Sunday, 13 July 2014

Quilt Guild conference: 20th Anniversary

On the Sunday 6th July and Monday 7 th July, I had the  pleasure of attending the 20th anniversary of the quilt study group of Australia. I might add this was my first time at a quilting conference after spending years attending nursing conferences it was quite a pleasant change.
The event was held at the Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour, a gorgeous location with ready access to the city. All the guests speakers were introduced by Karen Fail, who kept the audience entertained with her dry sense of humour.
The first guest speaker was none other than Di ford, who delighted the audience with her story of her remarkable quilting journey.
Below are some of Di's quilts on display ( Permission for photos has been granted by Di Ford)

Next was Gail Chalker from Gatton QLD, who spoke about the Greenmount Cemetery and also showed us her Completed M Smith Baltimore quilt.

Nonie Fisher shared her personal quilting journey and showed us some of her quilts. ( permission was given by Nonie for photos to be used on this blog) happy retirement Nonie!

We all need instructions on how to care for our quilts and this was delivered nicely by Jennnifer Palmer.

In the afternoon we were all given a modern approach to quilting by Jessica Wheelahan, Jessica's quilts are just fun, arty and breaks all the rules of quilting, but what wonderful designs and creativity.

Permission has been granted by Jessica to post photos on this blog)

In the evening we had dinner at The Novatel, as well as a silent auction and sale of goods.
Monday was the uncovering of quilts, these quilts are in the private collection of Trish Bloomfield, Melinda Smith, Caroline Sullivan and Brigette Giblin, lots of eye candy and a fun couple of days was had by all.

I have dedicated the month of July to clear out all my unwanted fabrics and craft items, phew !!!! what a task, all items will be sold at a discount rate for maximum clearance. These items will be available in September at our community quilt Show " Quilts on the Downs"

Until next time!

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