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I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little, they become its visible soul. - Jean Cocteau

Friday, May 31, 2013

Favourite Quilt Show Quilts

I wanted to share with you some of the beautiful quilts from the Quiltwest Quilt Show.

Our Best in Show for 2013 is by a member of our Quilters Guild, Jocelyne Leath who does such amazing work over so many different styles of quilting. My favourite is her thread painting but this art quilt made using cheesecloth has so many dimensions & you notice different things up close to what you see from far away.

The runner up Best in Show is a quilt I saw during the making as Rebecca Stewart-Bartell is in my Applique Group. I love it & the best part is all the different styles of machine quilting Rebecca has done over all areas of the quilt. All the different tones on each leaf are quilted differently. Rebecca is amazing at free hand quilting on her long arm quilting machine.

Another member of our Applique Group Megan Byrne, entered the Amateur Traditional Mainly Applique section for the first time & got a third place. The first & second place getters must have been very good. This quilt is beautiful.

Here's a few quilts I liked very much;

Lesley Fry, our ex-QAWA President won third prize in the small quilts section for this round 1930s beauty.

A cheeky quilt next from the AQC Challenge by Elaine Sturmfels of Qld. I see she caught me wearing my blue sunhat!

A couple from the Contemporary Quilt Group using dying techniques and great use of colour.

The quilt above by Hilary Arber is actually square but I don't seem to be able to upload a vertical pic today without it being distorted. The quilt below is by Liz Humphreys.

And finally my favourite pictorial quilt and a close up showing how the waves were made using cotton lace. This quilt was also in the AQC Challenge by Lucy Carroll of the ACT.

Happy Foundation Day weekend to the locals!
Tracee xx

PS - Head home tomorrow & can't wait for 9am Sunday morning when I get to pick up Hun-bun!


  1. Thanks for sharing those... it's so lovely to see such amazing work ... and also to hear a bit about the makers... I'm sure Hun-bun is excited too!

  2. These are fabulous quilt art pieces.

  3. Some lovely quilts there. Thanks for sharing with us. Safe trip home and give the big boy a huge hug when you get home.

  4. Wow they are all super inspiring. When I grow up I want to be able to make art quilt like those :o) hugs

  5. Sew many fabulous quilt to admire. Jocelyn is very talented lady and our club was lucky enough to have her come to Dongara for a FMQ workshop and she brought along a Truck Show of her work..
    I am sure Hun-Bun will be pleased to see you Tracee.

  6. Hi Tracee,
    Those quilts are amazing. Some people out there are just so
    talented aren't they!!
    Cheers, Anita.

  7. Hi Tracee,
    What terrific quilts! I love the use of lace for the surf on the rocks. And that cheeky quilt! lol I think I see myself in there too. BTW Don't worry about your distorted picture, it shows up square when you view the pics as a slideshow.

    Take care,
    Susan in Texas

    PS Your quilter friends are amazingly talented.

  8. Some truly amazing quilts along with some really fun ones as well..

  9. Wow! So much talent. I love seeing the creativity that comes from others. Makes me smile big! :)

  10. I've been trying to leave you a comment on this post for awhile but naughty blogger wouldn't let me. Thank you for sharing the wonderful quilts.


Thank you friends for leaving a comment on my post - love to get them! Tracee xx