It’s Thursday and it’s time to link up your Quilty Process. This week I’ve been to the Sydney Quilt Show and did my best not to drool on any of the beautiful quilts on display!
The lovely Angie of Gnome Angel and I traveled to Sydney yesterday for the Quilt and Craft Fair. It is an event that travels around Australia and combines the state Quilt guild Shows with a quilt and craft fair (ie. stalls). Yesterday was the first time I’d been to one since I’ve been a quilter so you can rightly argue that I am not particularly well qualified to give you a rundown of the show 😉
I was blown away by the quilts in the show and in particular I was impressed by the number of modern quilts on display. Unfortunately I cannot share photos with you as they have a very strict “no photography” policy, but I can say that the modern quilts did not stand out as a minority, they were well represented. You can view the winners here.
The show featured many amazing quilts and my mind was blown time and time again with the use of colour, intricate hand quilting, the amazing longarm quilting, the fantastic applique and the absolutely stunning thread painting. Most quilting categories that you can imagine were represented and in general the standard was very high indeed. In fact I came home having felt like I’d walked among giants. It was a humbling experience and a good reminder that I am still serving my quilting apprenticeship.
It was fantastic to meet some lovely quilty peeps and I was reminded of the strong quilting culture we have here in Australia and that my personal passion, modern quilting, is warmly welcomed but not in the majority.
The Sydney Quilt Show is really big, there are 17 categories including a modern category which is described as: “Modern –New Traditions From Old Favourites – Modern quilts including those inspired by traditional block structures but reinterpreted using non-traditional layouts. Maximum size 290 x 290 cm”. You can view the Modern category winners here. It was very exciting to have Canberra so well represented with a number of locals placing including two in the modern category!! Yay Michelle (of Buttontreelane) and Jo (of Jo Loves to Quilt)!!!
Some of the quilts were absolutely breathtaking. I encourage you to visit if you can (the show runs for the rest of the week). It was a fascinating insight into use of colour, pattern and design.
So in the vein of sharing amazing quilty goodness, let’s get linky! Link up your quilty process and visit three other linkers <3
Thanks for stopping by xx