The Australasian Quilt Convention is on in Melbourne from April 14 to April 17, 2011 at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens; it is one of my favorite quilt shows and of course I have been counting down the days and it was everything I hoped for. As is tradition, I spent this day with my sister and mother. We had a fantastic time enjoying the company of fellow bloggers, like minded quilters and fabric addicts. Quite some time was spent gazing at stunning quilts. For those of you who couldn't be there I thought I would share with you some of my color, pattern and quilt inspiration:
Transitions by Carol Taylor: Teach Me ~ Exhibition of Tutor's Quilts
Randomly cut small pieces of hand dyed cotton sateen fabric enhanced by appliqued shape, such as a circle or square, in the center of each.
Elements by Dianne Firth ~ tACTile
Lucy's Friendship by Jill Christian (Best of the Best Exhibition)
Mini Quilt measuring only 22 inches x 22 inches. Teeny tiny piecing!
Playing with Color by Yvonne Williams (Best of the Best)
Hand dyed fabric by quilter, machine pieced and quilted.
Homage to Federation by Valarie Robinson
(One Step Further - pushing the boundaries of art quilt making)
The quilting stitches - the variety and designs - are amazing and delightful!
(Click on the above image to Flickr and see larger view).
Machine Quilted by Vicki Jenkin
The Australasian Quilt Convention is on until Sunday 17 April 2011. For an update of my fabric purchases check back here this Sunday ~ Sunday Stash #93.