Tuesday, June 27, 2017

2017 Quilt Exhibition - Part One



The show was a great success, lots of inspirational quilts were hung, and lots of visitors milling about, viewing, admiring, meeting old friends, catching up, just generally enjoying their visit to our wonderful Cottage.

Lyn Solomon
'Autumn'
Having won a minor prize in the Lyn Ballinger Challenge several years ago, these are the fabrics I bought with the prize money.
I love the rich colours and feel they exude warmth for a cold winters night in a comfy quilt. Disappearing nine parch is also one of my favourite patterns.
Quilted by Lyn Solomon.

Jules Williams
'Retro Brown'
A large trendy quilt made with left over retro style strips.
Just having some fun with left over strips from other projects!
Pattern Design by Jules Williams
Quilted by Letitia Turner

Marie Varley
'Stars and Boxes'
I made this quilt for my daughters 50th. birthday. It is a variation on a quilt by Carolyn Konig called 'Stars Hanging About'.
I used the Asian figures in the center copied from a decoration sent to me by a friend in Vietnam.
Quilted by Fiona Bell

Gwenyth Mitchell
'Gwenyth's Folly'
I started this quilt with dirty cream, mauve and purple. Changed to clearer colours and it all became a pickle!
Finally rescued with animal print
Quilted by Gwenyth Mitchell

Fae Dunner
'I Spy'
A comforter made with love for a traumatised child going into foster care.
"Something to keep" and to let them know they are precious to God.
Inspired by love of children.
Pattern design by Dianne Neumann and Tracey Scougall
Quilted by Fae Dunner

Sheila Tweedy
'Can You See The Face?'
Original design inspired by giant crossword on Pinterest. Fabrics are Canik Batiks 'Gemstones' given to me from the group several years ago. I also added some of my own hand dyed blue fabric.
The backing fabric was a 'must have' purchase.
Pattern design by Sheila tweedy
Quilted by Sheila Tweedy

Jackie Swan
'Tuffet'
I had been aware of tuffets being made in workshops and became interested. At the Brisbane Quilt Show in October 2015, I found Terri there selling kits. So home I came with a big box that I hid away in the house, thinking sometime later I will look at that. Then I became aware that Terri was coming to the coast to do a workshop, so I booked in. It took a full weekend and I am so happy with the results.
Thanks to Kimz Sewing and Patchwork - my tuffet is finished!
Worksho with Terri Ahrens

Sue Andrew
'Francie'
Hand pieced and machine quilted by me.
Quilted by Sue Andrew

Sandy King
'Buderim Belles'
I bought the embroidery blocks at a Quilt Show many years ago and finally finished them this year.
I used a single strand variegated thread for the embroidery and love the olde world look and style of the quilt
Pattern design by Sandy King
Quilted by Fiona - 'The Quilting Fairy'
Unfortunately the early morning light affected the photo badly, so some closer views of some of Sandy's beautiful stitches. - A

...more to come soon - A

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Down to the wire...


Wednesday was a day of fluff and flurry, the big job of ferrying quilts of all sizes along to be signed in for the exhibition, every item has to be registered, checked off, sorted and stacked
as you see, Lorraine and Karren had everyone under controll while other helpers stacked the quilts in their appropriate piles.

Just a few of the many wonderful items you will have the fun of viewing and purchasing come tomorrow.

Today (Thursday) is 'set up' day, and as I type, gals are working hard to turn the Cottage into an Alladins cave of wonderful goodies and visual treats. Sheila has sent a couple of pics of the set up so far,
The raffle ticket table is always one of the first corners to be set up, those two quilts are stunning, again a very big thank you to New Zealand quilter and tutor Joyce Jones for donating her pattern "Mikasa Sukasa' to us to create our version 'Weroona', and of course the gratitude and thanks of all group members for the creators of these two amazing quilts.
Marie for creating the Weroona flimsey, Lorraine for her tinsy binding stitches and Fiona Bell of The quilting Fairy for quilting Weroona,
Janice for creating the Purple Passion flimsey, Beryl for her tinsy binding stitches and Judy of Furball Farm Quilting for her work on Purple Passion.

Wendy did an terrific job of running our mystery quilt-in which resulted an amazing variety of quilts created by one simple pattern, here is just three of them to give you a taste.

