Yesterday I went up to the Festival of Quilts which is the annual quilting show each November that the Auckland Quilt Guild puts on. I hadn't been for about 3 years, so Rachel and Julie joined me this year as well. There were lots of different exhibitions, but we decided to hit all the shops first and then look at the quilts. I think the highlight was the remnant bin for $1 a remnant. I scored some Tula Pink (mainly Foxfield and Moonshine), and some Melody Miller. They were big remnants...fat eighth to fat quarter size.
While perusing the shops eagled eyed Rachel spied a quilt that was near and dear to her heart. This is Rachel's own tutorial and it was just beautiful.
|Rainbow Crosses by Shelley Pathak|
|And with Miss Wooden Spoon herself. She's gonna kill me for this!!|
We met up with Anne, Adrianne, Juliet, Leonie, and Liz for lunch. It was first time meeting for some of us as well as catching up with old friends. Anne, Adrianne, Rachel and I are all going to Quilt Con together, so we are all very excited about that!
Then it was off to look at the quilts...Here's a few of my favs from the day...
|Love Triangle by Melanie Hastings. |
Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman
|Hexagon Obsession by Marie Harrison. |
These were ¼ inch hexies...soooo tiny!!
|Road Block by Annie White. |
Original design using silks and shot cottons
|Delectable String Star Mountain by Robyn Rognstad. |
This was one of our favs and Robyn's original design
|Close-up of one of the stars|
|Strawberries and Cream by Ashleigh Ward|
|These were hanging in one of the hallways. Unfortunately I didn't get the details|
|Moderation Module by Heather Bassett|
Original design using improvised strips with negative space
|Perseverance By Alison Hartley|
Giant cathedral windows quilt!!
|Pinks and Reds by Robyn Rognstad|
Original design. She did the stars quilt we loved!, That's Julie admiring it ;)
|Pacific Pathway by Donna Ward|
Donna owns my local quilt shop and does amazing quilting. She quilted my Tula Pink quilt.
|Four Inch Delight by Julie Brittain|
This was stunning...so many blocks all 4" in size but some were so intricate.
|Housetops II by Robyn Croft|
Based on quilts by the Gees Bend quilters. She used her own hand-dyed cottons
|Graduations III by Robyn Croft|
Inspiration from Nancy Crow
|Return to Rosy by Rebecca Owen|
Made during a quilt quiltshop with Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Malby
|Simply Beautiful by Julie Vazey|
Inspiration from Blue Ginger by Anne Scott
|Windmills of my Mind by Julia Vazey|
Inspiration: Cinca de Mayo by Karen Stone
|Winter Geese by Melanie Hastings|
|Summer Geese by Melanie Hastings|
|Cheery Canary Bee Quilt by Carolyn van Wonderen|
|Zigs and Zags by Helen Harford|
Kit by Fons and Porter
|Brain Waves by Robyn Rognstad|
|Fractured by Heather Bassett|
Inspiration: http://lindasquiltmania.blogspot.co.nz. She used a neat puzzle quilting motif all over
|The Big Pineapple by Susan McRae|
Inspiration: Material Obsession by Sarah Fielke
|Bright Starry Times by Alison Haines|
Inspiration: Country Garden Quilts by Kaffe Fassett
|Painted Garden by Donna Ward|
Inspiration: Diamond Alley by Sassafras Designs
|Inside Out by Judi Schon|
Inspiration: Kati Spencer
|I loved the quilting on this|
|A Traditional Affair by Judi Harford.|
I looked at this and thought it was Red Letter Day by Thimbleblossoms but then read Judi started this 20 years ago
|Say it with Flowers by Anne Joule|
This was incredible. Made entirely from ties, english paper pieced and hand quilted.
|And The Best of Show:|
Dockside Reflections by Alison Laurence
Inspiration was from her own photo at Circular Quay