Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The raffle winners and quilt photos!

Announcing the raffle winners:
1st place: L Toohey is the lucky winner of the Lots of Dots raffle quilt.
2nd place: P Wood will love using the Oliso Quilters Iron
3rd place: Jan Ackland receives the Daylight flexible LED floor light

We really appreciate all the wonderful feedback we've had about the show. Here are some of the testimonials we had received in the last few days:

"Congratulations to everyone who is staging such a fantastic show!  The ladies in cafĂ© were working their feet off and it all ran so smoothly.  Great food too!

Beautiful quilts, both work and variety, great traders and everything is so organised.  I do appreciate the amount of work that goes on behind the scenes that make shows such as yours work and makes for such an enjoyable day."

"Many thanks to you all for a lovely show! It is always a pleasure to attend your shows and not only for the quilts! The Springwood quilters seem a lovely and friendly bunch so it is always a happy occasion ! Thanks again and congratulations on a lovely show!"

"Congratulations to all concerned on a lovely show. Beautiful quilts, lovely ambiance, delicious food, all the ingredients to make a great day out. Thoroughly enjoyable.

"We really enjoyed our visit on Sunday. It was fantastic, as always."

Now that the show is over we get to share some quilt photos. These are all from Chris Jurd's display on the stage. 

If you're tempted to make any of these beautiful quilts all the patterns are for sale on Chris's Etsy shop, PatchworkFun

Or to find out where she is doing classes or workshops you can follow her blog Patchwork Fundamentals  Or Facebook page

Sunday, April 24, 2016

2016 Quilt Show wrap up.

 It was another wonderful day at the Springwood Community Quilt Show and before we knew it it was time to hand out out awards and pick the raffle and lucky door prize winners.
 Isobel picked out the lucky door prize. The lucky winner was Deirdre East.
Here's Chris Jurd handing out prizes. A big thank you to Hobby Sew at Ryde for sponsoring lots of great prizes for our winners.

 Isobel Lancashire is such a gem for spending time demonstrating quilting techniques. These flowers are a small token of our appreciation.

And of course Chris Jurd was given flowers for being such a great featured quilter. Her quilt display will have no doubt inspired many more beautiful versions of her quilts.

Here is Caroline Stanton, Friday's viewers choice winner,
receiving her prize from Chris Jurd. 
and here she is with her award winning quilt. 

Today's viewers choice quilter wasn't at the hall when her name was announced so we couldn't get a photo of her with her quilt but here is the photo of today's Viewers Choice.

Wow!! what an amazing quilt!!!
Fire Island Hosta was pieced by Christine Matthews.
The description of the quilt reads: "Spikey paper pieced leaves in batiks." 
The pattern is by Judy and Brad Niemeyer.

This quilt really stood out and caught your eye as you walked into the hall, no wonder it was a popular choice. 

Last but not least an enormous Thank You to all the volunteers who helped throughout the show, from setting up frames, hanging quilts, white gloving, helping in the cafe, selling tickets, those who baked things for the cafe and many more jobs that go into making it such a successful show. It would be impossible to run the show without your help. 

So that's the last day of the 2016 Springwood Community Quilt Show. We'll share more photos of the show in the next post but that's enough for now. It's time to to put our feet up and think of the quilts we'll make for next year's show. 

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Day 2 of the quilt show.

It's been another long and fabulous day at the Springwood Community Quilt Show. Here are just a few of the highlights of the show.

Isobel Lancashire is an absolute treasure!! She takes part in the show every year by being there to demonstrate hand quilting. Take the time to say hello and she'll tell you amazing stories of quilting, sewing and more. 

Here is Chris Jurd admiring Isobel's beautiful stitches. 

Chris Jurd's featured quilter area on stage looks wonderful filled with many of her quilts. I won't show photos yet because I don't want to spoil it for those who are visiting tomorrow. Viewers are sure to be inspired and it's great because Chris is on hand to answer questions and she has patterns for all her quilts for sale.

Meanwhile on the other side of the hall the kitchen is a busy hive of food preparation. 

Devonshire teas were selling like hot cakes

And the cakes and slices were popular too. 

There are also different types of soups and an array of tasty sandwiches. 
Three cheers to Carol and her team for doing such an amazing job in the cafe!

And finally today's viewer's choice was awarded to...

 Happy as a Clam

by Rachaeldaisy.

The description reads: "The goal was to make a clamshell quilt using recycled denim and when the name Happy As A Clam came to me it set the cheerful theme for the quilt."
 Rachaeldaisy says a huge Thank you!! to all those who voted for her quit and for saying such lovely compliments about it.

