Monday, April 7, 2014

My Quilts At The AQA Exhibition

 This is a very quick post as I am home from Melbourne and off to work nights again. It was lovely to see my quilts finished and hanging at the AQA Exhibition and DH was very impressed with them which was a bonus. The first one is my "Mrs Williams and I" quilt which is a reproduction of a mid 1800s quilt. The pattern is called "A Tribute to Mrs Williams" and it is still available at Threadbear and is by Corliss Searcy.
 This quilt is my version of Elizabeth's Legacy and our group was given permission to reproduce the quilt which was started by an 8 year old girl, Elizabeth Smith, as she started her new life in Australia, living by the Yarra River in Melbourne. My version is quite different to the others presented as I used modern fabrics and it was lovely to see how everyone had made their own versions of this quilt. I'll show close-ups of this one as soon as I have time.
This last quilt I named "Hexagon Charm" and was made from the squares of fabric I swapped with quilters around the world to celebrate the Millennium. I included this one as hexagons are undergoing a revival and hopefully it's one of those quilts that might encourage some "new to quilting" ladies to start their own quilting journey.
 I was thrilled to hear from one of our award winning quilters who told me my machine quilting was good and I shouldn't be worried about whether or not it was good enough for an exhibition. That was so lovely to hear as I know I need to practice more but will try to quilt more and worry less with future quilts.
  Thanks for stopping by and it was lovely to meet up with Pam as well as Kate at the Exhibition.
 Hugs, Jan Mac

5 comments:

Sharon~Two Bits Patches said...

They're lovely Jan, and the venue would have been great to display all the quilts. I was at Castlemaine on the weekend but of course the market building was empty of quilts :(

margaret said...

thank you for sharing these beauties with us, all very nice indeed, you must have been one proud lady seeing them on display quite right too

marijke Kleefman-Sandee said...

they're so beautiful Jan .an amazing job you did .
You can be proud to had them on display.

Carole~Wheels on the Warrandyte Bus said...

My sister and I loved seeing your 3 quilts, you are a very talented quilter.

Jan Mac said...

Thank you all for your very kind comments. I guess like most quilters we see what we could improve on and forget that most people don't see the little wobbles of quilting.
Hugs, Jan Mac