Friday, July 23, 2010

The Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair 2010


Yesterday was spent at the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair, where I met up with family and craft friends.  I managed to stash some fabrics, play with dream sewing machines as well as be inspired by the colors and techniques of the quilts on display.  I thought I'd show you some of the highlights of my day starting with the my favorite:


King David's Modern Crown by Karen from Quilts on Bastings

Karen's quilt - Kind David's Modern Crown - was entered in the Long Arm section of the Exhibition and was awared a Runners Up Ribbon.  You can see  more pictures of this quilt on Karen's Blog.  I think we were both equally excited about this wonderful achievement!

Texas Star by Sandra Boyle
Hand pieced and hand quilted

Twenty Ten by Susan Pepper
 This is only a snippet of the quilt - I just loved the unique technique and use of fabric

Cells by Raelene Kwong


The Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair is on until July 25, 2010.

10 comments:

  1. Dear Rita,
    Many thanks for this posting for a snippet of the Fair - I returned back to Perth earlier this week after having 2 weeks "home" in Melbourne however just missed the show so it was lovely to see some gorgeous displayed quilts - congratulations to your sister too!
    Bye for now, Christine

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  2. Thanks for posting my quilt - it was a great day!

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  3. Those are some beautiful quilts! Thank you for sharing!

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  4. Amazingly gorgeous! They're all so beautiful... and I've been staring at that last picture, studying it for ages! :) Thanks for posting them!!

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  5. ohhhhh such eye candy!!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't make it to the sydney show but those quilts look beautiful

    thanks for sharing for those of us who can't make it!

    Corrie:)

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  6. I have a sewing machine question for you! Since you've been borrowing the 440QE do you love it as much as you thought you would? How does it compare to your Janome? I am hunting for a machine at the moment and considering a 440QE or a Janome Horizon and wondering what your thoughts are?
    Thanks so much :D

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  7. I went to the show today and I also loved the King David's Modern Crown. It was the winner for me.

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  8. What gorgeous quilts! I absolutely love that 'cells' one - I wish I could get up closer to it! And the block of the month is stunning! Thanks for all the eye candy!

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  9. Saw your Crop Circle quilt and this one over on Patch Andi and swooned - your quilting is absolutely incredible!!

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