Sunday, April 27, 2014

Springwood Quilt Show 2014

Another Springwood Quilt Show has been and gone. As promised I have some show and tell for you.
There were approximately150 quilts on display so this is just a selection of quilts made by my friends. 

I'll start with Chris Jurd's quilt. Aptly named Fiesta it looks as though lots of wonderful New York Beauty blocks are having a wild colourful party! 

A lot of the quilts I'll show you are Chris Jurd patterns because a lot of local quilters are lucky enough to do classes with her. I really enjoy seeing the same patterns made in different fabrics. The next 6 quilts are based on her patterns.

You'll recognise my Octopus's Garden quilt. 

And Scrappyluscious Stars

By chance it was hung opposite Sue Geldard's version of the same pattern. She has called her quilt Supernova. Sue's border takes it to a whole new level!

 Lorraine Titcume called her version of Chris's Hatchet quilt Tiffany after the person she made it for. 

Lorraine's other quilt was my personal pick of the show. Perfectly named Treasures of Japan after the majority of fabrics that were collected on her trips to Japan. 

I could have look at it for hours. All the 4inch square in a square blocks had wonderful fussy cut images. 
Peeking geishas, flowers, horses, fans... you name it if you looked long enough you'd find it in this quilt. 

Bronwyn English's Geese in the Garden also had beautiful fussy cutting in the center star. I loved her used of reds and greens, every fabric she used looks as though it was just made to be in this quilt..

This beauty by Sue Geldard was huge!! I didn't get the name because it was hanging too high up on the wall but I can tell you that it had a lovely shine from the metallics printed on some of the fabrics.  

Suzanne Laird's wonderful lime hexagons were a version of a Brandon Mably quilt from Kaffe Quilts Again book. I loved her name for it - Fresh as a Daisy

The Springwood Show isn't a judged show but there are Viewer's Choice prizes for each day - Friday, Saturday and Sunday. I don't know the winners of Friday and Saturday so couldn't get permission for photos but I can show the Sunday's Viewer's Choice quilt ...

A Pocket Full Of Posies!!!!!

Yes, I won a prize - well blow me down!! I really couldn't believe it when my name was called out. I'm still pinching myself. I never enter shows thinking I'll win a prize so it was such a surprise! Thank you so much to everyone who picked my quilt and wrote such wonderful comments. It really means a lot to be able to read what you like about my quilts.

Finally a big "Well Done" to the committee. They always do such an amazing job of organising the show. Next year will be the Springwood Quilt Show's 10th year, I've heard they are already planning next year's raffle quilt. I bet it's going to be extra fabulous!

PS. You can see the other Viewer's Choice winning quilts on the Springwood Quilt Show Blog, and a very happy smiley photo of me with my prize. ( still pinching myself!)



56 comments:

Heather R said...

How wonderful to win a prize, your quilts are so much fun, full of colour and technique, well done, Heather.

Ruth said...

Congratulations! I love your quilt! And how wonderful to be surprised like that. I know how it feels as I was shocked when I won a ribbon in March!

Leanne said...

Yay for you !!!! Very deserving, it's a fab quilt. Wish I could see it in real life. L xo

Chris said...

A worthy winner Rachael and thanks for the giant plug!
Also thanks gbf for all his help again.
Having a quiet wine or two.

Jeneta said...

I am not at all surprised you won a viewers choice award - it is such a beautiful quilt. How wonderful that you receive all the submitted comments!

Furball Farm Quilting said...

What a great award to receive!! Viewers choice is fantastic...... no biases, no "connections"...... just pure old fashioned "pure enjoyment"from the viewers perspective. Way to go!!

Mary said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! Of course your quilt won! It's fantastic! And Chris is such an inspiring quilter... It must be wonderful to take classes with her!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Rachael--fantastic quilts you're showing here. What a show! Don't know how the viewers managed to pick, but they were certainly right for the Pocket full of Posies!
best, nadia

Patchwork and Play said...

Congrats on your prize! It must have been a thrill! But no surprise - your quilt it fabulous!

leanne said...

Fabulous quilts Rachael - love that NY Beauty ! Congratulations on your win too - so well deserved for such an amazing quilt :)

dolly said...

You are so creative, your quilt had such a happy personality, just like you! Congratulations again and I look forward to your entries in next year's show. :-)

DeborahGun said...

Yay! Super excited for you Rachael, and not that surprised! Pocket of Posies has got to be one of my favouritest quilts ever :-)

roccagal said...

looks like a very high end and successful show!
wow-I would have loved to see it!
Congrats on the prize for a wonderful quilt!

Melissa P said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy to see both you and the delightful quilt were recognized as winners. Just fabulous!

Fran said...

What a fabulous collection of quilts! I love your one, so tactile, and love the one above it too, with the kaffe fassett fabric.

Kyle said...

The quilts in the show were as breathtaking on the front as they were clever and delightful on the back. Any of your quilts were prize worthy, but your Pocket Full of Posies does make me smile. Congrats.

Judy said...

Congratulations! You did a wonderful job with that quilt with the bold colors and the whimsical flowers. That looks like a neat show to walk through.

smazoochie said...

I look forward to "seeing" this quilt show through your eyes. And so wonderful to see so many of your quilts hanging -- and with a ribbon!!! Congratulations!
Also, your denim Wedding Ring is in the new Modern Patchwork magazine! YAY!!!!!

Tonya Ricucci said...

congrats! I'd have voted for you!

Sandi said...

