Thursday 1 August 2013

Melbourne Showcase

Last weekend was Showcase run by the Victorian Quilters Guild at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.  I was honoured to be asked to be the Profile A Quilter for this year and had twenty of my quilts on display along one wall of the show.

When my husband and I set them up on Wednesday, the day before the show, I was a little overwhelmed as I had not ever seen them all hanging at the same time.

I was at the show every day and got to meet many visitors.  Several quilters came up to me to tell me they followed my blog which I really appreciated.

The show had many beautiful quilts.  Anthea won first place in the two person mainly appliqué category, and I was honoured to quilt this exquisite quilt for her.   

Anthea won first place in the same category last year with a quilt I also quilted for her.  To see picture of it click here.  It was also on a quilt that Anthea appliquéd that last year I won the Excellence in Long Arm Quilting award.  It is still one of my favourite quilts I have worked on, and to see pictures of it click here.

I enjoyed looking around the shops and bought a little bit of fabric to put in the stash.  I also bought some to mail to my friend Kathy in Canada, but of course they are not in this picture.

I spent a bit of time talking with a quilter from the UK by the name of Anne who kindly gave me a badge and sewing kit from her guild.  I have pinned the badge to my sewing bag, and will remember her kindness.  

The winner of Runner up of Best of Show and the Excellence in Long Arm Machine Quilting award went to Karen of Quilts on Bastings.  If you want to see her gorgeous quilt you can go to her blog by clicking on the link.  The photos really don’t do the quilt justice it was gorgeous.


  1. Congratulations!!!!! What an awesome honor!! Your work is always amazing.

  2. Anthea's quilt is beyond description with words and your pebbles showcase her work beautifully without being overpowering. Wonderful choice! I've got to say that is in my top 5 most beautiful quilts.

  3. Anthea's quilt is stunning!
    Fabric for me... Yeah!! Love surprises especially when it involves fabric!

  4. Oh, Desley! What a well deserved honor!! I can only imagine how you must have felt to showcase your quilts! I hope to see you or one of your quilts seem day!