Firstly, thank you to all of the Quiltwest Committee and the very many WAQA volunteers who made Quiltwest 2018, such an amazing success. Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at quilts and talking to the quilters who made them. There was such a great variety, from modern to traditional, contemporary, small quilts. The hexie group ladies, young sews and sews , community quilters and the next gen quilters also played their part.
A photo of ‘Purple Sensation” by Tracey Bareli, which won first place in the Traditional Quilts-professional category. This quilt was simply stunning in real life.
A photo of our hardworking Quiltwest committee, well done ladies. Your hard work, really made for an AMAZING show. Well done to all.
There will be lots more photos of Quiltwest, so keep watching this space !
WAQA OPEN NIGHT – All welcome
Remember that WAQA are holding an Open night on Wednesday 6th June from 7-9pm, at the Stirling Adriatic Centre. All aspects of patchwork and quilting will be on show, from basic beginners to more advanced skills. Many of our member groups will also be there to show you what they do , we will also have our special groups ( Hexagons, Dear Jane, Contemporary, Exotica and the Next Generation gang with their “funky and modern take on patchwork”). Information will be available on upcoming workshops, small group support and membership enquiries. If you can only make one night this year, than make it the Open night, it is an excellent opportunity to have your questions answered and to sample the world of patchwork within WAQA. Tea and coffee and light supper provided, what are you waiting for, bring along a friend and remember to contact Carla on 0423136009 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any further questions.
Our many group were in evidence at Quiltwest, happy to share their knowledge, their passion for quilting and their quilts
you may also like to attend this event being held on June 7th
Enjoy a Morning Jaunt
History in a Coffee Cup
Talk and morning tea, June 7, 10am – 11am
Claremont Council Chamber, 308 Stirling Highway Claremont.
Presented by Freshwater Bay Museum
Kate Ferguson, WAQA Quilt Historian, will talk briefly on WAQA history and a selection of WA quilts. Pat Forster will give a short talk on ‘Tapping into History through Quilting’, with reference the ‘Balbuk’s Country’ quilt set by WA Inspired Art Quilters.
Free, but booking is required. https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=357398&
There is never a a dull moment in the quilting world.