Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Travelling quilts

I know I've said it before but my quilts travel more than I do. A few of my quilts are are in upcoming shows over the next couple of weeks so I thought I should let you know to look out for them in case you're nearby.

Australasian Quilt Convention 

For all you lucky attendees of the AQC in Melbourne, you'll be able to see my Blooming Doilies quilt. It won't be hard to find because it's part of an exhibition of quilts that were selected from the Red and White exhibit held at the Sydney QuiltNSW Show in 2015, and red and white quilts do have a way of standing out with their striking colour combo.
I know some of you will be wondering if I'm flying down for the show, I really, really wanted to but alas I wasn't able to make it happen, life is rather busy here in Daisyland these days.

Event : Australian Quilt Convention, Melbourne
Dates: 14th - 17th April
You can read more about Blooming Doilies in this blogpost

Springwood Community Quilt Show

I can hardly believe that it's less than 10 days until the Springwood Community Quilt Show! I'll have 3 quilts hanging in the show. I'll leave you in suspense for the moment as to which ones I'm showing. It's nice to have a few surprises up my sleeve.
The Springwood Quilt Show is always worth seeing with a big hall filled to the brim with beautiful quilts made by quilters of the Blue Mountains. Chris Jurd is this years featured quilter so there will be an exhibit of her quilts, and of course there are the traders tables selling an abundance of tempting wares. I'm already looking forward to the delicious treats they serve at the quilt show cafe.

Event: Springwood Quilt Show
Dates: Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th April,  10 - 4pm each day.
Venue: Springwood High School, Grose Rd, Faulconbridge.
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Pour l'Amour du Fil

On the same weekend as the Springwood Quilt Show, but on the other side of the world in France, my quilt Bubbles will be hanging as part of an exhibit of modern quilts at the Pour l'Amour du Fil, the International Show of The Arts of Thread. It's such a big deal for me to have a quilt on show there, I keep pinching myself.  If anyone happens to see Bubbles hanging I'd love to see a photo to prove it's not just a dream. A big Thank You to Quiltmania/SimplyModerne for spotting this quilt and treating it like a super star. 

Dates: 20th - 23rd April
You can read more about my Bubbles quilt here


World Quilt Show

I was happy as a clam when I saw that my Happy As A Clam quilt has been used on the promotional flyer for the World Quilt 2016 show. Happy As A Clam travelled around the US with the show last year and is getting another 15 minutes of fame on this flyer. Thank you to Mancuso Show management for choosing my quilt and for clearly acknowledging the quilts name and also my name.


So there you are, it seems I have quilts all over the place, adding colour to the world and hopefully making people smile. I'd like to add I'm very grateful for the opportunities that have come my way and allow my quilts to have adventures like these. Hopefully one day I'll get to travel along with them to faraway exotic places. 


I started the post with a red and white quilt so I'll finish it with some red and white cards and wish everyone a fun chirpy week. 

39 comments:

shez said...

Hi Rachael ,wow your quilts are amazing and it must be fun seeing them travelling around,and such lovely cards my friend,hope you have a lovely evening xx

CecileD said...

Hello Rachel !
I'm lucky because I will admire your quilt "bubbles" in real at Nantes !!
Hooray for that !!
Congratulations for all your great work....

Terry said...

You always make me smile . Happy quilts to share around the world and a chirpy greeting.

Jeneta said...

I feel quite proud of you and your quilts! I love each of them and always admire your creativity. I'm looking forward to photos of the quilts you have in the upcoming Springwood Community Quilt Show.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

How exciting that your quilts are traveling all over the place! Your quilts do make us smile and add lots of color to the world, your creativity is endless.

Diane said...

I will be on the lookout for your quilt at the Pour L'Amour du Fil show next week. I'll be there on Friday and Saturday, when I see it, I promise to take a photo! Maybe I'll even be able to sneak into the photo with it. Thanks for letting me know it will be there. Thanks exciting!

Michelle said...

Your quilts might be superstars, but so are you!

Dawn said...

I will be the one drooling over your quilt at the AQC .... sorry that you are not there to join me.
No doubt you will be busy lovingly attending to your Springwood show entries.
Hopefully sometime throughout 2016 we will catchup again.

Kyle said...

What an exciting moment for you and your quilts. Your Blooming Doilies remains one of my favorites.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

Wow Rachael! That's some big news and congratulations! I'd love to see any of your quilts in person at a show:)

Cindy Maki said...

Congratulations on your world travelers, Rachael. I would love to see Happy as a Clam in person. I do get to see it every day on my computer wallpaper, but it would be a thrill to see it hanging in Oregon, USA. That red and white is a beauty as well. Darn it I just like all your quilts. You are so talented. World Fame is yours!!!!!

Janice said...

How exciting having quilts all over the place. I'm looking forward to seeing your surprise at the Springwood Show. Hopefully, I'll get to say "Hi" when we're there.

