Thursday, July 16, 2015

2015 Quilt Show and Sale #4 and Raffles collected

Such excitement at our meeting yesterday, chitter chatter on how the quilt show went, who sold what and folks dropping by to collect their raffle prizes.
Lainey had been at the Cottage through the morning but managed to snap a couple of pics of delighted winners in the arvo.

1st. Prize Raffle quilt was won by local patch-worker Debie who confessed she really had her heart set on winning 'Celestial Dream' and couldn't be happier.

We even had some Show and Tell, a stunning quilt made by Val for her Great Niece.

Starting off our #4 quilt exhibition post is a set of very special place mats.
'Among my Souvenirs'
"These place mats feature purchased reproduced images of Tasmanian animals and plants: free motion stitched with image created using thread.  They featured in the award winning art quilt, 'My Island Home' by Cindy Watkins, Deloraine".

"The Brigette Giblin pattern 'Tessalations' was my first experience into fussy cutting.  I love the bright and interesting combinations of fabric provided by Material Obsession as a block of the month project.  I added my own choice of fabric for the borders.
I hand and machined pieced the quilt and the machine quilting was done by Fiona, the Quilting Fairy".

'Inside Squares'
"This was my first 'modern quilt' and I realised how many more blocks you have to do when there is no border!
The fabric is 'Home School' range by L.B.Krueger.  The design is 'Growing up Modern' by Allison Harris.  I machine pieced and machine quilted the quilt.

'Sashiko Cushions'
"I wanted to do some hand sewing and given my lack of skills at embroidery I tried my hand at Sashiko.  I bought a panel from BeBeBold at the recent quilt show in Brisbane and turned it into six cushions.  Ideal for my outdoor table setting".

'OMG Not More Stars, but Moons Too'
"I found a star from a pattern called 'Shooting Stars' that I had made, I needed something to do on our 'Bossies'' week end away.  I started the quilt and have only just finished it.
I machine pieced and hand quilted the quilt".

'Country Romance'

"With not a lot of quilting experience I purchased this pattern and kit to have a go at a country theme.  I was surprised how easily this came together.  I used the quilt as you go method to put the blocks together but hand quilted the rest.  I also wanted to break my habit of always choosing pink and floral fabric.
The pattern was designed by T.Hylton for Patchwork Pumpkin".

' White House Hexagons'
"I have made this quilt with 1" hexagons.  English Paper Pieced, taking 2 years to complete, I first started basting the 'hexies' while traveling and watching my son Kart Race.  The layout is called Honeycomb Mosaic.  It was inspired by a quilt made by Maria Hester Monroe Gouverneur C1830, first daughter to be married in the White House.  Maria's quilt never was finished.  The quilt was hand pieced and machine quilted by me, the Quilting Fairy".

Susan W.
'Floral Fantasy'

"From the book 'Country Best' by Deborah Kitching.  Using bright fabrics, hand appliqued by me machine quilted by Esther Strelen".

'Petit Fours'
"I really enjoyed making this quilt.  Using a Jaybird Quilts Hex'n' More ruler and my basket of quilt scraps.  The ruler allowed me to use various pattern pieces to come up with this design.  My husband said it looked like petit fours on a plate waiting to be nibbled.  Hence the name.
I used my domestic Janome to heavily free motion quilt each piece of the wall quilt".

Susan W.
'Strawberry Thief'
 "This wall hanging is based on a design by Michele Hill, inspired by a William Morris pattern created in 1883.
The all-cotton fabrics have been hand appliqued and hand quilted by me".

'Home is where your chickens come to roost'
"I started this quilt when all my children had left home and was suffering the empty nest syndrome.  It has been a UFO for some years and now finally finished.  The pattern is a Patchwork Pumpkin design.  
The quilt was hand embroidered and then machine quilted by me". 

'Thank You Mary Ellen'
"I just love black and white and checks.  I had the outer borders for many years, they are a Mary Ellen Hopins design.
I used a template package for stars and decided on the colour design.
The quilt is mostly hand pieced and hand quilted".

"Nothing exciting here!  Simply using some of my stash collection.  Have, however, very much enjoyed the process and I am very happy with the result.
The quilt is hand pieced and hand quilted.

'Pleasures Found'
"I attended some classes in the 1990's but put the quilt aside for some years when I went back to work full time.  As I have now retired and with the encouragement of my sister I finished the quilt this year.  I loved doing the hand quilting but was glad when it was all sewn up and finished.  I could then start lots of new projects".

Was ever so taken with this cute little box of pink, yep, pink bobbins from Kim, one of the merchants at our Show, but just bowled over by the generosity of Inge who, when she spotted me sitting patting and playing with said bobbins, offered to fill them for me!  yeah! really!
Quilters really are the bestest folks!.  Thanks Inge, and when I finish these blog posts, guess what I will be spending time playing with .
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