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.


  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

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

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

  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!!

  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!


  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

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

  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!

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


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