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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Quilts in the Barn Exhibition



I left home at 6am Friday morning and after picking up Helen, Jan and Michelle, we headed down to Wonga Park, Melbourne to the Quilts in the Barn exhibition, with quilts by the Secret Sewing Sisterhood.  We arrived right on 10am after a fairly intense drive down through the hills towards Yarra Glen and Lilydale in probably some of the heaviest rain I have driven in for a while.  Let me just say that it was well and truly worth the effort.  Above is Deb's Quilt, The Poppies, designed by Di Ford.  It was magnificent!



This is Georgetown Circle by Di Ford.  This quilt is also stunning and unfortunately my photos have not done the quilts any justice.




I didn't catch the names of the above two quilts but they are the same pattern made by different quilters.  It was so interesting to see the different colourways for the same quilt and there were several examples all throughout the barn.



The famous Sarah Morrell quilt was there in all her glory and I got to see her close up!!! 


And of course I had to get my photo taken with Linda, our wonderful host, and Di Ford, the designer of all these wonderful quilts.  Can you see in the background to the right?  It's Phebe!!!!  I also got to view  her up close and personal too!!!!

Corliss from Threadbear was there with her shop and I bought the most beautiful cross stitch book.  I will have more pics for you next post.

Please go visit Linda's blog, Quilts in the Barn to see lots more photos of the quilts.  There were around 90 quilts on display and they were all amazing.  She is putting together a slide show for those of you that couldn't get there in person and hopefully, if you like what you see, you can donate something to a breast cancer charity - she will have it all explained on her blog - and it can then get added to the total of the monies raised from the Exhibition.

After Quilts in the Barn, we went shopping, of course!  More on that next post.

Sue-Anne xxx

32 comments:

Elyte said...

The exhibition was really was a sight to behold wasn't it?
You girls really went above and beyond the call of duty. That weather of Friday was absolutely foul! But it definitely was worth it. Glad you had a safe trip.

Cardygirl said...

Thanks for sharing the gorgeous pics! Sounds like you had a great day!

May Britt said...

Thanks for sharing these photos. It must have been a wonderful exhibition. Many lovely quilts.

Béa said...

Thanks for sharing your photos, beautiful exhibition !

Quiltbenaco said...

Bellissimi i quilt che ci hai mostrato...non saprei quale scegliere per dire questo è più bello dell'altro...
ora corro a vedere il blog che hai linkato
Ciao e grazie
Domenica

Melody said...

I was there on Saturday and you are right, it was wonderful.

Janet said...

The quilts are incredibly beautiful, I can only imagine what they looked like in the flesh. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Julia said...

Only wish I could have been there to see them there...
Truely inspirational..I love every one I see there..Linda has done a wonderful job of organizing the show..
Julia ♥

katrien said...

You have got a very nice days.Thanks for sharing some pics of very beautifull quilts.

Quiltendewilma said...

Thanks for sharing the gorgeous pics!! The quilts are incredibly beautiful!! I love them all....

jean said...

Hey Sue-Anne, Looks like an amazing show, I am so sorry I missed it, maybe next time.
I will be really interested to find out about the cross sticth book. Is it new on the market ?.
Thamnks for sharing your pics

Miriam said...

Wasn't it all amazing!!!! :) I had a great time seeing all those wonderful quilts and chatting with some of those talented, inspiring and creative ladies

The quilts you are missing the name for are Marylebone designed by Sue Ambrose. Mine is still a WIP and after seeing those I have been inspired to get it back out to finish it.

Annemieke said...

Beautifull quilts and again I love all those circles! I wish I could have been there. You get a lot of possibilities to get to shows I think? You must have picked up a lot of new ideas and energy to go on quilting yourself. However sometimes I think, a show can be so overwhelming that I don't do any quilting for a while!
Thanks for the post.
Groetjes
Annemieke

Kathie said...

amazing.....oh how jealous I am and very happy that you went to the show
I am sure it was worth the drive!!!!!
Kathie

ranette said...

Sue-Anne thank you so much for your photos. I wish I could have seen those wonderfully amazing quilts up-close and personal. Sounds like a fun filled day was had by all.

Notjustnat said...

It was amazing! We went through the heavy rain on Saturday too, but it was worth it - Lovely pic of you three ladies - Hugs Nat

Barb said...

What an incredible event and what spectacular quilts. I'm absolutely gob-smacked!
I'd give anything to have seen them in person
thanks for sharing there here.

Brandie said...

Beautiful quilts! Amazing patterns. I'm jealous!

Quilt Hollow said...

I would have loved to have seen these in person! Absolutely stunning! I bet even better in person!!

Deb said...

Oh my goodness are those quilts wonderful. I probably would have parked myself in front of Phebe and just sat there for the day. I'm so jealous you got to see her in the flesh!

Karen said...

The quilts are wonderful. The Georgetown Circle is one I would like to make.

ann'squiltingjourney ~ said...

Hello Sue-Anne, I wished I could have gone also! What a wonderful exhibition. Did you buy the pattern of the Peony quilt? I loved your descriptions below each photo, so funny! Yes, the weather was shocking on Saturday and we had visitors for a BBQ from Ireland!!!! Kind regards, Ann, Victoria!

The Quilted Finish ph 02 63310084 said...

Thanks for posting these photos. I looked at maps but decided a 12 hour drive to get to the quilt show and then 12 hours home just wasn't possible. Perhaps another time. Sounds like you had a bit of a wild drive with the rain but well worth it. The quilts are gorgeous. Lucky you seeing them in person!

Terry said...

Great Eye Candy thanks for braving the weather and sharing your photos.

My fingers are itching to stitch.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

What lovely quilts...thanks for sharing the pictures.

Lori said...

What beautiful quilts in a beautiful setting!!

Karen said...

Lovely quilts Sue-Anne and a nice way to spend the day and a little shopping too! I look forward to your next post.

Siobhan said...

Wow, it looks like the most amazing display!!! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Cheryl said...

Just found your lovely blog and when I saw flower pictures, I knew I would have to follow. Thanks for sharing the exhibition for those of us who could not attend.

gerda said...

oh my gosh..!!!! what a beautiful quilts...and I love to se Sara again..;0))..she was for a long time in our store (Petra Prins in Holland)..and now she is bring Phebe with her..when she come's back from Houston....I CANT WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tomorrow..(saturday) we have our Phebe club...I will make some pictures to put on my blog!!!
have a nice day...and thanks for the loveley pictures!!!!!

*karendianne. said...

Sue-Anne, these are some of the more spectacular quilts I've seen lately. Thanks for sharing these!!!

Marjan said...

Hi Sue-Anne,
Beautiful pictures (thanks for sharing them!) of wonderful quilts... I really like the Sarah Morrell-quilt: wow... you saw it in close-up! Lucky you!