Winning a ribbon for my Happy As A Clam Quilt was amazing but I never thought in my wildest dreams that I'd win two ribbons at The Sydney Quilt Show!
My 2nd ribbon was a second place in the Modern-New Traditions From Old Favourites Category for my Neon Bounce quilt.
Would you believe neither MrD or I took a full photo of the quilt hanging at the show?!! We each assumed the other had taken a photo, but no. Too funny! I thought I might get back in today but in the end decided another photo of it will do. This was taken on the steps of the Sydney Opera House.
To be honest I wasn't sure how this quilt would be received. I thought some people might think it was a bit too modern , or a bit too neon but I only had the most wonderful feedback from people who really liked it because it was fresh and different.
Let's move onto some other quilts. The policy states that we can only show quilts if we have permission from the quilt makers. Luckily I know some clever quilters so I have some great quilts to show you.
Remember a while ago I showed these fabrics designed by Jessica Wheelahan?
Well, we finally caught up in person at the show.
Here's Jessica Wheelahan in front of her wonderful Errant Geese quilt that she has "dedicated to those who choose not to fly in formation"
Jessica won the prestigeous award for Best Quilt Inspired by An Antique Quilt.
Here's Jess's other quilt Unconditional/Untraditional, made for the NYC Modern Quilt Guild's 2013 Double Wedding Ring Challenge.
I got to meet another long time bloggy friend in real life Leanne Harvey from Mt Vincent Quilts. Her Metro Medallion Quilt got fourth in the Modern category. She is a long arm quiter and her quilting on this quilt was beautiful. You can see some close up photos on her blog. Mt Vincent Quilts.
Leanne's other entry Spinner was a wonderful balance of modern and traditional. You can't tell from the photo but the white areas were pieced blocks of white fabrics.
Chris Jurd's Cut Loose Sampler was full of motion, fun fabrics and wonky piecing. Pop over to Chris's blog to see her other quilt show entry and The Springwood Show Raffle Quilt that got a 3rd place for Group/Collaborative Quilt .
I always look forward to seeing Pam Westmacott's entries. She's a friend of mine and I know how much planning and care she puts into choosing the right fabrics. This is her version if Chris Jurd's Jacobean Star, she has aptly named it Jacabean Rose. Great job with the quilting on her trusty Bernina.
I haven't got a photo of the Best in Show to share with you but I was so pleased when Janet Treen from Quiltsalott won this award for the second year in a row. Visit Janet's blog Quiltsalott to see her beautiful Coxcomb and Currants quilt.
And to see all the winners quilts you can follow this link to the Quilters Guild of NSW page.
Now I know some of you are wondering if I bought any fabric. Well I didn't buy a lot at all but I did get some fabulous fabric bundles as part of my prize winnings. A Huge thank you to All the wonderful sponsers who support the Sydney Quilt Show
How gorgeous is this bundle!! Nellie Hill by Rosalie Quinlan.
And I also received this jellyroll of white fabric, super sharp snips and the cutest cat organic fabric called Here Kitty Kitty by Penguin + Fish. -
I'm excited to have received a voucher to Julie's Superior Threads -Julie has all sorts of interesting and wonderful threads, in all colours and for all occasions- who knows this could be a whole new adventure in threads for me.
Every winner recieved a roll of Wool Wadding - Thanks MiniJumbuk Nu-Wool Wadding , wadding always comes in handy!!
And finally a huge Thanks to the Quilt Guild of NSW for an doing an awesome job- those ladies are tireless and excellent at putting on a great event and they smile the whole way through!
So that's the show for this year. Next year there's a Red And White challenge. I already have some quilts planned, I better start working on them, you know how time flies.