Congratulations and how great you get to read all the positive comments from the voters.

It is a very inspiring lovely quilt. Had I been there it would be my choice also.

Enjoy the feeling!

Katy Cameron said...

Congrats, not at all surprised it won :o)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Huge well deserved congratulations! It is a beautiful and original quilt! I still love octopus's garden too!

Diane said...

Congratulations! So happy for you and thanks for sharing such a lovely quilt show. I really enjoyed it.

CATHY DANIEL said...

Oh, wow - a big 'well done' from me - so well deserved. All those quilts are fabulous, though. I've been here ages looking at them! xCathy

Shay said...

The Octopus’s Garden looks brilliant hanging there . I bet everyone who saw it thought it was amazing.

And Treasures of Japan is indeed another beautiful quilt.

Congratulations on the win for a Pocketful of Posies. Im not one bit surprised that it was loved by the attendees. It’s a true work of art!

Swedish Scrapper said...

What a mind blowing show! Congrats on the viewer's choice award! How cool that you get to read all the actual comments too :) Thanks for showing some of the fabulous quilts at the show. Your head must really be spinning!!

Every Stitch said...

Congratulations Rachael! It looks wonderful there and the award is well deserved. Thanks for posting the pics of all these quilts - what a colourful vibrant bunch!

Pip said...

Thanks for sharing your photos of the quilts with us Rachael, and well done for winning a Viewer's Choice, its nice that there is a space left for people to write comments about the quilt that they like.

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

What an incredible show - they are all amazing (especially Chris' NYB, her use of colour is phenomenal). Massive congrats too, what a wonderful surprise - and how lovely to get to read the comments!

Nifty Quilts said...

Yea! Congratulations!! I can't say that I'm surprised. Your quilt would have surely gotten my vote. Viewer's choice awards mean a lot. Yippee!!

Lynne Shandley said...

Yay you! It isn't just us following your blog who think you make fab stuff :-D
You look totally thrilled - what a grouse result!

Anita said...

Congrats on your win! Such beautiful quilts! I just love your quilt too :)

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Congratulations!! I hope the skip in your step lasts for weeks :) xx

Sharyn Baldwin said...

Thanks for showing us all those beautiful quilts, I loved them all!
and congratulations on your win, your quilt did deserve it, it is lovely!

Skyline Spirit said...

pretty nice blog, following :)

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Wonderful quilts! Thanks for the the Monday morning wake up quilt show.
Of course your quilt got viewer's choice it is amazing! Congratulations!!!

Barb said...

Congratulations Rachael!!!
how absolutely wonderful and i love that you get to see the comments!
What an incredible quilt show - so many colorful and lively quilts-
congrats again~

Fat Quarter Bird said...

Congratulations...... I would have voted for your quilt too, had I been there! It is always a great display in Springwood! Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Well done! It's a gorgeous quilt so I am not surprised you won a prize.

needleandspindle said...

What a cornucopia of brilliant quilts. The colour is riotous. How could you ever stop quilting surrounded by such inspiration. Congrats on pocketful of posies. The voters are clearly intelligent folks.

pandchintz said...

Congratulations! How exciting!! Looks like a lovely show. Thanks for sharing those gorgeous quilts.

Issabella The Cat said...

Thank you for sharing the eye candy, some true beauties there! Aaand Congratulations on your win :D

Thimbleanna said...

It looks like a wonderful quilt show -- thank you for sharing your pictures. And Congratulations on your prize -- it's such a cute quilt!!!

Michal Woodruff said...

Congratulations on winning something. How exciting for you. I enjoyed seeing this post. I love the fussy cut Japanese quilt too. Wish I could have seen it in person.

Vickie said...

Congratulations Rachael ! There were some very beautiful quilts at your show ! Yours is my favorite however.... Cute, cute picture on the guild page of you!

audrey said...

It looks like your lovely quilts are in good company! Very jealous of your wonderful quilt shows.:) Congrats on your ribbon, so exciting! I'm not surprised that it was a favorite--it's very fun and yet unexpectedly complex and intriguing (because of the use of denim & colorful stitching)!

pompom said...

Congratulations Rachael on your viewers choice prize! Your quilt is amazing. You have such great ideas and the colours are so happy.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Wow, that is so wonderful for you Rachael! Pocket Full of Posies definitely deserves an award. You did such an amazing job on it!

I really enjoyed the photos and the quilt "Tiffany" is my favorite. I love the colors and design to it.

Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

Wow! What a great show! I love them all, but I think I would be most taken by the Japan quilt IRL. I love those Asian fabrics!

Big Fat congrats to you!! You're quilt is fantastic and the prize is well deserved!

Cathy Hetzel said...

Hi Rachael.....Pocket full of Posies.....Congratulations on the Viewers Choice.....it is such a great quilt...looks like it was a successful weekend......

Terry said...

Thanks for the wonderful tour of the exhibition.
Very Happy for your Viewers Choice award.
Seems others are seeing t he freshness and creativity in your work.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning Rachael...what a show! CONGRATULATIONS Rachael....you must be so tickled pink!!!!

Sujata Shah said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! What an honor! I loved all the quilts you have shown here but yours is my favorite because it dances on her own tune! Whoohoo!

Sunna Reyr said...

Big congratulation to you, but I'm certainly not surprised you won.

Melody said...

What an amazing talented bunch of quilters.

O'Quilts said...

So proud to call talented you my friend...such a wonderful thing for you to win a prize...fantastic quilt.

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