Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What a show!

Well we survived the weekend and three days of quilt show. Really five days when you think it took two days to build the stands and hang the quilts. All the committee put in a fantastic effort and I'm sure they were all as weary as me by the end on Sunday night.
Don't have any stats regarding heads through the door and takings but there sure were a lot of people there. On Saturday the cafe even ran out of sandwiches and bottled water! We had so many entries we had to cull @ 50 quilts as there were more quilts than hanging space.
I took lots of pics of the setting up and the display in general but my camera was not behaving so I have managed to salvage just a few from the show. Sorry guys.

Our "Unique Treasures" stall (above) had a fantastic result selling all sorts of things in the bric-a-brac and fabric related lines. It's such fun to "play shop). I sold quilts and quilt tops, patterns and fabrics and met so many friends and students who'd all come to check out the great work of our local mountain quilters.
Viewers" choice quilt was a beautiful Australian Wildflowers applique quilt (sorry no pic) and the raffle quilt was won by a local lady - so glad it didn't go to someone out of the area. I am keeping the raffle quilt til the Darling Harbour show where it's entered in the group category again.
This is the centre of Kris' beautiful applique quilt - the 3D flowers were lovely.

Denise's version of my Pickled Lillies was very dramatic - love the red accent.

This is Rachel's gorgeous "Amy-style" quilt. Maybe her 1st quilt? and hand quilted in number 8 thread. Just beautiful. Lots of fussy cutting and ric rac.
My friend Erica is having a give-away to celebrate a her 113th post. Have a look and you might win 113 beautiful charm squares!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter

Life's been pretty hectic lately - 7 days straight teaching in 7 different venues! Not the usual timetable but with Easter some were brought forward etc. I'm so glad to have 4 days at home then it's off to Blueberries at Wyong for 2 x 2 day workshops.
How's this lovely 4-patch made by Brenda from Ribbons and Rainbows. Great horizontals happening there. I think they are going to kit it up for sale thru the shop.
Sally in my Blackheath class has done a fine job on this String Pieced star with foundation pieced border. She will tell you there are 240 spikes in that border! Looks great tho and worth all the effort.

Heather from the class at Quiltsmith has pieced this beautiful centre for her Oriental Mariners . She's been very controlled in her fabric placement and it's paid off. Lots of homework now to finish the next ring.

Here's the lovely Rachel hard at work on her Mariners centre. It's so nice to have "young" students coming to classes and Rachel is really enthusiastic about fabric and patchwork in general.

I've shown you the centre of this before but now it has half-dresden borders and I think I'll leave it at that. This was a trial of two different rulers and both performed well. Maybe some classes in the future?
There's a new button on my sidebar with a link to KimoYes in Canberra. Gorgeous vintage kimono and other oriental fabric. You can buy on-line and have a look at Jill's blog to find out what markets they'll be at in the future - they make all sorts of things from their beautiful fabric and if you can get to see them it's well worth it. I've made a couple of quilts incorporating kimono fabric from Jill and I'll have a pic next post.