Saturday, 18 May 2013


On Thursday I had the pleasure of going to the quilt show in Malvern.  I hadn't really planned to go, but when Paula said she was going, I jumped at the chance to join her.  In the event, there was me, Paula, Maria and Carol (a new quilter) so we had a group outing!  People have asked me whether it was a good show - I don't know about that, but I can say that I had a lovely day out!  Here are some of the quilts which caught my eye.
 I am a fan of old quilts, so this strippy with a modern touch appealed.  The colours are gorgeous! 
A double feathered star - perfect.

A medallion quilt with stars, beautifully balanced. 

I didn't get a show guide (don't know why, as I usually do) but this was one of a series of quilts made with the same pattern.  there were bright ones, suble ones, dark ones, pretty ones, but this scrappy one caught my attention.

The fourth border was beautifully machine embroidered with flowers.  A clever touch.

Double wedding ring in purple, used as a kind of trellis for climbing yellow flowers.   I love the way the background moves from dark to light echoing the light to dark rings.  Great use of colour.

Superb piecing and applique.  The lady in red thinks so too!

Here is an appliqued detail from a pieced quilt.  Very Clarice Cliff!

This beauty was just hanging on its own behind a stall, with a table in front of it.  I don't know if it was an exhibit, but it should have been!

A very simple quilt, made of rail fence blocks in delectable colours, with embroidered circles.

Here's a close up of one of the embroideries.

Couldn't resist a smile at this one - does my bum look big in this!  A worthy rosette winner!

Hong Kong harbour.  I've never seen it, but it's as I imagine it to be.

Earthy colours in this Australian quilt.

I love the way the blocks float on the cream background of this quilt. Not rocket science, but very pleasing.

Wonky houses a la Tonya Ricucci!  And what a cheerful sky blue background!
A stunning Hawaiian quilt - the only one in the show.  Wow!

Hexagons are the new black (apparently!) and this one was amazing!

Here is a close up with my hand to give you an idea of the size of the pieces.  Sides of half an inch?  The little boobles are French knots.  A man was admiring it with me, and we agreed, amazing, but bonkers!  (His words, not mine!) 

There's always a trend at a show, and this year's Malvern trend seemed to be appliqued flowers.  There were lots of them in various styles.  This one was sumptuous.

Here's fresh, lively one.

This one was riotous, and almost Impressionistic.

And what about the shopping?  I'll come clean in my next post!


audrey said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your pictures of the quilt show.:)

loulee said...

Amazing, thank you for sharing. :-)