Monday, April 18, 2011

Quilt Show

Yesterday I went to the Quilt Show at the Royal Exhibition Buildings in Melbourne and spent a happy few hours wandering around fabric and quilts. There were a few themes for the quilts on display. One was "The Seven Deadly Sins." There were several interpretations on the theme but the incredible work and detail on this one caught my eye.

By Bronwyn and Bianca Hill.
It's called "Hollywood."

Another section of the show was devoted to Tutors' Quilts.
This one was called "Transitions" by Carol Taylor.

The detail and planning that must have gone into this beauty is mind boggling. Makes all my work seem so simple and amateur. I guess that I am also pretty impatient. I rarely plan, because I have so much trouble envisaging the big picture. 

Valarie Robinson looked at her topic, "Homage to Federation" a little creatively and made this:

There were a few 12" quilts that I passed rather quickly but then when I saw them from a distance they really caught my eye.

Alvena Hall stitched, blockprinted, photo transferred, and used shibori as techniques to make "Ribbon Rock" and "Dickensonia"

And this very beautiful log cabin 12" byJudy Hooworth called "Black Water". It's printed, dyed and stitched.

There was more, of course but I'm running out of blog time.
Maybe another post tomorrow with the rest of the day's events.


  1. It was great wasn't it! That 'Transitions' piece was my favourite I think! The colour!

  2. Lovely to see you at the show! I'm sorry that I didn't get to look at the quilts - not enough time away from my stand. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  3. Thank you for the peeks at some amazing quilts! Looking forward to seeing more.

  4. Lucky you! It looks like a wonderful show! Are you on school holiday?

  5. Fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing such treasures. Carol Taylor is one of my heroes. She is such a lovely person and fantastic teacher. I look forward to seeing more!

  6. oooh, that Hollywood poster is fabulous - love it. Lots of great quilts - thanks for posting!


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