The highlight of my day was when I received 2nd prize in the Pictorial section for my quilt Firelight.
Firelight was a new technique for me; I had made a small version for my crazy quilt and wondered how I would go trying it out on a much larger scale. I started with pieces of wool in reds, yellows and browns and dry felted it with my embellisher machine. I then finished it off with some hand embroidery and machine quilting.
Here is a detail photo.
I like the painterly quality that you get with wool and will definitely try the technique again.
The quilts were absolutely beautiful and I took over 200 photos. Unfortunately you are not allowed to post photos unless you have the permission of the maker, so I can only post photos of my friend's quilts.
Linda Crouch has made a small quilt named Agapanthus and the quilting is amazing.
|Agapanthus by Linda Crouch|
|Erte's Bazaar by Sue de Vanny|
Here is a detail photo so you can see all those ribbons that she appliqued and her quilting was beautiful too.
Anne Andrews's quilt is called Fruit Salad, it is hand pieced and hand quilted. I am in a friendship group with Anne and I remember her sitting at our group sewing it.
|Fruit Salad by Anne Andrews|
I was standing in an aisle among all the quilts when Rachelle Denneny arrived from South Australia. I only catch up with Rachelle at quilt shows so after a quick chat I took some photos of her with her gorgeous quilts.
|Rachelle Denneny with her quilt Modern Movement|
|Modern Movement by Rachelle Denneny detail|
|Sweet Calliope by Rachelle Denneny|
Here is a detail photo so you can see her lovely quilting.
|Sweet Calliope by Rachelle Denneny detail|
While Rachelle and I were standing around talking Karen Terrens from Melbourne came by and I took a photo of her in front of one of her quilts.
North Country Girl by Karen Terrens.
Here is a close up of photo of her quilting. North Country Girl got second in the Traditional Professional category.
North Country Girl by Karen Terrens detail
|Out of the Box by Amanda Daly|
|Time, Sand and Arabesque by Julie Adamson.|
|Pointy Plates by Vicki Jenkin|
|Pointy Plates by Vicki Jenkin quilting detail|
|Well Spotted by Lynn Hewitt|
Now I look at the photo of Lynn Hewitt I see that she is wearing her white gloves and has papers in her hand, of course she was working! People like Lynn are so valuable to the quilting industry.
It was getting late in the day when I came across Katrina Hadjimichael, we have been Facebook friends for a while so it was good to catch up in person. Katrina has been designing and making quilts with a Jane Austen theme and her Wentworth quilt won a Judges commendation.
|Wentworth by Katrina Hadjimichael|
My quilt was hanging close to the miniature quilts and so I was there when they went to put their ribbons on their quilts. I asked permission to post photos of their quilts.
Here is Jan Cardie who got 3rd prize for her Mini Grandma's Flowers quilt.
|Jan Cardie with Mini Grandma's Flowers|
You can see how small those quarter inch hexagons are because the ribbon is nearly bigger than the quilt.
|Mini Grandma's Flowers by Jan Cardie|
|Felicity Scott with Who Stole the Moon.|
|Who Stole the Moon by Felicity Scott.|
Best of Show was won by Rachaeldaisy for her quilt Whizz Bang. Her name is all one word, I haven't made a mistake. She was absolutely thrilled and could not believe it.
|Rachaeldaisy with Whizz Bang|
|Whizz Bang by Rachaeldaisy|
You might be able to get an idea in this detail photo.
|Whizz Band detail|
I think there were nearly 400 quilts in the judged show and every quilt was beautiful. Photos do not do them justice, so if you get a chance to go to the show I highly recommend it. The show runs everyday until Sunday.
The show is held at the Sydney Exhibition Centre. Glebe Island. 41 James Craig Road, Rozelle.
As I left the Exhibition Centre yesterday I looked up and saw the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It was a different view of the bridge and so I had to take a photo. You can see that beautiful blue sky, we had sunny weather of 20 degrees.
Here is the link to see all the prize winners and their quilt photos.
Bye for now,