Monday, September 26, 2011

Quilt Show and a Surprise

It has been a busy week.  The housework was neglected as I headed out each morning early to open up the venue for Toowoomba Quilters 2011 exhibition.  It took me back to the days that I was working full time – how the heck did I do that?
There were some really splendid quilts.
This is my utmost favourite by Robyn Ginn.  Robyn is a hand appliquer (appliqueist?? or whatever)  and hand quilter and designs all her own quilts.  This particular quilt is a variation on an antique quilt she saw in a book.
Robyn Ginn Irish Cream Hexagon Tree
The hand quilting on this quilt is extensive and is just so beautiful.
Robyn G Kookaburra
Kookaburra amongst the hexagon leaves.
Robyn Ginn Tree close up
The central medallion.  The tree’s leaves are made of little hexagons.
Robyn calls this Quilt “Irish Cream Hexagon Tree” and it is a HUGE quilt.  She seems to ‘whip them up’.
Another friend of mine Pam made this fabulous quilt using Kaffe Fassett fabrics, and we all know how I love KF.  It is also hand quilted.
Insanity close upInsanity Joye P
This hexagon quilt was also a favourite.  It was beautifully and tastefully machine quilted.  Made by a TQ member, Joye.
The Sashiko Puzzle by Marleen
My friend, Marleen, has finished her sashiko quilt.  Shame on me, I have only done the central part in the same time.
She has put this together like a jigsaw puzzle and called it “The Sashiko Puzzle”  It is stunning in ‘real life’.  This photo doesn’t do it justice.
I got a nice surprise when my blogging buddy Teresa from “All Things Vintage” called into the show briefly one day.  It was so lovely of her to do so,  as her time in Toowoomba was limited.
She is just as gorgeous in real person as in her blog.  It was great to meet her and hope we can meet again one day.
Teresa and me
Looking forward to next year now where, hopefully ,I will be able to show more than one quilt!!!


Suztats said...

Looks like a wonderful show, Dianne. Thanks for sharing the pics. I love the colours in the hexagon quilt by Joye!

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Di,

Wow I am always amazed by people who can create such beautiful Big Quilts.

Radka said...

Some fantastic quilts here, Dianne! So well made. Thank you for sharing your pictures with us :)

shirley said...

The quilts are magnificent. I am always in absolute awe of ladies who quilt. The is so much work that goes into them.

I loved the japanese inspired quilt. In real life it was amazing, and no photograph can do any of them justice.

I did love your leaf quilt Di, I know the work and effort and expertise that went into that...all those little leaves...all hand congrats old girl.

Julie said...

I didn't make it for the quilt show this year, seems as if I really missed a fabulous display!

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous quilts Dianne. Robyn Ginn's work is amazing. I really do love the other quilts too. The Japanese one is so beautiful. Pleased you had a wonderful display, and I'm sure everyone is pleased it's done and dusted for another year. Well done to TQ.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Di,

WOW, more absolutely lovely lovely quilts. Amazing pieces of art. The hand quilt is stunning. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Judy