Tuesday, 2 May 2017

AQC 2017- Best of Australia Quilt

AQC is well and truly over now and last week I posted the photos from the Flora and Fauna Challenge.

The Best of Australia quilt was also announced at the dinner on Saturday night, every state in Australia had an entrant and it was won by Rachelle Denneny from South Australia for her quilt named Modern Movement.

Modern Quilts seem here to stay especially as they are now winning Best of Show in traditional quilt shows.

Rachelle also showed the back of her quilt so we could see the quilting.

I didn't take a photo of all the quilts in the final but I really loved Sue Duffy's quilt from Queensland called Cudgera Creek.

It looked so much better in person because of all the detail.

The entrant from NSW was a bright, happy quilt by Rachaeldaisy, yes her name is one word! Her quilt was called Whizz Bang.

It must have been a heavy quilt because it was layers of fabrics. Here is a detail photo of one of the blocks.

It must have been hard to pick a winner because all the quilts were so different.

AQC run classes and all the tutors had some quilts on display as well.

Here are a couple of quilts by Gloria Loughman, her quilts always glow. The first one is called Butterfly House.

The next one by Gloria was called Rose Seidler House.

I was talking to Gloria and she confirmed that she has a new book coming out later this year all about house quilts.

Angela Walters, a long arm quilter from USA had her quilt in the show named Laurel.

Melissa Sobotka also from the USA had her quilt named End of the Spin, Melissa specialises in super realistic pictorial quilts.

Art Quilter, Alicia Merrett makes quilts that look like maps and one of her quilts was called Seaside Town.

Luke Haynes from the USA makes large bed sized quilts out of recycled clothing and here is one of them from the show called Summer Evening.

It's hard to imagine but the figures are life sized; he makes big quilts.

There was a display of quilts from Beth Miller who lives in Canberra; I loved all of her quilts.
This first one is called Vessels 2.

The second one that I'll show from Beth Miller is called The Drought.

Well that seems a long enough blog post so I'll post the final photos in the next post.

Bye for now,


Robbie said...

WOW! These are amazing pieces of work!!! Not sure which is my favorite!!! Look forward to your next post!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Robbie, the quilts were amazing