Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Hunters Hill Quilter's Show 2012


This was a welcome sight on a cold windy day... The colourful patchwork welcome at the The Hunters Hill Quilters Biennaual Show. 

I didn't take a lot of photos, there was just so much to see and enjoy, but here are just a few quilts that caught my eye.

Stars Among the Strips by Marie Grove.
Oak Leaves and Tulips by Beryl Roche is a copy of an 1880's quilt from the book 'Four Blocks' by Linda Carlson. Beryl made it without wadding, creating a lovely coverlet suitable for warm evenings.

Periwinkle Confetti by Heather Watts (quilted by Nic Bridges) was wonderful. Great use of colour and occasional popping fussy cuts.

It was HUGE at 94x 104 inches.


I loved the quilted circles in Ohio Meadow by Judy Simpson 

Jenny Stitt's Don't Change the Yellow was inspired by a Victorian quilt shown on Barbara Brackman's blog. 

A highlight of the Hunters Hill Quilters show is the Wagga Room. For those of you that don't know Waggas are an Aussie quilt that working men such as shearers and drovers would use. Big enough for 1 person and small enough to carry in their travelling jobs. They were often made with jute wheat bags, old clothing, woollen scraps roughly sewn together. These were hard wearing quilts for hard wearing times. The Waggas made by the Hunters Hill Quilters are wonderful simple designs with old blankets and woollen off cuts, old furnishing fabrics etc.

This was a favourite... made by Jess Wheelahan .

And finally here is the Best in Show.... Chrysanthemum II by Caroline Davis. 
In her own words " The border came first - Japanese kimono cotton fabric, then I created the centre to compliment with more kimono silks and cottons. The inspiration was the fabric"


A captivating quilt, the more you look, the more you see!! I'm sorry the photos don't do it justice.

Here is Kathy Doughty's Uzbek Patches. such wonderful play with pattern and the shot cottons. It's hard to see but the dense perle hand quilting add so much texture to this beautiful quilt. The pattern is in her book Making Quilts -The Promise Of Joy

And here are more quilts from the book on the Material Obsession stand. It was like an exotic bazaar of colourful treasures. Fabric heaven!! You can see how popular it was!!
I couldn't take the the whole stand home so I selected these few yummy bits to add to my stash. How beautiful is the red bird fabric, it looks like a watercolour. The bird is giving the fun Echino car fabric a funny look. Love those big Reece Scannell Spots and shot cottons.

This is the bundle of wool scraps we bought from the Wagga room. A wooly pile of wonderful!! 


Thanks Hunters Hill Quilters for an inspiring show!! I look forward to the next show, just wish I didn't have to wait 2 years...


For more photos from the show check out the Material Obsession website here.

22 comments:

Karen said...

Nothing beats a great quilt show. Thank you for sharing the photos of the wonderful quilts.

Patchwork and Play said...

Thanks for sharing a little of your day with us, Rachael! I think Ohio Meadow and Periwinkle Confetti are my favourites!

Issabella The Cat said...

Thank you lots for sharing your photos, total eye candy!
I'm inspired by the waggas, just the sort of quilt my dad would like!

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

Wow, awesome inspiration. Thanks!

Pinkadot Quilts said...

That looks like a fabulous show! I love the Periwinkle Confetti and can't figure out how it was put together. The antique looking Oak Leaves and Tulips is awesome! I do love the red bird fabric too.

smazoochie said...

Oooo, lots of fun! I think I might love Perriwinkle Confetti & the waggas best. Eager to see your wagga with your new woolie bits!

Jamie Lee said...

What a cool quilt show. How I would have loved to see those beauties. I think the Periwinkle Confetti is my favorite, but I love the spider web and then two others too. They were all amazing!

Sasha said...

I just love the Periwinkle Confetti quilt. Soooooo pretty!!!! And I love your pile of wool scraps =D Thank you so much for sharing all your lovely photos with us!!

Di said...

Ah, we missed each other again, Rachael :-)) I too loved Heather's Periwinkle Confetti quilt (have you seen my blog post about it?). So many great quilts at this show, and it's been wonderful reliving my visit through your photos. Thank you!!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Love the quilted circles Rachael...and what a good idea to not use wadding to get a very light coverlet...I will have to remember that...What a shame you have to wait 2 years...but it will be worth it!

Barb said...

How fun - and wonderful quilts. So many different styles and techniques. I loved the Red & WHite.
Your fabric finds are great. I like the green with cars. I like to buy car fabric as my father worked at Ford Motor Co. for 35 years.
cold day? I'm jealous!

Melissa P said...

That red bird fabric is incredible! A great addition to your beautiful stash.

All those quilts are very inspiring. I'm sure your mind has been racing ever since. Thanks for getting so many photos to share!

beth said...

What a GREAT show! Thanks for sharing it with us!

regan said...

What a great show! And I think my favorite was Beryl's Oak Leaves and Tulips.....fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

Katy Cameron said...

Lovely diverse selection of quilts there :o)

liniecat said...

Thankyou for a peep beyond our shore! I love that almost Boro Wagga quilt............

Kelly said...

Wow there are some beauties in there!

Terry said...

Glad you and Kathy took photos I was so engaged I forgot to snap.
Like ALL your purchases.

Mary said...

Wow! What a great show! And Ohio Meadow :) My home state :) Thank you for explaining Wagga....I have been seeing that term, but didn't understand the meaning. The colors and textures are gorgeous. Looks like the two of us brought home the same fabric this week! LOL!

Nifty Quilts said...

Thank you for the peeks at the show! Truly amazing works.

Sujata Shah said...

Rachael,
What a beautiful show! I love those Wagga quilts. I have a little pile of wool samples. I still haven't decided if I should make a Wagga or an Amish quilt. Love what you bought.

Karen said...

Nice round-up of the show. I am looking forward to seeing what you make with the wools and I adore the piece of bird fabric you got. He would look great wandering around your houses.

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