Saturday, June 20, 2015

Sydney Quilt Show 2015

The show was at Glebe Island again this year and what a great venue. So light-filled and easy to get to with public transport - free bus or ferry.
What a great exhibition this year! Over 400 quilts to see and over 100 in the Red and White category. Amazing work from all our talented members.
One of my entries this year was Go Girl, quilted by Leanne of Mt Vincent Quilts. And what a fab job she did!

The quilting was designed around the centre oval fabric - geisha playing the guitar, with snakes and skulls all around. Quite subtle really!

 Full pic below. Tho I didn't win an award it looks great hanging among all the others. It took a bit of tweaking to square it up beforehand.  I washed then blocked and it worked perfectly.
There were a few quilts made by students of mine and by good friends...

 Becca's NYB from a class in Dorrigo
 Rachaeldaisy's entry in the Red and White was given a Judges Commendation
 Pam's Irish Chain - pity you can't see the quilting
 One of Leanne's entries - my favourite. Quilting was very interesting

Leonie's Emperors Wheel with the centre below
 Ancient Dahlia - so sorry I can't remember the maker's name
 And our Springwood Quilt Show raffle quilt - no prize but looked very pretty .
All the show winners are on the Guild's website here along with the Red and White winners.
Better start thinking about next year's entries!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

I had the pleasure last weekend to be a tutor at the Community Sewing Day on the Central Coast.
Together with Lindsay from Sew to Grow we had two workshops in a huge sewing space with another 60+ girls sitting and sewing around us. Read Lindsay's blog post for all the stats and a more detailed run-down on the event.
 My class was an Introduction to the New York Beauty block and some great results appeared.
Our little corner on the day.

Lots of cutting and folding with that magic card!

Thanks to Lyn, All about Sewing and Blueberries for the great organisation - not to mention all the food!
Must mention lovely Rachaeldaisy who took out Best of Show at the Modern Quilt Show in Kiama last weekend. 1st and 2nd in her category and BOS - well done Rachael. And we are so lucky to have her as our new publicity officer for the Springwood Quilt Show. She's off to a great start already - check out her posts about our previous raffle quilts.

Couldn't finish without  showing my granddaughter's birthday cake - Peppa Pig AND Frozen!
A three year olds heaven. And the cake was delicious too!