Off I went to the Convention centre on Friday and all I can say is WOW! Quiltwest committee you have done a fantastic job along with your volunteers in putting this show together. I loved each and every quilt that was on show, and could stand in front of each one for hours …. dreaming about making one!
Readers, please note : Professional photographs of the winning quilts will be posted on the Galleries drop down box on the WAQA website in the not too distant future. These are only my personal photos taken on Friday. I will however also be posting some of the photos here as well, so stay tuned.
Great to walk around and chat to lots of people who were also enjoying the show. Lovely to see so many of our small groups there and have a chat with them and see what they are all up to. I am sure lots of raffle tickets have been sold, all to aid the Flying Doctor service, I believe the draw is this afternoon, so I have my tickets at the ready. I have taken lots of photos, so will split them up into a few blog posts.
Quiltwest does not “just happen” lots of hard work behind the scenes, so to everyone who is involved, to everyone who entered a quilt, I say a big THANK YOU, it is one of the highlights of my year to attend . Enjoy a few photos here .
Hard at work selling raffle tickets
I don’t think I have every Quiltwest committee member pictured here, however here are a few of the ladies having fun on Friday.
Jan Rowe award winning quilt, “Two sisters on the terrace”.
Jan and her sister Dianne with Jan’s adaptation of Renior’s painting, “Two sisters on the terrace” . Jan told me there was 5-6 months of piecing, over 1800 pieces and around 65 hours of machine quilting over 25 days. I hope I have these figures correct as was very quickly scribbling in my notebook! If you would like to read more about Jan, you can view an earlier blog post where I interviewed Jan about her quilts and her achievements here:- https://waquilters.com/2018/10/05/introducing-jan-rowe/
Qwen Parry, letting people know, What do you do with all your leftover scraps of wadding and fabric. They had some great ideas that I fully intend to implement!
1st Prize- small quilts professional- Elizabeth Humphreys.