amazed_Margaret_McDonald_smallerAmazed – pieced by Margaret McDonald, quilted by Susan Campbell, part of the Longarm Quilters display

The spectacular Victorian Quilt Showcase will feature close to
300 magnificent creations

Savour the delights of traditional, innovative and art quilts in varying sizes from miniature to queen size. This year, the Victorian Quilters’ Challenge theme is Flora and Fauna, in honour Australia’s wonderful and unique flora and fauna – and member’s fabulous interpretations do justice to the challenge.

The Awards Ceremony will be held in the Quilt Showcase area at 12noon on Thursday, July 28.

Visitors will also enjoy a wide variety of mini exhibitions to inspire your patchwork and quilting:

• Profile A Quilter – Karen Terrens: known nationally for her very machine quilting, Karen is a multi award winner.

• Profile A Member Group: Strathdale Quilters Inc: from Bendigo will wow you with their own special quilts.

• The Patchworkers and Quilters Guild of Victoria: the oldest Guild in Victoria will showcase modern and traditional styles in their challenges; Blue & White, and Earth, Water, Fire & Wind.

• The Art Group: a group of like-minded women (and one male, Alex!) display their 12 inch square art quilts.

• Other highlight include: The Lucy Boston Quilt, Patchwork of the Crosses; work by a selection of long arm quilters; and some winners and entrants’ work in the Victorian Quilters’ One Step Further Quilts.

 

YOU CAN LEARN
Catch floor talks covering applique, pieced over papers, art and pictorial quilts and more. Friday and Saturday only at 11am, 12noon and 1pm. More info at the quilt show.

Marie Lee and her team will be accepting and making quilts for the guild’s Very Snuggly Quilt Program and you can watch, learn and have a go at quilting at the demonstration area too.

Children’s classes run on Saturday and Sunday. No bookings required.

And visitors can watch hand-quilting demonstrations from guild members and then have a go themselves!

Raffle Quilt – Symphony In Colour (pictured): Designed, appliqued and pieced by Chris Serong and Liz Willing, and long arm quilted by Desley Maisano of Addicted To Quilts. The alternate prize is a Bernette Sewing Machine. Tickets just $2 each at the fair.

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