It is always a pleasure to go to the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building and see such wonderful quilts and shop for all those quilting goodies and catch up with friends, I couldn't ask for a better time really. People come from all over Australia and it's so good to catch up with everyone.
I took quite a few quilt photos and I can't show them all but I will show some of my favourites.
Every year at the AQC dinner a Rajah Award is given to an Australian quilter who has done much to promote Australian quilting to the world. This year the award went to Michele Hill and she is a very popular recipient. Michele makes quilts that are inspired by William Morris and she also had her quilt on display as Best of Show for South Australia.
|Michele Hill's Quilt|
|Rajah Quilt by Lessa Siegele|
AQC has been going for ten years and to celebrate they had a challenge to make a quilt inspired with the theme 10. There were so many lovely ideas but they had to pick some winners. Alison Withers won the first prize with her fun idea about team work. Anyone who has been involved with the running of a quilt show will know how important team work is.
|Ten Together Equals Teamwork by Alison Withers|
|Ten in my Tank Today by Jill Hessing|
|Tram Route Number 10 by Sue de Vanny|
|Hang Ten by Yvonne Chapman|
|Ordinary Folk by Sue Duffy|
|Yum Yum by Kay Haerland|
|It's the Singer not the Song by Ming Hsu|
|Red and Green and Yellow Too by Glenys Cheng|
There was a wonderful display of quilts by Jenny Bowker who won the Rajah Award last year and her quilts really glowed. I think it's the heightened colour palette that she uses.
|Abu Ali and the Gilded Chairs by Jenny Bowker|
|Rings and Roses by Janet Treen|
|Bristol Triptych by Yvonne Brown|
Bye for now,