Friday, April 15, 2011

Australasian Quilt Convention ~ 2011

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.

3D TV - Not For Me by Agnes Girdwood (One Step Further 2010)


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.

Double Circle and Cloud #1 by Barbara Macey
Foundation Piecing


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).

Harlequin Stars designed and pieced by Emma Jansen
Machine Quilted by Vicki Jenkin
Raffle Quilt

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.

Rita

24 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for sharing these with us! I'm a faithful follower who never comments because there are so many comments...I feel lost. Just wanted to let you know how much you inspire us out here in blogland! and how much we enjoy your work!

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  2. Oh the inspiration! It looks like it would have been a wonderful time! I think my favourite is the Harlequin Stars - love that pattern... and the COLOURS!!!

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  3. While these quilts are amazing, I still prefer the fresh simplicity of yours. :)

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  4. Thank you for sharing these. They are so different from each other and all amazing in their own way; love the one entitled 'Transitions'!

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  5. Thanks for sharing! They are absolutely amazing!!

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  6. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing! Nice to see some ACT quilters in the mix - we are quite prolific!

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  7. Those are amazing!! I'm loving the bright colors!

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  8. Wow! I am suddenly feeling very inexperienced! Thanks for sharing :)

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  9. that first quilt makes my knees week! Wish I could see it in person.

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  10. Wow, I'm blown away by these.

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  11. These are all wonderful quilts but "Homage to Federation" is breathtaking--in concept and execution. How cool that you got to see these beauties in person!

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  12. Thanks so much for sharing these!!

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  13. Thank you for sharing these lovely quilts :-) They are realy great - and inspiering :-)

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  14. Wow, Dianne Firth was my lecturer and tutor at uni, I didn't know she quilted! Amazing..

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  15. I love virtual quilt shows, thanks for the photos! I can't wait to see your new stash!

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  16. Wow, looks like you saw some great things both traditional and modern! I'm loving that double circle cloud quilt pattern!

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  17. Very beautiful. I appreciate your sharing these with us. The exhibit must have been outstanding.

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  18. Thanks for the showing Rita, I'm not getting there so it is lovely to see it through your eyes! xo

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  19. Thank you for sharing the quilts, nice to see what other countries are stitching.

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  20. I'm going tomorrow and looking forward to it. Thanks for the sneak peek.

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  21. Thank you for sharing. I sure would love to see this show in Australia!
    Greetings from Switzerland
    Edith

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  22. Thanks for sharing. It would have been great to have been there in Melbourne in autumn too.

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  23. I just loved that convention when I went 2 years ago. I'm in the States so I couldn't have gone. Thank you for sharing the wonderful pics.

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