Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Waverley Patchworkers Quilt Show 2016

The Waverley Patchworkers quilt show is over for another year, but we are still basking in its success. Thank you to the people who read my blog and came up to speak to me at the show. It was such a fun couple of days catching up with people, I even met some people that I only knew from Facebook, it's amazing how we felt that we already knew each other.

The theme was Carnival this year and there were little clowns decorating tables everywhere.

In the foyer all the challenge quilts were displayed for the Carnival theme. We were amazed at some of the creative entries. Here is some photos of a few of them. I can't tell you who made them because the voting was anonymous.

Visitors to the show could vote for their favourite and the winner was Naomi Hynes with her exquisite entry.

Winning Challenge entry by Naomi Hynes
There were many beautiful quilts in the show but because I was so busy talking or selling raffle tickets or receiving door money I only got to take a few photos.

Here is a snap shot of some of the quilts.

City of David by Marlene McPherson

Crossword by Ann Boyle

Ann had made this Crossword quilt pictured above for her daughter's birthday and had gone to a lot of trouble to include names and special meanings for her daughter.

Spearmint Ice cream by Jenny Lindton
Jenny won the June Lyons award for her Spearmint Ice Cream quilt, it is the prize chosen by the Quilt Show committee. Here is a detail photo.

Spearmint Ice cream by Jenny Lindton-detail
Chelsea by Lynette Mackey
The Pleasure of Patchwork by Darelle Castelow
Waterlilies by Suzanne Moore

Miniature by Naomi Hynes
The quilt that won the Dawn Burrows Award that is chosen by the President (which was me this year!) was Windmills of your Mind by Desley Maisano.

Windmills of your Mind by Desley Maisano
Desley was absolutely thrilled when her quilt also won the Viewer's Choice award. Here is a detail photo of the beautiful quilting.

Windmills of your Mind by Desley Maisano- detail

At the end of the quilt show we had to pick the winner of the beautiful raffle quilt designed and quilted by Naomi Hynes of The Elegant Stitch.

The winner was Wendy Cadby who is a Waverley Patchworker's member. We had to drag her out of the Quilt Show Cafe where she was working to tell her that she had won the quilt.

She was absolutely thrilled.

Naomi Hynes and Wendy Cadby

The Waverley Patchworker's Website  has lots of posts about the show and pictures of other quilts, so please click on the link and read all about it.

Bye for now,


Gina E. said...

It was indeed a fabulous show Linda - your members are extremely skilled and very creative. Lovely to catch up briefly with you at the desk :-)

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Gina, I loved catching up with you at the show.