Patchwork and Play said...

WOW! You are indeed an international celebrity Rachael! I wish you could have come down for the show and we could finally have met! I'm hoping to get to there on Saturday and will make a special visit to your beautiful quilt!

Thimbleanna said...

You have such beautiful, well traveled quilts! I think you should beg them to take you with them next time -- especially on a trip to France! Congratulations!!!

Radka said...

I am not surprised your quilts are so popular, they are stars!
xx

Melissa P said...

Such well deserved recognition! So exciting to have your work all over the world. I know they'll each be inspiring people to get creative.

smazoochie said...

I would love to see one of your quilts in person! Even more than that -- seeing you in person!
Congratulations on your quilting successes!
Big forehead slap here: I finally understood that those are playing cards.
I'm slow, but I do learn.

Susan said...

What a star and 'we' know who you are!!! I am still impressed with the quilt in NH...where I grew up! LOVE those red swap cards :) You need to keep giving us these treats! Who pays for the S&H of these quilts? And I assume they are insured..........

O'Quilts said...

wonderful post from my famous and talented friend...so so great

Angie in SoCal said...

That blooming daisy quilt is gorgeous!

Lynne Shandley said...

Fantastic! You make great quilts and it is fab to see them getting around - if only I could visit them with you!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

How exciting, for you and your quilts! I'd love to see them sometime over here in NZ. Very inspirational, and I love the way you use lots of colour!

audrey said...

Your quilts will be very happy to come home again.:)

Chrissy said...

I hope you will post some photos after Springwood quilt show because I can't go this year so I hope to see it through your blog.
Your quilts need a passport.

Mystic Quilter said...

Congratulations on having these wonderful quilts exhibited in such a variety of shows. I love your Bubbles and looking again at Simply Moderne earlier in the week I was very tempted to make one!!

DeborahGun said...

what a well deserved celebrity you are :-) I am going to the AQC on Saturday and I can't wait to see your quilt - just a shame that you won't be there too xx

Nifty Quilts said...

Your beautiful and fanciful quilts have lives of their own! Almost like children, you shape them as well as you can, and then they go out into the world. I hope you can travel with your quilts someday.

pandchintz said...

Oh my goodness!! Multiple congratulations! How exciting to have your quilts all over the world. I will definitely be checking out Blooming Doilies at AQC. All done you!

Linda said...

It must be very exciting to have your lovely quilts travelling. Hope you get to see them in situ.

Karen S said...

You will just have to wrap yourself inside one of these quilts and travel with it. Overseas is a great idea!!!
I loved seeing your Blooming Doilies up close and personal yesterday!! What a pleasure it was to see your work!!

Sandi said...

Congratulations on all your Quilty travels? Can't wait to see the reveal of your new quilts. A friend suggested that if we were going to put quilts in our quilt show we shouldn't share them ahead at the meetings so there would be some added interest. What a great idea.

Love your little chirpy bird and the moderne looking dot and line card. Both are very Quilty inspirations.

Have fun at your show.

Allie-oops Designs said...

Wow - quilts all over the world, and they use your quilt on the official flyer! How exciting is that! Truly don't know anybody more deserving though, girl, you have such a talent and vision!

Barb said...

How wonderful to have your quilts out there inspiring others.
I think your red doily quilt is my all time favorite of yours - I just love the style and design of it and the doilies make it so special.
wish I could see these in person
xo

LE CHEMIN DES GRANDS JARDINS said...

Bien que je ne sois pas couturier pour un sou, je garde un goût réel pour les travaux d'aiguille. Probablement que cet aspect de ma personnalité se rattache au premier métier de ma mère qui fût couturière. Ainsi vient mon attirance pour un blog comme le tien et pour tous les travaux qu'il présente. Je les trouve très créatifs et porteur d'un vrai message de joie de vivre. Je ne peux que t'en féliciter.
Amitiés.

Roger

Sujata Shah said...

I got to see your clamshell quilt in PA last year. Thank goodness for that. You have an amazing body of work. I really hope I get to see you some day with your quilts.

Sujata Shah said...

I got to see your clamshell quilt in PA last year. Thank goodness for that. You have an amazing body of work. I really hope I get to see you some day with your quilts.

Anne-Valérie said...

Hi,

I was so happy to see your Bubble Quilt in "Pour l'Amour du Fil" ! I had seen many photos on yourr blog and Simply Modern, and there it was, just under my eyes !
I confirm it was in nantes ! I don't know how to add a photo on the comments, but I have some to prove !
Thank you for sharing your wonderful work.
Anne-Valérie

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

How wonderful! I hope the shows went well :) The quilts are all so beautiful and those cards are so very cute!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh Rachael how exciting to have your fabulous quilts on show! You must be so over the moon about it all!!!! Hopefully one day I'll get up to Springwood for a look.....Awesome that one being in France plus on a poster!!!!

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