Monday, September 5, 2011

Two Quilt Events in One Day

Saturday - what a great day. Glorious early spring weather and two quilt events to go to. Can't ask for more than that!

First up let me show you my early progress on the Funky birds.

Lots of bright colours and interesting shapes. I plan to change a few things, but let's see how it goes.

I also got the next Sue Spargo BOM in the mail.

Can't believe we are already up to block 8 - and you know when I say "we" I actually don't mean me! Looks like another fun block to do.

Now - first quilt event was Essendon Quilters Quilt-in. One of our Sisters, Kerry, is past president of the Essendon group so I went along for the day. I have to say it was a wonderful day. Everyone was very friendly and made me feel very welcome. A lovely morning tea spread too! Guest speaker was Susan Smith of Patchwork on Stoneleigh, now sadly closed. She had so many beautiful quilts to show. I took some photos but was on an angle so you don't get the full frontal.
The Nurses Quilt

Civil War III
Civil War II (I think)

Dorothy Dumpling (Great name huh?)

Stevie's Garden

Not sure

Little Sparrow

St. Neot Band Sampler

It sure was a nice visit.

After lunch I headed off to Quilts in the Barn, to meet the lovely Jo Morton. The Barn looked splendid as always, with many of Jo's quilts on display. These were supplemented by quilts made by Linda and her friend Bev. Gorgeous use of fabrics - a real treat.

The colours Jo uses are beautiful and rich, the designs very geometric.

Lots of little quilts - and who is that gorgeous woman lurking on the left?

Don't these little quilts look great?

This one will be from Jo's new book.

I have some few more photos to post, but in the meantime, if anyone has any of the fabric that makes up the bird body I would be happy to buy some from you. I believe it is quilt old from P & B textiles, Pilgrim/Roy collection.

Happy days,



Quilting By Celia said...

I also enjoyed looking at Jo's quilts at the barn and the one that's from the forthcoming book is in my sight !Sorry, never seen the fabric. Celia

Adele said...

Sorry i can't help with the fabric. It's one of those ugly fabrics that make the quilt. The quilt that you didn't know the name of is Sallina Browne i have made most of those quilts that Susan showed. She is greatly missed by me and so is the shop.

Love your funky friends but im not too sure if i want to put the emu and kangaroo on this block. Im undecided.

antique quilter said...

what a wonderful day!
so much inspiration and seeing friends what else could you ask for??? absolutely love so many of those quilts
from Patchwork on Stoneleigh...I am in awe!!!
The little sparrow quilt is beautiful actually all of them are , you must have been in your glory!
Meeting Jo and seeing the exhibit at the barn how lucky are you! those quilts are just wonderful, love her colors and quilts too....
hope all is well

Sue-Anne said...

Hi Deb, Susan's quilts are all beautiful aren't they. We went to quilts in the Barn on Friday and loved it. I agree with you on Jo's use of fabric.

Love your funky Birds so far!

Nyla said...

The funky birds looks like fun, I hope you enjoy working on it. Thanks so much for the quilt show, just love them, such inspiration! Sounds like you had a wonderful day! I don't recognize the fabric but happy stitching!

Alicja said...

Dein Quilt ist wunderbar.Alice

Anonymous said...

I have exactly the same photograph of Jo's bird!! Sensational fabric... too bad I don't have any.

Mamen said...

Beautiful quilt your work and are wonderful
Mamen kisses
Precioso tu trabajo y los quilt son maravillosos
besos Mamen

Lisa said...

I think I have some of that fabric. Is the dark color a reddish-purple? (Sorry for the late comment--I'm behind on my blog reading!)

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