.

A new sewing machine, amongst, other prizes, was raffled and money raised for the local charity, Stable Life.

During the exhibition there was also a Make and Take area, where visitors could sew a small item to take home.

And there were tea and home baking areas as well as a sales table.

Souter Quilters is always happy to welcome new members.

Anyone interested should contact Cathy Coutts on 01750 21632 or email cathycoutts@icloud.com.