Saturday, June 25, 2011

Sydney Quilt Show 2011

Sydney's Quilt Show for 2011 is currently exhibiting more than 400 quilts.  Congratulations should go to all who entered their work, for we all know how much effort is involved in producing a quilt.  Even more goes into a quilt that is entered into a judged show.

A few of the quilts that caught my eye are below:

"Diagonal Madness" by Terry and Jennifer Minchinton of South Australia;

"On the Amstel River" by Denise Griffiths of Shellharbour;

 "Lots of Dots - a Circle Sampler" by Chris Jurd from Blaxland.

  With such a high standard, it couldn't have been easy to judge this show and I think the judges got it right generally.  To see all the prize winners click here and make sure you check out the other 4 categories by clicking on the red bars below the banner.  I think it was a great show.

All the visual stimulation encouraged me enormously.  Particularly 

They are plates of sweet and savoury food knitted by the "Knitters Guild of NSW" who also had a stall at the show.  I came home with enough wool to knit a jumper (translation - sweater) and cardigan.  Seems like I may have gone over to the dark side.


Janet O. said...

I love Diagonal Madness and Lots of Dots. Thanks for sharing!

Nicky said...

I love knitting too - so does that mean I'm on the dark side?? Oh well may the force be with you while you work on your jumper - loved the quilts you picked out and shared.

Carol G said...

Thanks for adding the link to the winners. My favs are Freedom and Mini Magic.

Crispy said...

The river quilt in your picture is so much prettier than the "official" one. Would have loved to see these beautiful quilts in person. Be sure to post pictures of the jumper as you are knitting it. I haven't been bit by the sweater bug yet but I'm sure I will eventually :0) What color wool did you buy?


Cheri said...

Beautiful quilts. Alot of my quilting friends also knit, I have never learned how. There are definately as many beautiful yarns and threads as there are fat quarters. Quilting and knitting both mean contentment to me.
Happy Stitching,

Taryn said...

It is very hard to resist knitting's Siren call.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh thanks for the pics! Wish I were there!

Kathie said...

beautiful quilts! oh I wish I was there to see this show too, can't wait to see more pictures.
ah knitting my DD loves to knit, me too but hard to split my time
quilting calls me more

Dawn said...

ooohh...Lots of Dots... is a beauty - I could never be a judge - they are all winners.
Plan to get to this show one day!
Thanks for sharing.