Saturday, 22 March 2014

Castlemaine Appliqué Group exhibition

The Castlemaine Appliqué Group put on an outstanding exhibition last weekend. You might want to grab a cuppa as this is long post :)
My new camera got a real work out but I'm still figuring it out so I apologise in advance  as some are better than others! I'll just let the pictures do the talking - the labels come after the quilt. 

Judy at Castlemaine station checking Google maps to find the exhibition

This background fabric made the quilt look like velvet

This has given me some ideas for the broderie perse on AWS

Blurry but cute!

LOVE this background fabric and the quilting!

Beautiful broderie perse


We were very excited to see not one but two Antique Wedding Sampler quilts!!

This was a standout quilt for both of us, the applique skills and the fabrics - just fabulous

It's always great to see a Morrell - this was a stunner!

'Mrs Williams and I' by Jan MacFadyen - of Sew Many Quilts Too Little Time who I met for the first time and we had a great chat together

Caswell quilt blocks by Lyn Wright
This quilt was just incredible, luckily a 'quilt angel' helped us to see more

Loved the use of colour in this quilt

Phew and this was just a sampling! Just amazing.
Back home on the train, a nice smooth ride compared to the Warrandyte bus! 

Appliquéing a CCCQ block 
Checking out Judy's new purchase
A huge thank you to everyone involved and congratulations on such a successful event!!!


  1. I am so enjoying seeing the quilts in the exhibition, just wonderful!

  2. love the Dear Jane - love the Morrell - love them all!! thanks for sharing.

  3. What wonderful photos Carole - such a thorough coverage of the quilts! You zoned in on some great broderie perse and lovely blocks of AWS. Good to see you stitching away there on the train! Tell Judy I bought that book at Threadbear too!

  4. Beautiful quilts. I'd love to see a full view of the rose colored one...

  5. From those of us who couldn't attend, a big Thankyou! So many gorgeous quilts. Feeling somewhat overwhelmed, but inspired to head off to the sewing room for the rest of the afternoon!

  6. Thank you for the beautiful display it was wonderful !!

  7. Great photos of some very inspiring quilts. Thanks for highlighting the Cheltenham Jane Pizar quilt, maybe I will take a trip to see it, here in the UK.

  8. Perfect photo's, so much gorgeous quilts, also the aws. and
    special the Sarah's revival quilt awesome. thank you for sharing.

  9. Great photos Carole- thanks for the label following each quilt. I need to finish a few things so I can start on one of these fabulous quilts. I have the book with Rotherfield Greys but Jan's Mrs. Williams is tempting too.

  10. Wow that took time to load but well worth the wait. Settled down to breakfast and eye candy. Wonderful quilts from very talented ladies. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Thanks Carole for taking the time to post pictures of this wonderful show. I so enjoyed reading about each quilt and seeing close ups of the quilting.

  12. It was lovely to meet up with you and Judy at the show. A lovely blog post of the quilts, Carole, and you did a great job with naming the quilts and their makers.