August 3, 2011

Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair 2011

Just as well that Sunday's show was open late.
DD and I arrived about 10:20am and they kicked us out at 7:00pm and we still missed an isle.......
It was a very large show, including Beads and Other crafts - yes....there ARE other crafts other than quilting ;-)
Usually, we start at Isle 1 and work our way to the Quilt Display and then have to charge around taking photos to admire in the sanity of home ----not this time. This time we started at the Quilts and worked back to Isle No 1.  

The quilts on display were inspiring....
But I must admit that I was only looking for one.

THAT one  ..... 
........... the one with the RED RIBBON.
The ORIGINAL   ......
MY HEART'S DESIRE
By  Esther Aliu

Here's a sneak look at the back
'cause I know some of us would like to see it.

Thank you Quilt Angel
(BTW - The Quilt Angel Lady thought I was quite mad when I told her I was making one too, especially when I revealed I had never done appliqué before.)



I still have no idea as to how I am going to quilt mine  ..  let's just get the top finished first ?


Even though the lighting this year was not good. It was awesome to be able to see it.    It will certainly inspire me to keep going ...albeit at a much slower pace.

We came home, footsore and weary yet light of heart - as we have had a wonderful day.

AND to cap it off nicely, I walked into the kitchen to find the table set and my boys (DH plus 2) making Dinner - Maybe watching MasterChef DOES pay off .......

5 comments:

  1. Oh how I envie you to be able to see THE quilt IRL. As I'm from the other side of the pond I haven't the faintest idea for what the red ribbon is. It should be a price or something like that, isn't it?
    Keep quilting,
    Mac (in the Netherlands, who is buzy with Hearts Desire.)

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  2. Yes Mac, the Red Ribbon is indeed a Prize.
    "Heart's Desire - Mainly Appliqué, Professional - Runner Up.
    (Blue Ribbons usually are for First Prize, Red for Second or Runner Up, then there are other colours for Highly Commended and Encouragement)
    I have added a close up of the Award in case you would like a closer look. Thanks for stopping by...

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  3. Thank you so much for making this clear and the extra picture as well. Ah (sigh) if even mine could be half as beautiful I would be happy.

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful quilt again Wendy, great display of it all over. Cheers Glenda

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  5. Thanks Wendy for posting this! Shows are notorious for bad lighting, but nothing replaces seeing a quilt up close. And with Hearts Desire, the beauty is in the detail so it's good to see it in person.

    And, you know, a year on (almost) see how far you've come! Applique is for everyone.

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