We had over 120 quilts and 69 challenge quilts and 33 art quilts on display, so there was plenty for everyone to see. As well as the Waverley demonstration table we had 7 shops, The Patchwork Tea House, Lilly Patches, Threadbear, Oz Quilts, Mrs Martin's Quilt Shop, Craftpaks and Sewn and Quilted. Jim and Michelle from the Ringwood Sewing Centre who had so generously donated the viewer's choice prizes were there all weekend demonstrating the Handi Quilter Sweet 16, so there was something for everyone.
When I had a chance I took some quilt photos, so here is a snapshot of some of them.
|My Baltimore by Angela van der Linden|
|Nile Journey by Jennifer Keogh|
|Splash of Autumn by Sue McConchie|
|Garden Quilt (circa 1933) by Coral Moore|
|Mary Brown Revisited by Liz Willing|
|Hexagon Madness by Helen Rossiter|
|Love Letters by Joyanne Paspa|
|Effervescent by Linda Crouch|
|Thanksgiving Quilt by Val Grandin|
|Fog in the Hills by Helen Feutrill|
|Australian Beauty by Margaret Brook.|
These few quilts give you an idea of the variety and high standard of the quilts on display. There were so many more beautiful quilts.
Here is a blog post by Vireya, a visitor to the show; she features some different quilts and it is interesting to read an outsiders perspective.
I have taken photos of the wonderful red and white with a touch of black challenge quilts but they will have to wait for another post.
Bye for now,