Melbourne really turned on a beautiful Autumn morning, it was almost too nice to go indoors to the Australasian Quilt Convention (AQC).
It was held in the Royal Exhibition building
Which is set in the Carlton Gardens, I was there early so I had a bit of a stroll around first. It's so nice to see and hear water in our fountains after so many years of drought when they lay dry.
There were plenty of tributes to nature inside.
These are the quilts that caught my eye.
I apologise in advance for not crediting all the photos.
There were quilts from Korea...
These were from the AQC challenge: Free
|'Free Board and Lodging' by Kay Murray|
These were from the New Zealand Hoffman Challenge...
Two quilts from the Garden Path theme...
Random quilts that I liked...
|Moon Garden by Judith Coates Perez - whole cloth painted & quilted.|
The workmanship in this quilt was just stunning - love the colours...
|'Southern Stars' by Karen Malone|
Interesting use of colour...
|Infinity by Deborah Laurie|
This modern quilt included the creative use of tea towels!
|'A Little Bird Told Me' by Anieta Barendrecht|
|'Night Bloomers' by Beth Miller|
It's amazing what you can do with leftovers, the blocks were quite small.
|'Left Over Madness' by Wendy Blyth|
|'My Mrs Billings' by Shirley Lodington|
Great fussy cutting...
An amazing achievement considering the maker confessed to not enjoying making the hexagons! (read the label)
|'Basket Case' by Kathy Doughty|
|'Constellation' by Ros Luck, quilted by Leslie O'Rourke (Quarry burn Quilters)|
Loved how this was quilted...
These small quilts by the twelve by twelves were beautiful but difficult to photograph as the sun was shining on them.
|'Floral Nine' by Jane Rundle|
Something Borrowed Something Blue exhibit from the UK.
|'Curious Cate' by Gillian Shearer|
Then I went shopping and discovered some new shops, including Pieces to Treasure where I bought these French table runner kits and was very tempted to start their new BOM 'Love Birds'.
And Mai Misake where I bought some beautiful Japanese Taupe fabric for my Comfort Quilt. Here's my little stash.