Wow, what a wonderful weekend and such a joy to see so many beautiful quilts on display. The exhibition was a lot smaller than then the usual big space of the Convention centre, but this did not detract from them in any way.
Our committee worked tirelessly to ensure Covid guidelines, were met, the white gloved volunteers did a fabulous job and the refreshments provided by our WAQA quilting group volunteers were delicious.
It was a real buzz to see so many people come through the door and who were very excited that an exhibition was happening. Our sponsor retailers were kept very busy and it was a great opportunity to talk to them, spend some time with the people who had made the quilts and in general just soak up a great atmosphere.
So without further ado, grab yourself a beverage and relax and enjoy the picture show.
As always I have done my very best to ensure I have the correct details of who made the quilt and also acknowledge if the quilt was made from a pattern. Please feel free to email me if you do notice any mistakes, which are unintentional and I will update the information. If you made a quilt pictured , and your name is not with the photo, send me your details, as I would love to acknowledge you, the maker.
Likewise if you would like others to see a photo of your quilt that was on display at the exhibition, and it is not pictured here, then please send me a photo, I have notes relating to a few quilts, in my notebook, but I cannot locate photos. I think I was just, “quilt dizzy” at the time!!
Any queries can be emailed to me here:- firstname.lastname@example.org and of course WAQA would love you to leave a comment or share our post.
Well done everyone.
Both of these young ladies have been learning sewing and quilting skills from their grandmother from a very young age. Their Grandma also had an amazing quilt on display, that drew a huge crowd. I have been asked not to publish a photo of her quilt, titled, “Cost of a sheep” as it may be used in a article/magazine publication down the track. Grandma is Frances Schifferli and it was also a pleasure to talk to her and Heidi and Lily’s mum, who told me that her quilting skills are nil and the girls learnt it all from their grandma, Frances.
Keep your eye out in a few days, as Judith has provided me with some further information about the making of this quilt, sure to make interesting reading.