Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Crazy About Australia in Beijing

My Crazy About Australia quilt has recently travelled to Beijing, China. I was one of five Australian quilters invited to participate in the China International Tournament and Patchwork Arts Show.
Sue Dennis, another Australian quilter has been to China a couple of times now and has developed an affiliation and friendship with some quilters there. She was invited to mount an Australian exhibition and I was lucky enough to be included.

She has sent me some photos of my quilt in the Beijing exhibition.

Crazy About Australia is the first crazy quilt that I ever made, it's over 10 years old now. I think it is the first time that it has travelled overseas.

Here is a clearer photo of it.

Crazy About Australia ©2004 Linda Steele
This quilt is the only crazy quilt that I have made using only a single strand of embroidery thread. Single strand gives a very delicate effect but after I finished this quilt I started to use two strands of thread, so the embroidery stands out a bit more.

Here are a couple of close up photos of two of the blocks.

Fish block
Frog block
There are quite a few of these quilts floating around now because I have taught it many times as a block of the month quilt and a 2 day course at retreats. It was a popular class for me.

Thank you to Sue Dennis for inviting me to participate.

Bye for now,


jude's page said...

Congratulations, how exciting for your quilt to be shown overseas.

Linda Steele said...

We don't hear much about the quilters in China because they don't have blogging or Facebook. Thanks for your comment Judy

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Congrats on this achievement! It's one beautiful quilt and you must be very proud.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Caroline, I did feel proud to be invited to paticipate.

Gina E. said...

Fabulous, Linda! It is a shame that China isn't more open to the world on theinternet about their craft work as their textile work is stunning, as are most Asian countries. It must be fascinating for them to see your work - what a great example of Australian patchwork they are seeing! said...

Your patchworks is very great. It looks like a really hard made work. I'd like to see all the blocks closer cause on the photo of the whole patchwork I can see them badly. Very cool work.