The Perth Quilt and Craft Fair
I had a great time visiting the latest Quilt and Craft Fair this year here in Perth. Instead of going solo as I normally do I went with two American friends, Carla and Becca. It was a full on, all day event for me. I arrived just before opening and didn’t leave until 3 in the afternoon. I had LOTS of time to shop and absorb everything on offer – and of course to spend entirely more money than I planned to on things I didn’t even know I needed. I’ll talk more on that in another post.
Here are photo’s of some my favourites. My apologies to my quilt friend Cat who has a fabulous quilt in the show that I didn’t get a picture of because my mobile phone died on me and it’s what I was using to take pictures. I’m usually more organized and bring a proper camera but in my rush to get out of the house in the morning I forgot it. Her quilt is a testament to meticulous quilting and use awesome use of color. Here is a photo of it from our last retreat. It looked even better hanging on display at the show.
And now, on with the show: (and so sorry some are blurry. Mobile phones just aren't the way to go to capture the best photos)
|Interesting textured piece|
|The theme for this challenge was 'FREE'. This is a close up of the quilt below|
|Beautiful machine quilting|
|A lovely whole cloth machine quilted|
|Close up of one of the hexie. This was thread drawing|
|From a hexie block swap|
|Simple, yet striking|
|Too bad this is blurry. Very interesting|
|Fantastic use of a childs drawing for a full sized quilt|
|Loving this wool quilt and the large stitches used throughout|
|This is from the FREE challenge|