We had such a special meeting this week. Kathy brought Maria Shell along to speak to us and we had 7 guest quilters join us as well. It was very nice having visitors to our hall.
Maria took us through her quilting journey and showed pictures of quilts she has made since she began. She even showed us her quilts that had been entered into shows, only to be rejected.
After all that she showed two quilts that have since won second place.
It was interesting to see how her style gradually changed. Maria is trying new things
all the time. A very creative lady.
We certainly enjoyed our day with her.
It was Maria's first time in Australia. She is keen to return. Maria has held workshops in Melbourne for the Modern Quilt Group. Then to Sydney for workshops this weekend with Kathy Doughty at Material Obsession - Making Prints out of Solids on Saturday and Improv Triangles, Perfectly Pointless on Sunday.
She is then off to New Zealand, New York and finally the International Quilt Festival in Houston which starts on October 28.
A busy schedule.
A big thank you to Heather, Joy, Karen and Hayley for providing the scrumptious morning tea for us all.
Message from Suzie:
As next week is Community Day, we are going to make bags for Days for Girls. If you can manage to bring your machine you will be able to join in and get sewing.
Show and Tell:
Examples of Maria Shell's Quilts:Maria was quite happy for us to handle them and take photographs. There was a lot of interest from our group.
This one below Maria called 'Wormhole'. She has started to work with curved shapes. It is one of my favourites.
Two baby quilts from Lindy.
Grace made two baby quilts. The other quilt was very similar to the one below.
Babies are attracted to bright colours.
A cute baby quilt from Lindy.
This baby quilt was started by Moina and finished by Marie K. The rabbits and flowers were intricately embroidered by Moina.
Mushroom baby quilt from June.
Here is the missing photo from last week. Robyn S. made this baby quilt using blocks left over from a Community quilt.
Until next week .......