Sunday, May 21, 2017

2017 Quilt Show Round Up

2017 Show Round Up

What a great show we have had in 2017! Thank you to so many of you who came along to the show, our extremely helpful volunteers and our dedicated committee members who have been able to create a unique and special stand out show.

This year we had a range of quilts modern, traditional, pictorial, large and small and each day the viewers choice prize was awarded. Our winners were-

Friday- Kyeen McPherson
Saturday- Ann Langley
Sunday- Rachel Daisy


We had the lovely Anne Sommerlad as our feature quilter this year. Anne had all her beautiful quilts on display exhibiting her expertise and diverse range of work. Thank you Anne for being a part of our show. We look forward to seeing many more quilts in the future.

Our raffle quilt "Cherry Time" was designed by Anne Sommerlad and made by the Springwood Community Quilt Show committee members. It had a value of around $2000 and was first prize in our raffle. Thank you to all our sponsors who donated prizes to the raffle and viewers choice.

Our Raffle winners are-

1st Prize- Julie Edwards. Congratulations to Julie who won the beautiful Cherry Time quilt.
2nd Prize- Molly Slaytor
3rd Prize- Jenny Jones

Our Lucky Door Prize winner is- Dawn Harrison

Congratulations to all the winners!

Many Thank Yous!


Thank you to all our volunteers, the organising committee, fantastic stall holders, volunteers from QuiltNSW and all those who helped to make our show a success! With all of your help we have been able to raise around $10,000 for the RFS and the Springwood High School textile department! Without the many hands of friends we are not able to run an event that is so treasured by the quilting community of the Blue Mountains region. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again next year!



Sunday, April 30, 2017

Last day of the Springwood Quilt Show

It's hard to believe 2 days have already flown by and it's Sunday already! 
The Springwood Quilt Show is on again today from 10-4pm so you still have a chance to see all the beautiful quilts on display. 

Although the show is non-juried, we do award a Viewers Choice each day of the show.  It's great for visitors to be able to choose and favourite and write a message on the voting slip for the quilter. 

Friday's Viewers Choice award went to Kyeen Mc Pherson for her wonderful Fantasy quilt.

Kyeen is a renowned long arm quilter and this quilt certainly shows off her amazing talent.

 The quilt pattern is Pure Imagination by Sew Quirky. It's so fun and whimsical with floating elephants...

 ...and a rabbit flying a plane.

 Saturday's Viewers Choice award went to Ann Langley's beautiful Farmers Wife quilt.

Great choices of fabrics and colours and perfect piecing make this quilt a delight to look at.

I wonder which will be the viewers choice for today?  Come along and pick your favourite. The show opens at 10am until 4pm. Springwood High School, Faulconbridge. It's easy to follow the signs along the highway. 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Quick pics of the show

It's been a busy few days at the Springwood Quilt Show. 

Thursday was the set up day and everything ran smoothly and the plain school hall was soon transformed into a colourful and vibrant quilt show. 

My favourite photo of the day was this one with Marilyn peeking over the top of the quilts.

One of the best things about setting up a quilt show is getting to see the backs before they're hidden by other quilts. 

This is the back of an amazing Frida Kahlo quilt.

A mix of colourful blooms.

And then theres the details you notice as the quilts are unfolded.

Friday morning arrived and there were lines of early birds ready to see the show.

We had a busload of lovely ladies from the Illawarra Quilters.

Up on the stage we have Isobel Lancashire demonstrating hand quilting. She's at a table with Maureen Teager who is there representing Quilt NSW.

Just to make you laugh heres one of the signs to remind people not to touch the quilts. 

Come along to the show. It's on all weekend from 10-4pm at the Springwood High School, Faulconbridge.

Friday, April 28, 2017

It's Show Time!!!

The big day has finally arrived - The Springwood Community Quilt Show opens today!!!

Imagine a hall full of amazing quilts. Lots of shops selling tempting wares and a cafe with yummy treats. It's all that and more.

The show is  on for the next 3 days. Fri 28th -30th April. at the Springwood High School in Faulconbridge. It's easy to find. Just follow the signs on the highway. 

So come and visit the show, we'd love to see you. 

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Shopping at the Show

I'm sure for a lot of us it wouldn't be a visit to a quilt show without a bit of shopping. In fact I know some people head straight for the traders tables before looking at the quilts! I can't say I blame them especially when the shopping is as good as it is at the Springwood Quilt Show.
There will be lots of wonderful pop-up shops covering all your sewing needs and things to tempt, from beautiful fabrics of all types sundries to vintage sewing ephemera and bric brac to handmade gifts.

Here's a little more about each of this years trader.

Bower Birds
Just like the name suggests this stall is one for those of you who like to collect gorgeous things. The wide range of goods will include - fabrics, vintage crockery, quilts, quilt stands, baskets, vintage tins, handmade goodies, rustic furniture, lots of the famous Sew Gorgeous pin cushions and much, much more.

Cherry Pie Designs
Carol's quilt designs are as sweet as her brand name. Her table will be full of hard to resist fabrics and patterns for her beautiful quilts.

Chop Chop Sew
Susana creates fun wool felt items that will brighten up your home or make perfect gifts. Plus lots of fun sewing related craft items.

Down Patchwork Lane
Gayle and Tamara are the mother and daughter team from Penrith. They sell a wide selection of fabrics, bundles, patterns and kits.

Hatched and Patched
Annie Downes stall will be full of fabulous fabrics plus patterns, books and kits for her lovely, distinctive designs.

Lilyvale Treasures with a Past
Colleen has an amazing array of vintage sewing haberdashery and other goodies - buttons, ribbons, cloth applique, sewing boxes, tablecloths, doilies - the list goes on and on. You're sure to find lots of special treasures on this stall.

Linen and Lace
Karen always has a wonderful range of needle craft projects to inspire you and everything you need for your stitcheries and embroidery.

Post Office Patchwork
Judy will have lots for you to choose from with a table full different ranges of fabric, patterns and quilting tools.

Sew Can I
Karen has lots of fun bright fabrics. This is the place to stock up on Tula Pink, Kaffe Fasset and other favourites.  She'll have all sorts of gorgeous sewing items sewing accessories.

Unique Treasures
You'll find treasures galore on this table, lots of bric brac, vintage and rare de-stash fabrics, retro kitchen ware and all sorts of unique lovelies.

So bring a shopping bag or two and fill them with wonderful souvenirs of a fun day out at the Springwood Community Quilt Show.