Wednesday, July 13, 2011

TREE-mendous Quilt Show a tremendous success...

Wow, what a wonderful quilt show the girls put on, with many fantastic quilts both on display and for sale. Apart from the months/years of stitching, quilting and creating there is all the hard work of presenting the show...folks up ladders, discussions and decisions to be made, buckets and buckets of floral arrangements to be created and displayed as well as the hanging of all those lovely quilts...these are just a few pics of the many quilters and their families who worked so hard to create a wonderful atmosphere and quilt show.
...and these pics show a little of what it is all about, a Gran and her Grandies with the quilts she created for them.

And so to begin the journey through the many wonderful quilts that were on display..

"Kelmscott is a William Morris quilt designed by Michele Hill. 
The blocks are hand appliqued using William Morris designed fabric where possible.

The knot borders are machine appliqued.
This has been a twelve month project which I have enjoyed doing.  It has been quilted on my domestic sewing machine".  $900.

'Girlfriend Wisdom' (Red Hat Ladies)
"Yes, seven years ago I started this. 
Gathered fabric and three years later finished it.
To use all my material  it's just grown and grown.
I had it quilted this year for the Quilt Show by Furball Farm Quilting".

'Pretty in Pink'
"Have combined the traditional nine square patch with appliqued hearts and a frilly border in shades of pink for my expected grandaughter.
Machine pieced and hand and machine quilted".

'First Stack and Slash'
"One of my first completed efforts!!
In 2010 I attended a Saturday workshop with Penny at the Patchwork Angel showing how to do a Stack and Slash, using machine piecing. 
I loved these pretty fabrics and decided to highlight each block with gold once I arrived home. 
It's also my firsT attempt at quilting by hand and machine".

'Spinning Tops'

"This Pinwheel quilt made from an idea of 9 very old designs when women used up scraps to make warm quilts for beds in winter.
I love scrap quilts and wanted to make one for my grand-daughters 21st birthday.
By using the pinwheel design I was able to use a large amount of my STASH as I endeavoured not to use any fabric more than once.
Her favourite colours are urple and green so I added the borders and backing in those colours.  The quilt is machine pieced and was machine quilted by Fiona Bell".

Hmmm....interesting - not.....for some reason blogger will only load one pic...over and over ladies this is the end of part one of our quilt show..part two to follow as soon as I work out what is going on. A

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