Sunday, July 31, 2011

Hello Dear Friends

I have been taking some photos to show you but haven't had a chance to upload them. So this will be a bit of the past and a bit of the present.

You may recall that a few weeks ago, some visitors from the northern hemisphere were in town. By now you have probably heard many of the stories, but I have a few photos to share.

Mary and Joe Koval were in town, and Linda (from Quilts in the Barn) hosted an evening with Mary. It was absolutely delightful. Linda is a fabulous hostess, and invited her quilting friends from various different places. I enjoyed the evening immensely. Mary is so knowledgeable and interesting o talk to. And of course being able to touch these antique quilts was amazing. Remember we don't get to see so many of these here in Australia.

Here are some photos of Mary with some beautiful antique quilts.


One of our favourites, and certainly one to pay homage to.


This was my favourite, the fabrics are gorgeous and it was in such good nick.


Starting to delve into the red and green quilts.



This could be the answer to "How long is a piece of string" but I don't think it was!


We were happy to hear that Mary was very impressed with the standard of our Aussie quilts. In particular that we spent a long time making intricate pieces.

Yesterday we had a quilt show in Melbourne and I was impressed by quite a few quilts. Here are some, more will follow.

This first one is by our friend and machine quilter extrordinaire, Helen Hayes.


Each hexagon centre is made from an old embroidered doily which Helen collected from family, friends and op shops. Looked fabuous.

Not sure who all of these quilts were made by, but their makes are certainly to be congratulated.


This Baltimore is a beauty. Love the border.


That's it for now. I'm still toiling on Panel 6 of Sallie Ann, so nothing to show that you haven't already seen.

Happy quilting,

Deb

9 comments:

Lizzie said...

Sorry we didn't 'bump' into one another yesterday Deb, it was a good showing wasn't it..
Lizzie
xxx

Cathy said...

So lovely to see all your pics Deb, what a fabulous time. I didn't make it to the show so it is lovely to see some quilts from there too. xo

Margaret said...

Just gorgeous! Love the antiques and the ones from the show too!

Kathie said...

thanks for sharing , just beautiful quilts and oh yes a few I would love to reproduce
love that red and green one, and the tulip one WOW!!!!
hope all is well looking forward to seeing more of Sallie Ann!
Kathie

Kate said...

Wow - gorgeous quilts both Mary's and those treats from the show. Sensational piecing on the intricate frame quilt and looks like truly fab quilting on the Baltimore. Very impressive!

Nyla said...

Such beautiful quilts, some quite amazing! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!

Frances Leate said...

What a wonderful show of quilts both old and new. Thank you for sharing these with us all. Happy stitching.

Lori said...

I got to meet Mary in NYC this spring- she is such a lvoely fun woman. How wonderful to see her quilts.
That looks like a fantastic quilt show.

Janet said...

Oh I'm so green with envy. The quilts must have been amazing. Thanks for the photos and sharing with us.