Monday, April 30, 2012

What a great show!

Well it's come and gone for another year and what a show it was. I don't know the numbers through the door yet but on Friday and Saturday this was the view from the stage most of the day. Lots of happy quilters/shoppers.

We had all sorts of visitors too. Didn't grab this couple's names but I hope they enjoyed the quilts and the cafe.

This young man is a star! This is Patrick from Lawson who is eight years old and this is his first quilt. How lucky are we he decided to enter it in this year's show. Patrick did all the sewing after mum did all the cutting and it was quilted by Sue Bell.
We look forward to seeing more of Patrick's work in future shows. Isn't it great to see young quilters displaying their work and even better when they are of the male variety.

Patrick was then off to play soccer - multi-skilled isn't he!

This beauty was the Viewer's Choice quilt for the show - Judy Sanday's My Tree of Life.
A Sue Cody design which was quilted by Carol Pratley.
Click on the pic for some close-ups of the amazing applique and fabric choices. That green linen background is the perfect fabric. Well done Judy.
This quilt was Friday's Viewer's Choice - Dragonfly Dreams by Lesley Prince from Orchard Hills

and this was Saturday's Viewer's Choice - Hexagons Galore by Judy Lyell.
Thanks to all entrants for making this one of the best quilt shows around. Without all your hard work we wouldn't have a show.

Guest quilter Lynne Alchin and the lovely Isobel Lancashire at the presentation.
Isobel sat on the stage for the duration of the show, hand quilting and chatting to all and sundry
(I think she had a ball!) and Lynne was busy promoting her classes and her beautiful quilts.

Sad isn't it to see all our hard work taken down and packed up in @ 2 hours.
Now for a well-earned break for the committee and then we'll start thinking about next year's show. Stay tuned!

Almost forgot the exciting bit!! The winner of the raffle quilt was "Robert" with just a phone number on the ticket. Hope he at least knows what a quilt is and appreciates this beautiful piece.
It won't be his til after the Darling Harbour quilt show where it is an entrant. Thanks to all the buyers of tickets with the money going to our local RFS.
Talk soon.


  1. The show was fabulous, such a great range of beautiful quilts!!! There was such a happy buzz around the hall all weekend. Congrats to Robert for winning the most beautiful raffle quilt!!

  2. I can't wait until next year. Those quilts were all so inspiring. I had to stop myself rushing out to buy a truckload of materials.


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