Upcoming Quilt Shows & A Denim Flower


With all the posts about shows here lately I thought I'd mention a few exciting quilt shows that are coming up over the next few months. 

I've been known to say there are 2 shows I really want to attend some day, one is the big Houston show and the other is Quilts In The Barn, held from Fri 10th -Sun 12th October. The show always seems to fall on a weekend that I'm busy so I'm yet to get there but I always follow Linda's blog to get peeks of the show. It's a popular show that everyone who attends raves about. 
Every year Linda features a super star quilter, often international, and this year she has two!!
Brenda Papadakis - She's the quilter who brought Dear Jane to the quilting world!! 
and Patty Harants, an appliquer extaordinaire. 
Both Brenda and Patty are doing workshops and at this stage there are still spaces. These are their only Australian workshops so jump in. Brenda and Patty are also doing some interesting lectures. For more information pop over to Linda's blog Quilts In The Barn.
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The next quilt show marked on my calandar in big red writing is The Hunters Hill Quilt Show. held from Friday 8th -Sun 10th August. This show is only held every 2 years so it's not one to miss. Some of my very quilters belong to this group and there are always the most wonderful quilts. Even Mr BMD wants to come along to see the show. 
I've heard they'll be showing mini quilts inspired by all 52 playing cards... oh my golly - how awesome does that sound!!
For more info here's the Hunters Hil Quilter's website

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Last but not least Quilts On The Downs is having their inaugural show on Sept 6th -7th. Lots of beautiful quilts made by the quilters of Windsor Downs.
The feature quilter is the one and only Chris Jurd who is also making the raffle quilt.  
Follow Heather's blog Heathton Manor Creations for updates about this show.
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And for all those too far to visit these quilt shows here's a little button bloom with a zippy leaf. It seems I just can't resist putting flowers in pockets.
If you have any quilt shows coming up that you're looking forward to let us know in the comments. You never know someone else nearby might be inspired to go.
Upcoming Quilt Shows & A Denim Flower

28 comments

  1. Thankyou for sharing the information about the quilt shows that are coming soon,oh I love your flower,you are so clever and your work so inspiring Rachael,hope you have a lovely evening my friend.xx

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  2. Fabulous art created by you yet again. I always go to Quilts in the Barn - its about 20 minutes away from where I live. It is always brilliant.

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  3. Good heads up on the shows. The jeans are blooming blue beauties.

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  4. All the shows sound wonder and so diverse. What Fun! Just adore resigned jean art work. Your flower is incredible!

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  5. Sounds like you have some fun shows lined up!

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  6. Dear Rachael, your flower is fantastic - I love the zippy, buttons and jeans fabric!!!
    Hugs
    Deborah

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  7. Those quit shows look great. I too would love to attend Houston one year and Quilts in the Barn.
    I'm going to Quilt Oddessey next week in Hershey (as in the chocolate) PA. I have 2 quilts there.
    Just love to go to the shows!

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  8. p..s love the close ups of your stitching - amazing!

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  9. All of those quilt shows sound wonderful! And your denim flower in it's cute little flower pot pocket, well, it's unsurprisingly beautiful. Denim and striking stitchery is becoming a bit of a trademark!

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  10. I really love your denim flower. Great inspiration.

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  11. I'd love to go to ALL of them! But thanks for the denim flower just the same. You've got quite a bit of denim hanging around, eh?

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  12. Questi eventi sembrano spettacolari!!!

    Ciao

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  13. Looks like you've got lots of great shows to attend in the next few months. I trust you'll show us some highlights. LOVE your posey in the pocket. All your stitching and buttons embellish it so cheerfully!

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  14. Quilt shows are always fun. I've been to Houston twice, years ago, but would love to go again and Quilts in the Barn would so much fun too. Love the stitching detail on your flower, so cute!

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  15. Love quilt shows for the sheer inspiration of seeing what other people are doing ...it always seems so much more interesting and innovative than anything I turn out. I guess lots of quilt show quilts are made for technique and show and mine are made for actual use.

    Keep on doing what you're doing Rach - I fully expect to see your lovely work recognised on a big scale someday soon!

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  16. Very cool!! Sadly, it looks like I'm done with quilt shows for the year. The ones that are close enough to home all fall on weekends I can't make it. One year I'll spend the WHOLE year just traveling around looking at quilts and meeting new cities. Until then - I'll live through your posts. :)

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  17. Thank you Rachael for these....I might just have to start to get out and about and visit some Quilt Shows! There is one here in The Bay in September put on by the local ladies...

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  18. Looks like you have some fun quilt shows in your future. I love that cute little flower in the denim pocket -- adorable!

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  19. Quilt shows are few and far between here in Iceland. And I usually miss them due to farm work. I love seeing photos from quilt shows on blogs and your post from the Sidney show was the best with all the "talk" about each quilt.

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  20. I think flowers in pockets has become your signature thing!
    Those shows look great but a little too far away for me ( -:
    I am meeting Barb at the Hershey show later this week. There are not a lot of quilts but they are spectacular, which is why Barb has quilts in that show!

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  21. These look like great shows! We have the big NQA show here every year in June. I was not able to attend this year. I always love the little pop up shows in rural places....I remember attending one with my mom at the local museum in her small town.

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  22. There's nothing like good quilt show. We enjoy going to the one in November at Braidwood. We've stumbled across a few smaller ones just by chance which have been great. Canowindra has started having a display in their historic Main Street as well.

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  23. You know if you ever get the chance to visit the Quilts in the Barn show, there is always a place to rest your head in my home.....

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  24. Oh Rachael, I've got to change to quilting...you get lots more shows and workshops!

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  25. I love everything about your pocket posey! So fanciful and fun, well done!

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  26. Rachael ... Thankyou for your wonderful support yet again: and you pictures of our 'flags' is still one of my favourites. Iris from HHQ

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  27. Those shows sound like a lot of fun! It's always inspiring to see other people's work-how they use color and pattern to make a unique quilt. Enjoy!!

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