Exhibition celebrates life of Emsworth quilt artist

Ann Bartlett next some of Maureen Thomas's work. 

Picture: Sarah Standing (170407-4519)
Ann Bartlett next some of Maureen Thomas's work. Picture: Sarah Standing (170407-4519)
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AROUND 200 people went to an exhibition celebrating the life of a quilt artist.

Emsworth Community Centre in North Street was full of quilts created by the late Maureen Thomas with more than 50 pieces on show.

Maureen Thomas with her husband Mike

Maureen Thomas with her husband Mike

The exhibition followed a short service for the 74-year-old who died on December 23 last year.

Maureen’s husband Mike and close friends organised the event.

Ann Bartlett said: ‘It was a very successful day with lots of people coming to see Maureen’s work.

‘We are happy with how it went. Former students of Maureen’s from across the south came along and it was interesting meeting them all.’

As previously reported in The News, Maureen had been quilting for more than 40 years. She died after going missing overboard on a cruise from New York.