Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Quilt Shows Near and Far.........

The last few months have been a busy time with a number of quilt shows happening both locally and interstate.
Back in March on a windy and stormy Sunday morning, Lyn chanced across a quilt show in Healesville - Victoria arranged by the Patchwork Collections Friendship Group Yarra Valley. These quilters contribute to the Victorian Quilters Snuggle Quilts Program. Below are some of the more spectacular quilts that were on display.

Victorian Quilters Inc. concentrate on delivering quilts to children with a chronic life threatening illness who are patients at the Royal Children’s Hospital, through the Victorian Quilters’ Very Snuggly Quilt Auxiliary.

Below are quilts typical of those donated to the Snuggle Quilt hospital program.

If you would like to learn more about the Victorian Quilters and the Snuggle Quilts program follow the link to:

Closer to home a number of Linus members found time to visit the Quota Quilt Show at Maleny on the weekend of the 5th and 6th of May and the Mountain Quilters Club Inc Quilt Show at Peachester on the weekend of the 12th and 13th of May which just happened to coincide with the Mother’s Day weekend, lucky me!
On display at the Quota Quilt Show were a number of magnificent quilts designed and made by local quilter Dianne Johnson.

Some of the quilts on display at the Mountain Quilters Show.

Bernardine Hine standing amongst some of her beautifully executed machine thread-work quilts at the Mountain Quilters Show.

Of course there were raffles, spot prizes, demonstrations and lots of yummy things to eat at both shows, and of course it was very difficult to resist visiting the selection of booths selling all those ‘quilting goodies’. 

The theme at the Mountain Quilters this year was 'All about the Blokes'.

Dee was at both shows with her ‘Blockopedia’ booth.

If you would like to find out more about the Quota group at Maleny follow the link to their Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/QuotaInternationalofMaleny/ and the Mountain Quilters can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Mountain-Quilters-Inc-1385418195090054/

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