Posted on | April 21, 2017 | 8 Comments
I enjoyed a lovely day at the Australasian Quilt Convention in Melbourne. Perfect weather to walk through the garden to the Exhibition Building and enjoy the displays inside. This building lends itself so well to displays of this kind. It is worth going to just to look at the lovely restoration work on the building itself.
First up I met up with Rachael from Blue Mountain Daisy. Rachael is here for the four days of the convention and will be talking to visitors about her quilt, Whiz Bang. It was a delight to be able to share time looking at the quilts on display and enjoying a chat before Rachael had to set to work.
It was amazing to see her quilt up close and appreciate all the wonderful work that has gone into every block.
Rachael’s quilt won the NSW section, and the winner for Australia will be announced on Saturday evening at a gala function. Good luck, Rachael.
There was great variety in the quilts this year and I thoroughly enjoyed the display. There were many different sections but I will only show a handful here.
There was a Made in Australian section.
I saw these quilts early in the morning and then when I returned found that they had won prizes.
This kangaroo won first prize. If you are interested, enlarge the picture to look at the detail and the variety of fabrics used.
The possum was runner up. It was so life like that I could imagine it running on my roof.
There was a display of quilts by Luke Haynes. He also gave a lecture in the evening. These definitely need to be seen up close to appreciate the detail.
Obviously there are hundreds of quilts on display but here is one in particular that caught my imagination.
I spotted this one because of the detail and texture in the circles and didn’t realise immediately that it also had a 3D effect. When I stepped back I was even more excited about it.
I can see why it has won so many awards.
Look at the beautiful detail.
I have only given you a small taste of the display. It is well worth a visit.
I am sure many others will also show pictures from AQC, or go to the AQC site.
As always after these events I am inspired to stitch, so I have a sewing weekend planned. I hope you can squeeze some stitching time in, too.