Saturday, July 24, 2010

Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair

I had a lovely time yesterday at the Fair with these 2 new friends (we have all met in recent months via the Melbourne Modern Quilt Guild).

This is Clair and Rachel taking a quick break from fabric admiration.

I also got to catch up (if rather briefly) with Gina, (and her lovely friend Anna), Nikki, Cathy, Jenny, Lucy and Jen.

I was EXTREMELY proud of myself. I bought NO fabric!!! Just a bit of fusible webbing and some thread.
A very different experience for me.

The actual quilt show offered a huge range of quilts. Hand and machine pieced work, hand quilting as well as machine, applique, art quilts, beginners, old hands, you name it!!!

Here are a few pieces that caught my eye .... (you can click on the images to see more of the details)

Karen Terrens from Quilts on Bastings made this stunning quilt that won second prize for her exquisite machine quilting. It is called King David's Modern Crown.

 Karen also had this gorgeous whole cloth quilt called Crop Circles.

Cells by Raelene Kwong.

First Kiss by Anne Davis

Happy Magic by Naomi Miyake

Hidden Winds by Sonia Higgs

I Love England by Maddy Clark

Marrakesh by Michelle McKillop

Texas Star by Sandra Boyle

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Andi :-)


eva said...

the Texas Star by Sandra Boyle is absolutely gorgeous!!

i'm looking for her you know if she has one??

thanks for posting..

Kali said...

Beautiful pieces.
BTW - Such restraint! I am proud of you :)
xo, Kali

Lara said...

Wow Andi, you have photographed pretty much exactly the same quilts that I did. Great minds! And great restraint - I didn't buy any fabric either (although there seem to be two cones of laceweight alpaca and two skeins of silk/mohair in my bag). Glad you enjoyed it - we had a great time today!

Frogdancer said...

'Hidden Winds' does my head in.
In a good way.

Quilts on Bastings said...

Thanks so much Andi!
I am glad you had a great day.

Sew Here We Are said...

Thanks for sharing! They are all beautiful!!

Kate said...

Wow! Well done on the no fabric buying bit. The quilts look stunning. That crop circles one is brilliant. X

meli B said...

Hi Andi, I went today and managed to spend just a little bit. Aways a fun day out.

Clair said...

Thanks for a great fun day!

One Flew Over said...

Even from the states...I'm checking up on you!

Nice work x

Karen said...

Awesome quilts! Thanks for showing us. Sounds like a great show.

Claire - Matching Pegs said...

Thanks for the quilty tour Andi.

I didn't have a chance to go this year (and I was saving some $, and going on a fabric diet) but I now feel like I have seen the highlights.

Gypsy said...

I am in love with the Crop Circles quilt, I was at the show on the weekend and couldn't stop looking at it, it's amazing.

Mary said...

big pat on the back for you. Not so good for me, I bought tulle on Friday to make Mandy a fairy skirt. In my defense I didn't have anything else suitable and it was all used straight away so never hit the stash.

Tania said...

Can't. Speak. Jaw. On. Floor. Thrown. By. Startling. Fabric. Non-purchase...