A quilt class and a quilt show!!

My posts seem to be getting longer and longer but it's all lovely colourful quilt stuff so surely that's a good thing.

It was the Tuesday Material Obsession class yesterday
These ladies are really creating amazing blocks and even finished wall hangings. Here are just a few bits of show and tell...

Christina is great at mixing colours.

Denuta made a wall hanging that includes lots of ric rac highlights.

Helena is addicted to doing these feature fabric blocks. I'm hope she'll keep going with these wonderful Kaffe Collective fabrics.  

This gorgeous shell fabric...

...became this fun block.

How cute are these can-can-lady legs. 

And of course every class has quilters fuel..

Thank you Tuesday ladies!! We always have such a fun time!!


Last Saturday I went to The Caring Hearts Quilters airing of the quilts. It is one of my favourite shows to visit because there's something special about seeing quilts hanging outside, especially in the wonderful setting of the Australian Arms Hotel Museum.

As you scroll through the photos you'll see how they make the most of the buildings to showcase their quilts and if something doesn't move it has a quilt draped over it. 

The Caring Hearts Quilters are a group of 9 quilters who make quilts for various charities, organisations and hospitals. They use donated fabrics, UFOs, quilt tops and quilts. It's amazing to think all of these wonderful quilts are made by so few from what they have on hand.
The quilt show raises money so they are able to pay for essentials such a batting and thread. 

As you can see from the blue skies the show was blessed with the most beautiful day.

 I like seeing the quilts dance in the breeze.

and the wonderful variety of quilts,

from traditional, to bright modern styles, pretty applique and lots of scrappy happy quilts. 

Sometimes there would be curious museum pieces peeking out from behind the quilts.

Every quilt show should have a few wagons to display quilts on. 

More quilts!! They were everywhere!! I'm not sure exactly how many but I would say there were at least 150 quilts. It's wonderful to think that all of these quilts will go out into the community to brighten peoples days.

  Let's finish with a beautiful heart quilt.

I hope you've enjoyed the show as much as I did. To find out more about the Caring Heart Quilters visit their Facebook page here. 

A quilt class and a quilt show!!


  1. Love your student's blocks--they have a good teacher, obviously! The show quilts look great--what an awesome venue to show them off!

  2. Wow - the caring heart quilters are very busy people! That is a lot of quilts!
    The results of your class are pretty cool! The points are fascinating.

  3. Some lovely work from your class at Material Obsession. The Quilt Show was amazing and such a great venue. So much work in all those quilts which erected made to be gifted. Some people will have gorgeous quilts to treasure.

  4. Your student's work is beautiful !
    The show looks like a fun event. Nice to see all these quilts outside !

  5. Wonderful venue for a quilt show! And it looks like a great 'whizz bang' class, lots of happy fabric combinations!

  6. Great colourful blocks there Rachael.....what fun to be able to do these class s! Awesome Quilt Show too....what a wonderful job these people do!

  7. Thanks for great inspiration. So many beautiful quilts to study.

  8. Your class looks like everyone had a lot of fun - great work!

    Thanks for sharing the quilts from the show!

  9. wahoo!!! Outside happy to brighten someone's day...the merry little breezes lifting the skirt of all those beautiful quilts. And RD lifting my day with a nice long post!!

  10. They say you will never work a day in your life if you love what you do! Those classes of yours I know are the result of some work but what a whole lotta fun is being had now! I am so going to get my hands on some of that Kaffe Collective. And I adore quilters who care, and that means I adore quilters......I mean it just busts your heart to see how freely they give of their art to those who need a bit of a hug and comfort. Thanks for reminding us how wonderful the world can be.

  11. Hi Rachael wow what a wonderful post today,the ladies have done amazing work and those quilts are fantastic,thankyou for sharing .

  12. What a show! Beautiful quilts on display here, I love the courthouse steps quilt in muted colours, it's draped over a ?fence in front of a building with a Museum sign.

  13. Wonderful outside quilt show !

  14. Your students are creating some really wonderful blocks. Congratulations!
    Thank you for sharing the quilts from the beautiful display. What an amazing group of talented quilters.

  15. You have some very creative students, which must make teaching a pleasure. The Quilt Show looked terrific. Perfect location and blue skies to show them off.

  16. What a lovely show of quilts. Thanks for sharing them and thanks to the quilters for donating them.

  17. What a great, quilt-heavy post. Living in the UK I always look with longing at pictures of outdoor quilt shows - that could never happen here!

  18. Wizz Bang blocks are a tribute to your skill and joyful approach. They all look amazing. Wayne and I went to the Quilt Airing as well. One of the ladies I am quilting with does long arm quilting for them. Your right it was a perfect day and venue.

  19. You're a busy girl!! It looks like your class in Sydney was a great success. And the quilt show looks like great fun. Those are the best quilt shows - real quilts made by real people!

  20. Your students are doing so well, Rachael. Love that shell fabric. How generous of those ladies to make all those quilts for charity. Lovely display.

  21. Ohhh no doubt your students are sooo talented !
    Thank you for sharing those quilts ! This open-air exhibition was beautiful !

  22. What a fabulous place to have a quilt show and the weather certainly looked beautiful! I love seeing all of your student blocks and the best part is how each and every one is different and unique. So much fun to explore the colors and combinations!


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