Victorian Quilters annual members’ exhibition

Victorian Quilters Inc will present a spectacular display of quilts at the Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair this year. Appreciate the incredible talents of Victorian Quilters Inc members as well as award winning quilt designs and styles.

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Providence by Margaret Mew

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Miss Hitchens’ Whimsy

Highlights to see at this year’s show:

• An inspiring display of almost 300 quilts by members and member groups.
• A range of styles including traditional, innovative and art quilts.
• Amazing entries from the Travelling Suitcase Exhibition, with creative interpretations of the ‘Two Colour‘ challenge.

The Awards Ceremony will be held at 12noon on the opening day of the Exhibition, July 27, 2017.

Special Guests

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Margaret Mew
Margaret is the author of Quilts from the Colonies and maker of amazing antique and reproduction quilts. Margaret has been quilting since her 30’s when she was inspired by a friend to take up the hobby. Since then Margaret has created stunning works, some of which have taken up to seven years to complete.

 
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Chris Serong
Chris has been sewing since she was nine years old and made many of her own clothes as a teenager as well as clothes for her children. Chris has been a constant entrant to Quilt Showcase, receiving many awards for her varied work. You will be delighted by 20 of her magical quilts.

 
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Quilts from the Colonies by Margaret Mew

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Raffle Quilt
The amazing “Aus-Pina”.

Designed and pieced by Margaret Parkinson and long arm quilted by Vicki Jenkin. Tickets are selling like hotcakes. The Raffle is our only fundraiser of the year and aids our Grants and haritable Works Programs as well as VQ events. Tickets $2.00 each available at the Quilt Exhibition.

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The alternate prize is a Bernette sewing machine.

Very Snuggly Quilts will again offer the opportunity to see how these special quilts are made. If you need a 15-20 minute break from walking, there is opportunity to try your hand at quilting. Marie Lee will be happy to answer questions about the quilt making days and where to deliver quilts, for donation to the Children’s Hospital by our registered volunteers.

Come to the Fair to find out more about Victorian Quilters Inc.