AQC always have a challenge and this years theme was Tradition with a Twist. As usual all the entries were so diverse, here are some of them.
A Happy Place by Alison Withers won first prize. She had included many traditional blocks in her quilt.
|A Happy Place by Alison Withers|
|Twist'n Time by Christine Dowell|
|Blue Willow by Jennifer Horsfield|
|Carousel by Yvonne Chapman|
|Twisting Time by Sue de Vanny|
|Wedding Wonder by Deb Layt|
I always appreciate other people's work a bit more when I have tried something myself. I have recently embroidered a nest and was interested to see two quilts with nests in them.
|Nest by Julie Haddrick|
|Nest by Cait Gordon|
I loved a quilt from a South Australian quilter Adriana Newton that featured a snowy scene. My photo does not do it justice; it was incredible and quite vibrant.
|Snow in Shinjuku by Adriana Newton|
The Best of Show from South Australia was by Lisa Maree Davis.
|Meeting Michele by Lisa Maree Davis|
Pamela Brockwell from Canberra quilters won Best of Australia with her quilt Canzonne Rosso that she made from a Sharon Schamber pattern.
|Canzonne Rosso by Pamela Brockwell|
|Canzonne Rosso detail|
I was impressed by this large peacock quilt by Katherine Jones.
|Peacock by Katherine Jones|
I think my favourite quilt was by Cat Larrea from Alaska.
|Clam Chowder part 1 by Cat Larrea|
It will be hard to see from the photo why this is my favourite. It was made with little rectangles of fabric that looked like paint brushstrokes, this gave it a water colour effect. I wasn't the only one who liked it though, I was talking to a friend from the Design and Composition course I did a few years ago and she showed me a photo of her favourite quilt and lo and behold it was the same one that I liked. If I ever get some spare time I would like to try this technique.
The talk of the quilt show at AQC was Stevie by Susan Carlson; he was massive and measured 20 foot wide. If you click on Susan's name it will take you to her website where she has lots of progress shots of making this huge quilt.
|Stevie by Susan Carlson|
I can't help but notice that most of the photos that I take are art quilts; they are the ones that seem to interest me the most but there were many beautiful traditional quilts as well.
Bye for now,