Friday, 29 July 2011

Vic Quilters Showcase 2011

For the last 2 days I have been at  theVic Quilter's Showcase, enjoying the show. I am in a bit of a post production slump...quilting non stop for a week has left me feeling exhausted! Luckily there were so many great quilts to see at the show that I soon felt revived.

Hearts Desire is hanging in a dark spot (this is almost unavoidable at quilt shows) due to the building and lighting set up. So photo's arent really working. I will try again tomorrow.

I might be a bit biased, but Hearts Desire is sitting very nicely and is flat. And of course, I think it's beautiful.

Thank you to everyone for all your warm and kind comments on my last quilting post - it's so nice to get feedback. Sometimes in blogland it can feel like you are talking to yourself!

Thank you also to all the ladies who have approached me at the show, its always so nice to meet new faces and catch up with old friends too.

I quilt for the love of it. But there's no denying that an award every now and then is very nice too.

Hearts Desire
Mainly Applique - Professional
Runner Up

And of course I must mention Desley, who also reads this blog - as her quilt won Best of Show. Congratulations Desley! You got a Bernina (speaking of my Hearts Desire...who wouldnt love to win a new Bernina???!) Visit her blog to see it yourself. I do have a photo, but I took it sideways and blogger wont allow me to post it the right way up and ...urgh computers.... I refuse to post a picure of a Best of Show Quilt sideways!!

I will post some pictures from the show as soon as I get permission from the quilt owners


  1. Esther your quilt is even nicer in real life. And I totally agree with you, I noticed how beautifully flat and square it was hanging.

  2. I am hoping to come and see it tomorrow...

  3. I am jealous of everyone who gets to see it in real life, because I think it's truly amazing!

  4. Congratulations! How wonderful that you have shared the pattern for not just any quilt, but a true winner. You are so generous. Your quilt definitely deserves a ribbon. Beautiful work.

  5. Your work is outstanding! How wonderful to see a lovely ribbon hanging along side. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

  6. Wat ziet jou quilt er mooi uit. Ik wil hem ook gaan maken, maar dan heb ik eerst nog wat oefeningen nodig om er iets moois van te maken.

    Groetjes Ria

  7. Congratulations, Esther!

    You so deserve a ribbon for this quilt.

  8. Wonderful news. Wish I could have been down there to see it hanging. You sure deserve that ribbon. Cheers Glenda

  9. Congratulations Esther!
    It's am amazing quilt...only wish I could see it in real life..
    Julia ♥

  10. Such a beautiful quilt, it certainly deserved a prize. I must finish up some other projects so I can start this one! Love, love, love it.

  11. Congratulations Esther. I think you do amazing work.

  12. It was so nice to catch up yesterday, even for a little while. Your quilt is of course gorgeous, dark corner or not...

  13. Esther congratulations. I think your quilt is beautiful and even more beautiful in real life than on youe blog. The micro texture on the background gives it such depth. Fantastic.

  14. Esther congratulations. I think your quilt is beautiful and even more beautiful in real life than on youe blog. The micro texture on the background gives it such depth. Fantastic.

  15. congratulations Esther it is just gorgeous. While Desley's quilt is gorgeous. I often wonder in quilt shows why they do not do Long arm categories and domestic categories. It is such different style of quilting and yet deserving of separate ribbons. Now that is my opinion LOL. Winning a ribbon is always breathtaking. Enjoy

  16. I really love your quilt Esther! It is GORGEOUS! STUNNING! and a winner....congratulations.


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  18. I live in Brazil, so it will be quite impossible for me to admire this work of art in real life. I'm sure it's even more beautiful!
    Even though I have just seen the pictures, I wanted to say that Hearts Desire is the most beautiful piece of quilt work I saw in my life.


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