The Lyn Ballinger Challenge is up on display.
You will be able to vote for the one you prefer at the Show.

Just chatted with Pat, she is busy hanging at the cottage, hanging quilts that is... she mentioned that they are running out of room, wondered aloud if perhaps the ceiling would have to be used...
Promises an abundance of works for you to drool over.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Counting down...just days to our Biennial Quilt Exhibition...


and it showed at the last meeting, gals running on high octane, busy, busy, busy. Lots of lovely quilts getting the last stitches in bindings, fussing over seams, pressing and making sure everything is schmick. This is going to be a fantastic quilt exhibition and sale, so if you are in our neck of the woods on the 23rd, 24th, or 25th June make sure you pop in, say hiya, have a cuppa, and feed your soul with the beauties within the Cottage, perhaps even buy yourself a little something to take home and pet, either one of the many crafted goodies our group will have on sale or something from one of the traders stalls.

Ailsa breathed a sigh of relief on finishing the binding of this cutie, some beautiful Japanese florals in this deciptively simple looking quilt.

Di had her version of the Mystery Quilt, freshly finished for inclusion in the Exhibition. Our group was inspired by a display at one of our local sister patchwork groups, the ladies from Mooloolah Valley Quilters had done a mystery quilt as a group, it was a visual treat to see all the different effects achieved by different colour palets and placements, we were so inspired that we elected Wendy to run our version of a Mystery Quilt to be displayed at our Exhibition, can't wait to see them all lined up.

Marie was spotted at the beginning of the quilt creation process, cutting beautiful fabrics for yet another 'William Morris' quilt.
Being the super organised and talented lass that she is, all her exhibition quilts are finished and ready to roll.

Now I have a tale to tell on this beauty, Sue W. who does beautiful needleturn with the tinsiest stitches was sorta muttering about 'I reckon this will be my last needleturn'...well I have heard those words fall from her mouth before, in fact if I remember rightly it was just before the last quilt exhibition...so Suz, just start planning the next one.
a closer peek at the beautiful work and the butterfly all over quilting done for Sue by Esther, her fave longarm quilter.

Karen was just finishing up her hexie panel that will be used to create...
another one of these darlings
Isn't it the cutest?
Now as is our wont, we have the Cottage display cabinet full of delicious little patchwork goodies this month to coincide with our quilt exhibition, and Karen has two more cuties in the display, so lots of visual treaties if you visit our show, oh and of course, lots of treaties for your tummy too, arvo teas and delish sangers are to be had for a very reasonable amount.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

2017 Buderim Patchwork Group Quilt Show and Sale


Well, it's less than 1 month before our Biennial Quilt Show and Sale, whew, lots of gals have worked very hard over the past months to make sure that the Quilt Show is just as wonderful as always. There has been an amazing array of quilts and smaller quilted goodies shared within the group both for display and sale at the Show, so you, our many visitors, are in for a real treat.

The show will be held at the Buderim Craft Cottage, 5 Main Street, Buderim on Friday 23rd June to Sunday 25th between the hours of 9a.m. and 4p.m. Entry is $5 and there will be traders tables as well as our own goodies for sale. Refreshments with complimentary tea or coffee will also be available.

Our raffle quilts this year are very special. First we have 'Weerona' (Aboriginal for resting place) featuring some truly beautiful aboriginal print fabrics. The pattern - with a little mathamatical tweeking from Sheila - is based on renowned New Zealand quilter Joyce Jones pattern 'Mikasa Sukasa'. Joyce very kindly donated her pattern to us and also suggested the use of aboriginal prints in the design. Thank you very much Joyce for your genorosity and support, it is greatly appreciated by our group.
'Weeroona' was created by Marie and the binding was stitched by Lorraine

Our second raffle quilt is 'Purple Passion', created by Janice with Beryl stitching the binding. Janice was inspired by a Christine Cohrs pattern 'Pinwheel Delight' from a back issue of Down Under Quilts.

Both quilts have lovely machine embroidered labels courtsey of Wendy

Raffle tickets are available at the Buderim Craft Cottage Atrium Gallery, our community information center, the Buderim Old Post Office and of course will be on sale at the exhibition for only $2.00 per ticket.
Proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets will be going to our charity of choice Smart Pups assistance dogs a Sunshine Coast based charity providing assistance dogs to children with special needs.
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