Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Eye candy overload

It has been a while between posts so there is a lot to share.....here is the first instalment! This past weekend a small group of us were invited by a very special friend to travel to Victoria to see the inaugural quilt exhibition of the Castlemaine Applique Group and what an incredible exhibition it was!  I took over 80 photos just on the first day so have had to reduce them for the blog. As a lover of appliqué this was like viewing the "cream of the cream" with a very strong focus on reproduction fabrics. Many of the quilts have been inspired by antique quilts as you will read on the labels and many hand pieced and hand appliquéd. The labels explain more so I will let the photos do the talking........and not sure if the bike hire was to zoom around the exhibition or not! (and yes to those at home....that would be Kay still hobbling on that broken foot)



 








and this is the pieced back of Di's quilt.............




































We are now being thoroughly spoilt for a few days in the beautiful city of Ballarat with lots of talking, quilting, eating and sight seeing...... so more news of that in a few days. Hope all is well in your part of the world xx

15 comments:

  1. The most amazing, beautiful quilts from a group of very talented ladies

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  2. I would be hard pressed to choose a favorite - they are all so beautiful and such talent!

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  3. I agree with Karina - how to pick a favorite! so many beauties and some of these are on my lists to make - when -- who knows I will never make them all - but I want to :)

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  4. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful quilt show!

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  5. Thank you. That was fabulous!

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  6. So glad to find out that Castlemaine is not just the name of a beer.

    The quilts are fabulous, thanks for sharing them with us.

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  7. what a feast of inspiration. Lucky you to see the exhibit in person.

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  8. What a lovely display and some of your patterns to boot. Thank you for the show.

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  9. Truly amazing. There are so many talented people in the world. Thank you so much for sharing their beautiful work. I enjoyed seeing all of them-stunning

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  10. Wow, thanks for sharing your wonderful photos of this show. So many fabulous quilts and delightful to see several of your beautiful designs!

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  11. Thanks for sharing those fabulous quilts, At least three of thos are on my radar to complete. Such fabulous work those ladies have done.

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  12. Wow !! It's just marvelous !!!

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  13. Wow they are all just incredible. Thank you for the photos.

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