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!)