There's still another day of the show to go. Doors open tomorrow at 10am, we hope to see you there.

Friday, April 22, 2016

2 more quilt filled days to go!

I'm sure everyone who attended our first day of the show agree it was a fun day for all!!

There was a crowd of keen quilt goers waiting as the door opened. 

But it didn't take long for people to buy tickets and make their way into the hall of quilts. 

Within minutes the shops were buzzing with happy shoppers. 
Don't worry though, there's still lots of great goodies left for the weekend.

The show is a non-juried show however there is a Viewer's Choice prize awarded each day of the show.  Every visitor gets to nominate their favourite quilt. It's a great way to let a quilter know how much you like their work.

Today's winning quilt is called Venice Rose and was pieced and quilted by Carolyn Stanton.

The description reads " Inspired by a quilt called St mark's Wall Hanging in last years show. Subtitles "Who's afraid of Colour". The designer of the quilt is Norah McMeeking, Bella Bella Quilts.

There's still 2 more days to go. We hope to see you there.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The hall is ready!!

The Springwood High School Hall is now ready for the first day of the show tomorrow. A huge thanks to all who pitched in and helped set up and hang quilts today. Everything went smoothly and it was set up in record time. 

Here's some action shots of one of the quilts being hung on the walls. 
This precise task requires 2 people holding poles each end of the hanging rod while others are there to hold the quilt so it never touches the floor. 

A little to the left, now over to the right, back to the left...

That's spot on !

The quilt rod is carefully hooked onto hangers on the wall and everyone stands back to admire it. The quilts on the walls always look so spectacular.

That's just a sneak peek. To see more beautiful quilts come and see the show!!
It opens tomorrow, Friday 22nd and runs through till Sunday 24th. 10-4pm daily. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Setting up the frames.

So here we go - it's time to start setting up the hall for the show that opens in just 2 days. 

The stands were delivered to the school hall today. 

Thank you to all the committee members and volunteers who pitched in and helped.

Everything ran smoothly and now the stands are all set up 

and ready for the quilts to arrive tomorrow
for the BIG set up day!! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Only a few days to go!!

It's only a few days until you'll see our beautiful Lots of Dots raffle quilt welcoming you to the Springwood Community Quilt Show.

There's still lots to happen but it wiil all come together like clockwork.The frames are being delivered and set up on Wednesday and then Thursday is the BIG set up day. All the quilts are dropped off in the morning then they are hung and displayed during the afternoon. It's a huge task but it always goes smoothly thanks to all of the fabulous helpers that pitch in to get the job done. The reward is seeing the hall transformed from an empty space into a wonderland of beautiful quilts

Here's a little reminder checklist for all our quilt entrants: 

Please make arrangements to have your quilt/s at the Springwood High School Hall in Grose Rd Faulconbridge
between 10.am and 12noon Thursday 21st April.

Please check that you have a 3” wide or wider sleeve on the back of your quilt for hanging purposes. This can be sewn on or well-pinned with safety pins along the top and bottom of the sleeve.

Also make sure there is a label on your quilt with your name, the name of the quilt and a contact phone number. This may also be sewn on or pinned.

If you have any questions or queries about any of these email us at springwoodquiltshow@hotmail.com.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Catching the train to the show

The show starts next Friday and for those coming up from Sydney and beyond you'll be planning your trips. 
Here is some helpful information for anyone who is thinking of catching the train. 

The venue, Springwood High School Grose Rd Faulconbridge is situated halfway between Springwood and Faulconbridge stations. 

While you can get off at either station I would highly recommend getting off at Springwood as it is a bigger station, it's manned by staff that can answer queries and is in the heart of Springwood with lots of colourful shops and cafes in case you need to fill in time. 
To get to the taxi rank simply walk out of the station onto Macquarie Rd (the main street of Springwood) and turn left. You'll see taxis lined up a short walk on the same side of the street as the station. There are usually taxi's waiting there otherwise you can call Springwood Taxis on Ph 4751 1444. I have checked with them and have been told it wouldn't be more than $15.00 to the Springwood High School. 

For those who would like to stretch their legs the walk from Faulconbridge is a more pleasant walk and would be approximately half an hour each way to and from the show.

 If you have any suggestions or queries about getting to the show let us know in the comments or via email springwoodquiltshow@hotmail.com

Whatever your mode of transport it's going to be a great day out!! Lots of beautiful quilts, great shopping at the traders tables and delicious meals from the cafe.