Snaps from the 2017 Sydney Quilt Show

Snaps from the 2017 Sydney Quilt Show

The Sydney Quilt Show is special for me, in fact I would say it's the highlight of my year. It was the first quilt show I ever attended and where I bought my first fabrics, rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat. Over the years it's been the meeting place of some of my very, very favourite people and a place I can be friends with people I don't even know. It was the event that changed my life when I won Best in Show last year. This year was just as fun,  a wonderful whirlwind of colour, friends and quilts. Set up day was on the Wednesday. As you can see there was a sea of volunteers and thanks to QuiltNSW being so organised everything moved really efficiently and smoothly. On Thursday was opening day. This year the show was held in a new venue and they still have to get the lighting right. It was really quite dark so the photos might seem a bit shadowy at times.  As you entered the Quilt Show you were greeted by this stand of hoops. Each hoop represents dif

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My 2017 Sydney Show Quilts

My 2017 Sydney Show Quilts

Spoiler Alert:  If you are attending The Sydney Quilt Show and would rather wait to see my quilts in real life then save this post for another day.  I had a great day helping set up the Sydney Quilt Show. It's always wonderful to see everyone pitching in and getting the job done with a smile. The exhibition hall is now full of beautiful quilts and exhibits.  Usually I like to wait until after the show before showing my quilts because I think seeing photos spoils the surprise, or impact of the quilts for those visiting the show. However this year QuiltNSW is allowing people to share photos on social media as long as the maker/s and designer of the quilt are properly acknowledged . So I thought I'd jump in and show my quilts sooner than later.  I actually have quite a few quilts and things hanging in different parts of the show so if anyone wants to see all my quilts here's a list of what to look out for and where you can find them.  For some reason I can&#

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A colourful Gypsy Carnival day!

A colourful Gypsy Carnival day!

On Saturday morning I packed my suitcase of magic tricks and headed down the highway to spend the day with the Illawarra Quilters.  The quilt we were making was Gypsy Carnival . A fun quilt that brings prairie points from the edge of the quilt to center stage. It's a great chance to use a favourite feature print in the big circles.  It's been a few years since I made the original so to refresh my memory and test a couple of new techniques I did my homework before the workshop and whipped up another one. It was fun to play with a totally different colour palette. I've nicknamed this version Sugar and Spice . Believe it or not my fabric choices began with this little bug. A lovely person had given me some of this fabric and rather than let it get lost in my fabric collection I decided to use it straight away.  All the other fabrics came from my stash.  I didn't have enough yardage of some so I used a mixture but it's a good example of the way fa

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