Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Waverley Patchworkers Quilt Show 2018

The Waverley Patchworkers Quilt Show was on over the weekend and was a great success. We had to use a new venue because the usual one was being renovated. We loved the new venue with it's large windows and high ceilings and we hope that we can use the venue from now on.

As well as the display of all the members quilts we had a large display of the work from the Waverley Art Quilters.

Waverley Art Quilters Display 2018

The large cafe was very popular and we had the Birds of a Feather challenge on display on one of the walls. The display was so large I couldn't get them all in a photo.

Marie Hart is in her 90's and she had a quilt on display. She had made the quilt a few years ago and her friend recently quilted it in time for the show.

Marie Hart with her Poppies quilt

My friend Eileen Campbell came to visit and I managed to get a photo of her in front of her quilt. It was called A Parliament of Owls which was very fitting seeing as we had a bird themed challenge and plenty of birds decorating the building.

A Parliament of Owls by Eileen Campbell

Jenny Mulligan made a quilt using the doilies she had collected on her travels around the world.

Doilies from our Travels by Jenny Mulligan

She wrote where she had bought the doilies on the quilt.

Doily detail

I loved the quilt by Lyn Nethercott, there was something about it that appealed to me even though I am not usually drawn to such a traditional quilt.

Round and Round the Garden by Lyn Nethercott

Val Grandin had entered a Christmas embroidered quilt and it was beautifully sewn.

Snowmen A to Z by Val Grandin

Here is a close up photo of one of the blocks.

Snowmen A to Z detail

My friend Linda Crouch entered 2 quilts that were very different. I love magpies so I was drawn to her small quilt featuring them.

Early bird by Linda Crouch

Linda also entered an amazing miniature machine quilted quilt called Feathers and Pearls.

Feathers and Pearls by Linda Crouch
The quilt is actually square it is just my bad photography. Here is a detail photo so you can see her gorgeous stitching.

Feathers and Pearls detail

So the quilt show is over now and we will do it all again in 2 years time.

I have saved the best news to last! My quilt A Time for all Seasons won Viewer's Choice!!

It was such an unexpected thrill because there were so many beautiful quilts on display.

Here is a photo of the entire quilt if you haven't seen it before.

A Time for all Season by Linda Steele

To see the other prizes go to the Waverley Patchworkers Website  here and here

Bye for now,


Gina E. said...

Thanks for posting photos of the exhibition Linda - I always enjoy seeing them when I can't get there myself. I am glad it was so successful in the new venue (but I missed going to the old one because it was closer for me!). Congratulations on winning the Viewers Choice, well deserved. I think I would have voted for it too, as I love your creative designs on seasons and time.

jude's page said...

Congratulations LInda, looks like a great show, it's a lot of work, but good to catch up with friends too.