The Cathedral in Newcastle…

We visited Christ Church Cathedral this morning.

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It’s a beautiful, old Anglican Cathedral that occupies a high point of the city of Newcastle and it was open this morning.

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I was surprised to find a church filled with needlework! The banners are collage quilts!

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As was the altar piece.

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These quilts fit the space so very well. It’s impressive! But wait… there’s more!

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There are needle pointed kneeling cushions in every pew! There may be repeating designs, but I didn’t see any.

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These lovely fiber quilts and cushions, made by hand, make this space feel warmer, more comforting. I am impressed.

20 thoughts on “The Cathedral in Newcastle…

  1. That is jaw dropping beautiful. I bet you can’t wait to come home and whip something up after all that inspiration. Thank you for sharing with all of us!

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  2. Gorgeous. I have never seen anything like this. It would be interesting to find out more about this needlework project.

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  3. The cathedral is beautiful but the quilts and cushions are amazing. Thank you for sharing your pics on your trip. I enjoy each and every one.

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  4. What beautiful art in such a peaceful location! Thanks for sharing. Now to catch up on your previous posts (I’m way behind with going through my inbox) and figure out where the heck Newcastle is so I can go see this with my very own eyes. Seems that forgetting things like geography comes along with aging, lol!

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  5. Becky These pictures are amazing/have shared with everyone. Hard to comprehend the amount of time that went into all the pieces.

    I am loving all of your pics from your trip.Thank you for sharing it all!!

    Kathi Dineen Albuquerque,New Mexico

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  6. Thank you for sharing the lovely cathedral with all the lovely quilts and kneeling pillows. It is a very inviting place to worship and pray.

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  7. As an Aussie, I love that you have the Kookaburra shown. when you hear a Kookaburra laugh and see a few of them together, it’s going to rain. If you see them on an electrical wire or on a fence, watching, there are snakes and lizards around – they found their dinner! 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing such a gorgeous place of textile art.

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