Lots of people make Quiltwest possible, including a fantastic committee and lots of volunteers, here are a few photos from the set up and a selection of quilts that were in the exhibtion, I am also sharing a wrap up from our wonderful contemporary WAQA group.
Remember too if you live locally, we will be holding our Open night from 7-9pm on Wednesday night 6th June, at the Stirling Adriatic Centre, in Jones Street. If you are already a WAQA member, bring a long a friend, and let them see why you love being a quilter. If you are not a member, come along and see why being a quilter, can change your life for the better!! There will be lots of our groups in attendance, show and tell and lots of answers to all your quilting questions. Light supper provided.
Also a very small selection of the beautiful quilts on show, it was a pleasure to volunteer in a ‘white glove capacity”, it gave me the perfect opportunity to really enjoy all the quilts on show and meet some very lovely people. I am not sure I will ever be in the same league as some of these quilters, but I will have fun trying and experimenting!!
Jocelyne had a few quilts in the show, this is one of them. Again a beautiful design and an original.
It was also a pleasure to meet Helen Owens, her hubby, daughter and new grandson. Helen’s quilt “Counterpoint” has been in the making since 2005. There’s no hurrying a good thing!!
I hope you have enjoyed this very small selection of photographs of the amazing quilts that were on show, hope to be able to feature more blog posts of the makers and their quilts in upcoming posts, so stay tuned.
QuiltWest is now over – many sighs of relief from entrants and organisers both. It was a wonderful exhibition. Congratulations to all those involved in any capacity. There was huge interest in our map display and our activity samples too. The Viewers’ Choice for the maps will be revealed at our meeting and a gallery of all the quilts will be posted soon.
For June Show-and-Tell, we are inviting all members who exhibited quilts at QuiltWest to bring them in for a closer look and for explanation of special techniques or effects you used. Whenever we hear the maker’s motivation and intent for creating a textile piece, it adds enormously to our understanding and appreciation of the creative skills involved. Hints and tips often spark inspiration and provide opportunities for follow-up activities in our group.
There will be a 1 x 20 minute presentation by Meg Cowey on a variation of foundation paper piecing that she picked up at AQC.
Following lunch Sheila Pye and Phil Thomas will present a talk on how the judges select prizewinning quilts.
If you wish to read more of this post head over to their blog:_https://contemporarywa.wordpress.com/ and remember representatives from this group will be in attendance at the WAQA Open night.