Saturday, 16 April 2016

Australasian Quilt Convention 2016

This year's quilts were stunning as always...how can it be possible to do better each year?  One can't really say they are better than previous years, but the creativity is just mindblowing.  I took heaps of photos as usual, and this is about half of them.  The rest still have to be edited on my computer before I can post them.
The highlight of the show had to be this enormous quilt which was made as a tribute to Steve Irwin.





These two were part of an exhibition of Red and White quilts.  There are more red and white quilts photos further along.




Paws and Whiskers was a challenge category for small quilts.   Lots of cute cats and dogs!




AQC 2016 continued

 The above quilt was appliqued using felt with embroidery.




 Love this Willow Plate quilt!


 Look closely at the above quilt - the maker has used crocheted doilies for the flowers in the centre panel.
 This liquorice allsorts is my absolute favourite this year!!


AQC 2016 continued

Here are some more photos of the quilts at this year's Convention.

This quilt showing Audrey Hepburn was difficult to make out until you stood right back, or looked at it through your camera lens.

This one had most people puzzled, it just looks like a jumble of red and white squares.  They stared at it for ages until somebody else who had figured it out, told them to look at it through their camera lens.  Then you realise it is a face of a famous actor.

 The information below refers to the quilt above.





Thursday, 14 April 2016

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AQC 2016 continued



 Above:  This mini quilt is actually made of strands of wool which have been couched in position to make up the vegetables.  Fantastic!



Linda Steele's "Life On The Reef" You can read how she made this on her blog .here