Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Vic Quilters Showcase 2017

I had a wonderful time at the Victorian Quilters Showcase last week, I loved looking at the wonderful quilts, catching up with friends and of-course doing some shopping.

Best of Show was won by Sugy Kim with her original, machine pieced and hand quilted quilt named Colourful Retina.

Colourful Retina by Sugy Kim

Here is a photo of Sugy in front of her wonderful quilt. I know Sugy and she is a lovely soft spoken, gracious lady.

Sugy Kim

Runner up to Best of Show was Cameo Rose by Elizabeth Allen.

Cameo Rose by Elizabeth Allen
Here is a close up photo of the quilt so you can see some detail.

Cameo Rose detail
For some reason the background looks white but it was actually a pale pink, it must have been something to do with the lighting when I took the photo.

Chris Serong was the Profile a Quilter this year and her display of mainly traditional quilts was stunning.

Here is Chris in front of her quilts.

Chris Serong and her quilts
Chris Serong's quilts were all very traditional so her modern quilt really stood out.

Hexagon Flower by Chris Serong

I took a lot of photos, far too many to put up on my blog but here are a few to give you an idea of the show.

Agapanthus by Linda Crouch, a miniature quilt won Excellence in domestic machine quilting; her applique was very special as well.

Agapanthus by Linda Crouch

The retaining the Tradition Award was won by Noelene McGuren for her quilt Alex's Journey.

Alex's Journey by Noelene McGuren

It was made up of lots of little squares on point.

Alex's Journey by Nolene McGuren detail

I was facing Allsorts by Sue Broadway when I was selling raffle tickets and I had a terrible craving for liquorice all-sorts, I wonder why?

Allsorts by Sue Broadway

There were a couple of modern quilts that I really liked.

Deconstructed Lone star by Carolyn Murfitt

Harry's Quilt by Penny Cade

I think that I especially loved the quilting on the modern quilts.

Harry's Quilt by Penny Cade detail

Here are a couple of the pictorial quilts; I loved this turtle especially as I am into under the sea quilts at the moment. I am actually making a quilt with a turtle and I think Karen's is much better. She's a young, enthusiastic quilter and one to watch in the future.

Green Sea Turtle by Karen McGregor

I loved If These Walls Could Speak by Linden Lancaster, she is so talented and whenever I see her quilts I wish that I had done them.

If These Walls Could Speak by Linden Lancaster

Here is a gorgeous quilt by long- arm quilter Karen Terrens called Snow White, it was so delicate and pretty and so beautifully quilted.

Snow White by Karen Terrens

My photo doesn't do this quilt justice; it is by long-arm quilter Ramona Resurreccion. The white centre is a vintage table-cloth and I always think of my friend Gina who collects vintage linens when I see this done. You can see Gina's blog and her posts about vintage linens Here Her blog is called Patra's Place of Stitching and Vintage Linens

Il Vignetto by Ramona Resurreccion
I loved this Japanese Inspired quilt by Pattie McDonald.

Japanese Dreaming by Pattie McDonald

This small quilt by Julie Adamson done with silk was absolutely beautiful, it is hand appliqued and hand quilted.

Jacobean Revival by Julie Adamson
Here is a close up detail to get an idea of the perfection.

Jacobean Revival by Julie Adamson detail

My friend from Waverley Patchworkers, Ronnie Heagney won Best Amateur Applique and Best Amateur quilt with her quilt Scherenschnitte in Fabric. She was absolutely thrilled with her awards and she won a sewing machine from Bernina.

Scherenschnitte in Fabric by Ronnie Heagney

This last quilt was in the non judged section but I thought it was really pretty, it was called Sophisticated Medallion by Trish Lang.

Sophisticated Medallion by Trish Lang

I showed the quilt that I had in the show in my last post, it is called The Bleaching.

Bye for now,


Robbie said...

I am just blown away...I started with your first quilt picture and thought "beautiful"...then the next...and the next...I can't tell you which one I like best. They are all so wonderful! Workmanship and quilting is amazing!!! Thanks so much for the share.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Robbie, it was a fabulous quilt show with a great variety of styles to suit everyone.

Faye said...
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Faye said...

This is an amazing collection of beautiful works, Linda... Such talented people.
Thanks for sharing...

jude's page said...

Thanks for the quilt show, I was sad to not get there this year. Was wishing that the conference had coincided with the quilt show.

Linda Steele said...

It was bad luck that you couldn't make the show Jude, maybe next year

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Faye, there were so many lovely quilts this year.

Gina E. said...

Just like Robbie above, I was blown away by these photos. How can people get any more creative?? Thank you for your mention of my blog! I have seen a few quilts using lacy cloths as the focus point, and dreamed of doing something similar one day. My next major project will in fact use many vintage doilies to make a quilt for the Olivia Newton-John Centre at the Austin, to raffle or sell to raise funds. I inherited the doilies from a friend who died from cancer at the O NJ centre last year, and felt it would be a nice tribute to my friend and the nurses who looked after her.

Linda Steele said...

I cannot wait to see what you have done with the doilies Gina. What a wonderful way to honour your friend

Gina E. said...

Thanks Linda. I made a start on the blocks at the Quilt Shop two weeks ago, placing doilies on 12" square blocks of off-white fabric. I did 8, and have 11 to go, and that's just pinning them! When I have stitched some of them I will post some photos on my blog.

Linda Steele said...

Looking forward to seeing them, Gina