Wednesday, 26 November 2014

One Step Further 2014

The Victorian Quilters Art Quilt Show called One Step Further is on in Box Hill, Victoria, Australia at the moment and I had a delightful visit the other day.

It was a really lovely exhibition and all the quilts were beautifully displayed and lit to their advantage.

Lucy Carroll won first prize in the large category with her quilt named Yellow Box. It is hard to see in the photo but the quilt was quite wide and measured 180cm wide but only 60cm long.

Yellow Box by Lucy Carroll

Yellow Box Detail 
Maxine Quinlan won the Small Art Quilt Category with her quilt named Urbanscape.

Urbanscape by Maxine Quinlan

The Packers Choice Award went to Neroli Henderson for her quilt called Coco (the quilt).
Coco (The Quilt) by Neroli Henderson

You can see this quilt from across the room as you enter the exhibition and it really looks quite lifelike. Neroli made this quilt by cutting up lots of different fabrics into tiny pieces. Here is a detail shot that gives you an idea of how it was done.
Coco (The Quilt) detail

Button Grass Plains by Sandra Champion was runner up in the Large Category and it had a lot of hand stitching on it to provide the texture.
Button Grass Plains by Sandra Champion
Here is the detail photo that shows all the wonderful hand stitching, it must have taken ages to do.
Button Grass Plains detail

Janet Kidson had used a discharge technique for her quilt Autumn-Winter.
Autumn-Winter by Janet Kidson
I really liked Phyllis Sullivan's quilt Foliage.
Foliage by Phyllis Sullivan
There were cut-outs and all different kinds of  techniques for the various leaves but it was hanging very flat.
Foliage detail

I also loved Billy Buttons by Linden Lancaster, once again there was a lot of hand stitching that added texture and depth.
Billy Buttons by Linden Lancaster


Billy Buttons detail
The last quilt I have to write about is Summer-Kangaroo Paws and Billy Buttons by Susan Mathews.
Summer-Kangaroo Paws and Billy Buttons by Susan Mathews
Susan Mathews quilt was large and it really glowed. She had used hand dyed fabric and used screen printing and applique for the flowers. Her quilting was absolutely beautiful as well.
Summer- Kangaroo Paws and Billy Buttons detail
What a coincidence that two quilts had Billy Buttons as a theme.

I have tried to find websites for all the artists that I have mentioned and if you click on their names it will take you to their sites. A couple of them do not seem to have a website though.

I have only showed a small number of the wonderful quilts in the exhibition, there is so much more to see. Luckily the exhibition is on until 20th December and so there is still plenty of time to get to see the quilts.

The display is on at the Box Hill Town Hall, Whitehorse Road, Box Hill. Tuesday - Friday 10am-4pm and Saturdays 12pm-4pm.

Bye for now,


Lucy Carroll said...

Thanks for the One Step Further write-up! I would have loved to see all the quilts myself :)

Linda Steele said...

Your quilt looked fabulous, Lucy