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't download the photos I took at the show yesterday so these are photos from my archives. I'll share proper photos of the quilts in situ in a future post. 

First up is my Drop of Golden Sun Quilt which is hanging as part of the QuiltNSW Suitcase challenge exhibition.These are all 40cm x 40cm quilts made with the theme Re-cycled, Re-purposed, Re-loved. It's wonderful to see all the different interpretations and especially to see materials re-purposed in creative ways.

QuiltNSW have a wonderful hoop display showcasing different patchwork and quilting techniques. I have two hoops hanging, First up is my Yoyo Bloom.

and my other had to showcase the folded point blocks I love making so much.

On the Bernina stand you'll see my Bernina SuzyQ Flower Girl hanging amongst all the wonderful other Suzy Q panels quilted by quilters around Australia. 
You can stitch your own using the big Q20 machines in their special workshops. Book in at the Bernina stand but book in early, the workshops fill up quickly. 

If you visit the Material Obsession stand you may catch a glimpse of Merry Whizz, though the stand will be an eye dazzling wonderland of amazing quilts, projects and fabrics and you'll be captivating by everything you see there.

My dear friend, Whizz Bang! will be hanging in the Bernina Best Of Australia exhibit. I got to help hang it yesterday, it's always lovely to see a quilt again after time apart. Just a reminder I'll be there between 11-1pm on Saturday and Sunday if you'd like to come and say hello.

As for my Sydney Show Quilt Entries.

Yoyos a la mode, an oldie but one of my favourites. It's on the cover of this years Quilters Companion Diary so I thought it would be fun for all the people who have the diary to be able to see the quilt in real life. 

My other entry is very special to me. I made Zap Zing Zowie for the Textiles Out Of Context art exhibition held in March.  It takes the folded point techniques I've been exploring to a whole different level. I loved every minute of making this quilt. You know how some projects are a joy to work on. I'll chat more about this quilt in the future.

It's interesting that both my entries this year are in solid fabrics. I don't think of myself as someone who works a lot with solids, usually I love using pattern on pattern, but there you go, it goes to show I even surprise myself.  

Well - That's the Rachaeldaisy trail at the Sydney Quilt Show. Talking of which it's time for me to get ready to head to the show. I'll be on the train as the sun is rising. Beautiful views through the trees,  mountain scenes and then down into the vibrant bustling city of Sydney. Another fun and fabulous day awaits...

Just a friendly reminder about sharing photos for those going to the show.
If you share any of my photos here are my tags 
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( though I don't really use facebook,  it's just confuses me, I don't know why, it just does.) 

My 2017 Sydney Show Quilts


  1. Hows the morning cup of tea? We have daylight but it's cold I am aiming for the 8: 50 should be in before prizes. I need to have a good look at all your joyful work. Enjoy your journey.

  2. So much gorgeousness in this post! And you know, even your solid quilts say "Rachaeldaisy" very clearly. Funny how that works, isn't it? All that enthusiasm and love of color is not lost in a world of solids.

  3. Wow, lovely quilts!! Merry Whizz is amazing, Whizz Bang is another that I love, thanks for showing Yoyos a la mode, it's a beauty and then of course there's Zap Zing Zowie - absolute stunner! I think your Tula chipmunk Yoyo Blooms is a real cutie. I like the the fact that Drop of Golden Sun doesn't use new fabrics, and whose jeans were cut up for the background!

  4. Oh I wish i had your youth and energy! I hope you have a lovely time at the quilt show and come home with heaps of inspiration for more quilts.

  5. Whoo whoo ! 2017 is YOUR year Rachael !
    Congratulations for all these wonderful events for you but it's thanks to your work and your creativity !

  6. Thanks for posting all your amazing quilts - old and new. I also like studying your yoyo quilt. It has such a great new spin on yo yo quilts. You have truly been an innovator the past couple of years. Exciting to see all your work.
    They are also colorful and happy!
    Have fun at the show!!

  7. Gee Whizz and Zap Zing Zowie! You are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing these gems with those of us who cannot attend. I'd surely like to be a fly on the wall when you talk about your quilts. On with the show this is it! Enjoy!

  8. OMG IMHO My favorite is the recycle sun, etc on the jeans...second favorite is the beautiful model in the blue dress...third favorite is everything else...everything...My heart is beating...omg

  9. Love Love Love Merry Whizz!
    Wish youd bring these things over to the Uk for us to see here LOL

  10. How lovely to see all this fabulous work in one place (Sydney, or, in my case, sitting in bed with a cup of tea). Thanks for a bright and cheerful start to my day.

  11. Lasciano senza parole le tue trapunte!


  12. You're so creative Rachael ! Zap Zing Zowie is amazing ! I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures of this one.

  13. Just beautiful Rachael and I love, love your yo yo hoop especially the two colours in the yo yo...clever you x

  14. Oh, these are all beautiful, so full of colour and happiness! 'Whizz Bang' is my favourite, and then the 'yoyos a la mode' is a close second!

  15. It is almost a one woman show with all the quilts you have on display. I do like the way you participate in so many sections.They all look amazing and showcase so many aspects of your your. i hop you are having a wonderful time.

  16. I like Drop of Golden Sun quilt very much 😃, and all the others of course!

  17. All very fabulous day I will get up there! Love them all!

  18. was lovely to meet you at the show.........I am yet to get my posts up but it will happen.......


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