Visitors to the Waverley Patchworkers Quilt Show were invited to vote for their favourite quilt from all on display. There were lots of complaints about this as it was to difficult to choose just one quilt from all the fabulous entries!
Decisions were finally made and the viewers choose A Time for all Seasons an original design by Linda Steele, she also did the quilting.
The voting was so close a Runner Up was awarded as well. Liz Willing took inspiration from Mary Brown’s birds for the centre block of My Heart is Yours, an extremely popular quilt.
This year the 51 entries for the Birds of a Feather Flock Together Challenge were displayed in the cafe. This gave viewers lots of time to think about their choice over a cup of tea and a scone. Again they complained – too hard!
The ultimate winner: Number 227 Eastern Spinebills by Jan Smart. Again a runner up was awarded. It went to Number 223 by Naomi Hynes. Congratulations to Mariya Waters who organised and displayed this very successful challenge.
The beautiful raffle quilt Floral Flight was won by ticket number 2986, and we are assured it is going to a good home.
Second prize, the quilt kit Tribute to Mrs Williams was won by ticket number 0317 and we hope the recipient is someone who will enjoying making this lovely quilt.
After a very busy day on Saturday it was doors open again on Sunday morning ready to welcome another stream of visitors.
Judy’s hand quilting demonstration attracted attention and Norma, Jenny and the rest of the Gift Quilt team were on hand to walk the curious through all aspects of patchwork and quilting.
By mid afternoon we were feeling a bit tired, but all the shopkeepers were still smiling.
Not long after final awards were made and the raffle drawn, the clocked ticked towards our 4.00 close. The set-up crew were about to become the take-down team…
…and everything came down in one smooth movement.
So that is a wrap from Waverley Patchworkers Quilt Show until 2020.
Congratulations to all the Award Winners at the Waverley Patchworkers Quilt Show
Three awards were made on Saturday.
Marie Hart Award, named after our much loved Life Member who has worked tirelessly in all aspects of Waverley Patchworkers.
The winner is chosen by Marie herself and is a beginner quilter. Marie loved the colour choices made by Hillary in her second ever quilt, My Happy Quilt
Dawn Burrows Award
Selected by the current President and named after the founder and first President of Waverley Patchworkers.
Rivka was surprised and thrilled to receive President Jill’s award for her version of The Caswell Quilt. She explained that she made lots of changes to the design as she likes flowers and leaves to look very natural.June Lyons Award, named in honour of a past President and influential teacher. The choice of the Quilt Show Committee and must be a quilt that has been sewn and quilted by hand or machine by one person.
Jennifer is another happy award winner with her quilt Travelling Kaleidoscopes 3 – Heavens Above. She received her ribbon from Suzanne our Quilt Show Convenor.
After months of planning, lots of late nights putting in final stitches and a busy day setting up on Friday, all was ready Saturday morning for Quilt Show 2018.
Art Quilters and Birds of a Feather Challenge
All the quilts hung
Gift Quilts and Demonstrations staged.
Then the doors opened and visitors poured in.
Making all that hard work worthwhile. If you did not come on Saturday, the doors open again at 9.00 on Sunday 3 June, Mulgrave Community Centre 355 Wellington Road Mulgrave.
We are looking forward to sharing lots of specials with you this weekend as this is the last show we will be doing before we fully retire.
We will have lots of fabric cuts, mystery packs and stash busters, felt rolls, lace, braids, patterns, precuts and kits at great prices. Our “ bits and bobs” box contains a whole selection of oddments you may just need and we will have plenty of our stabiliser for you to stock up on.
We hope to see you at this wonderful Quilt Show and thank the Committee for asking us
At Lilly Patches we are looking forward to the Waverley Patchworkers Quilt Show this coming weekend.
We will have an eclectic mix of fabrics including aboriginal prints, batiks, reproductions, blenders, brights and many more.
Browse through patterns, books and haberdashery which are designed to help polish your skills and aid you in completing your projects. Hope to see you all there!
Ask any one about Palm Beach Quilting and wideback fabrics are invariably mentioned.
Maureen is bringing a stand of pre-cut widleback fabrics to the Waverley Patchworkers Quilt Show.
Measuring 3m x 108″ wide in a variety of colours and patterns. They are on sale for $85.50 a saving of $12.
Also on sale are Aster and Anne bag handles at 20% off !
Her show shop will have a selection of kits, quilting notions and haberdashery products.
Included are an assortment of the beautiful
One Day in May patterns by Melissa Grant and the Rivendale Collection patterns by Sally Giblin.
Here is the first of the profiles of shops that will be at the Waverley Patchworkers Quilt Show 2018 this coming weekend at Mulgrave Community Centre.
I am not sure who enjoys Mrs Martins Quilt Shop more, Karen or her customers.
She has promised to bring lots of samples to inspire your next project. She has a range of hand dyed walls and patterns that use wools and felts, along with Moda pre cuts and a basket full of fat 16ths that are mainly small print reproductions.
To help with stitcheries there will be transfer paper that will go with through your printer.
If you are looking for a bargin Karen is selling bolt ends at $10 a metre.
We may be in the throes of preparing for Quilt Show 2018, but that doesn’t provide an excuse for missing Monday night’s meeting.
We are very privileged to have Julie Adamson as our guest speaker. Julie specialises in hand appliqué and hand quilting and is an Accredited Teacher in Specialist Techniques with Victorian Quilters.
She is also a multiple award winner with both Victorian Quilters and the Quilters Guild of South Australia including Best of Show, Runner Up Best of Show and Excellence in Hand Quilting.
Her beautiful jacobean influenced quilt with the yellow background is in silk, and positively glows.
Remember our temporary venue is Glen Waverley Community Centre, near the corner of Waverley and Springvale Roads.
Members: Bring your Challenge Entries for the Quilt Show, or drop them off when you deliver your quilts on Friday 1st June.
Have you picked up one of our postcards? They are to be found in all the places quilt lovers are likely to congregate; quilt shops, libraries, sit and sew events.
The beautiful quilt that has been the face of our show is by Mariya Waters, a member of Waverley Patchworkers.
The quilt is called Look at Me – Look at Me!
It is a portrait of the Eclectus Parrot, native of southern Queensland rainforests and is made up of 462 triangles and the background is quilted with gum leaves.
It was part of the AQC Made in Australia – Flora and Fauna challenge and has recently returned from exhibition in Mexico. Quite away for a small parrot to fly. It will have its own special place at our show, so you can see it for yourself.
There will be lots more birds showing off their plumage at Quilt Show 2018 because our challenge theme is Birds of a feather flock together. The winner is chosen by public vote.
So fly across to Mulgrave Community Centre on the weekend of June 2 and 3 and Look at Us – Look at Us!
Full Quilt Show 2018 information here.