Tuesday, 17 April 2018

AQC 2018 part 2

I have well and truly recovered from the quilt convention but it took a few days, I really should learn to pace myself a bit more.

I took so many photos of the quilts but I will just show the ones that particularly caught my eye.

I loved Delightful Daisies by Bernadine Hine, she painted the quilt and it really glowed.

Delightful Daisies by Bernadine Hine

I also loved this heron quilt.

Heron by Janelle Northcott

There was a display of 12 quilts by Jo Wearing, they were all big quilts and the patterns were designed by Judy Niemeyer, my favourite one was Paradise in Blooms

Paradise in Blooms by Jo Wearing

There were 3 quilts called Royals by Sarah Fraser, they made a striking display.

Royals by Sarah Fraser
They look like photos but I took a close up of Lady Diana's eye so you can see how it's made of squares of fabric.

Royals detail
I met Carolyn Sullivan a quilter from New South Wales who had a retrospective of her work, she usually works in earthy tones with a lot of hand stitching but recently she has done some bright, graphic work that really appealed to me. I love the texture she achieved in the background.

Abstract trees by Carolyn Sullivan

There was also a huge display of work by a quilter from the UK named Gillian Travis. I really liked the screen printing and stamping that she has done to add detail to her work. Gillian was also a tutor while she was here.

Gillian Travis

Gillian Travis

Gillian Travis

Another tutor was Meri Vahl from the USA, I went to her lecture and it was very interesting. She has won the Best of the World quilt 2 or 3 times and I never appreciated how good her quilts were from photos. They are fantastic in person.

Free Tibet by Meri Vahl 

Now look at the wonderful detail

Meri Vahl detail

Meri Vahl detail

There was also a SAQA exhibition called Turmoil and Tranquility and two of my favourites were from Suzan Engler and Donna Deaver.

The following quilt looks as if the middle square is sitting forward but the quilt was completely flat, it was all done with clever shading.

Winter Silence by Susan Engler

I have always admired photos of Donna Deaver's sea quilts and was glad to see one up close at last.

Morning Walk by Donna Deaver
Even looking at her quilt up close, I still don't know how she achieves such wonderful movement in the sea.

So that's AQC over for another year, I feel so lucky to have it held in Melbourne so I can go every year. I suppose that's how the quilters who live in Houston must feel.

Bye for now,


Robbie said...

Oh my goodness! I don't know which quilt is my favorite...they are each stunning...I took about 10 min. looking at each one closer! The photo (so called! ha) is amazing!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Linda Steele said...

Thank you Robbie, I am so glad you enjoyed the photos, people said the quilts were better than ever this year.

jude's page said...

Thanks for the photos looks like a great show i have seen so many this week bit overwhelming

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Jude, Paducah and Houston are such huge shows, you have to take your time and see different sections everyday. I am looking forward to seeing your photos when things settle down again.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing those fantastic quilts!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Mary, I am glad that you enjoyed them, it was a great display

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