On Thursday evening Majella and I took a drive down to the opening of the Brookfield Quilt Show. Held in a quaint little historical hall set amongst the gum trees we were immediately filled with a feeling of times gone by - breathing in the air it even had that country smell. We nearly didn't make it as our little man living in the GPS decided it would be a good time to go on strike - just as we missed the exit on the roundabout driving several kilometres before we could turn around - out came both of our phones so that we could get back on track - you can't keep these girls from a quilt show!
There were approximately 100 quilts entered into the show along with embroidery, knitting, crochet, tatting, bears and dolls, clothing, the list goes on. The variety and standard of work was outstanding and as we walked around the hall we were continually in awe of the beatuiful work on show.
Leesa was declared the Grand Champion of the show with her version of Kim McLean's quilt Roseville Album. it was absolutely stunning and definately deserving winner.
Leesa's quilt was quilted by Barb Cowan at Quilt Connection - she did an absolutely fantastic job on the quilting and it showcased Leesa's work beautifully.
We were thrilled to present the winner of the Minature Quilt with their prize of a Kaffe Fassett book and fabric - needless to say we had one very happy quilter
It was lovely to catch up with some of the girls from Schoolhouse Quitlers, who won the group section
Nicky's quilt won the traditional section at the show - it will be heading to South Africa in a few weeks to be gifted at a family wedding
Enjoy some of our favourite quilts and objects from the show....
There were so many gorgeous items and unfortunately I couldn't photograph them all - my ipad photos didn't do them justice.
I would definately recommend a trip to Brookfield next year to visit the show, so keep your ears and eyes open for the dates - it was fabulous.
Judy Newman has a wonderful range of patterns for quilts and a super cute hexie bag - pop in and see them in store - they will capture your heart and very quickly be on your must make list.
Looking forward to sharing the girls work from the weekend class with Wendy Whellum.
Happy stitching ..........lisa