I have this strange urge to start shopping for Christmas! The year is flying past as event after event is prepped, executed and then packed back away into the shop! The first Quilt and Craft Fair at Glebe Island was a surprisingly wonderful event. The venue was full of light and space which made the quilts look beautiful and the shopping easy. We had lots to celebrate at Material Obsession. For starters, two of our block of the month quilts both got prizes.
String Along came SECOND in the Collaborative category and proudly wore a ribbon the length of the show. Our Cath Babidge and Megan Manwarring took all of our efforts and put them together beautifully so we are all proud of the result and even more proud to be able to offer it again as a quality block of the month program!
And yes! That is Cotton and Steel already made up into a Barcelona skirt!!! As soon as it came in we started cutting it up, imagining what we would do with it and of course the Barcelona skirt came to mind then hand! I NEED MINE NOW! So in the quilt we all picked our favorite blocks like this...Cath's String Tulips. Carolyn brought her love of wonky applique and I love the wedges...we all blended together.
We are also proud of Liesel Moult who has been part of the team for many years. I still remember the first time I saw one of Liesel's quilts. It was a log cabin in Japanese fabrics and I couldn't take my eyes of it nor could I stop marveling at the high standard of her work. Liesel is a delightful, hard working gal with little free time so it was a great pleasure to see her beautiful quilt hanging with a ribbon on it!
Women working together...appreciating the potential growth of living a creative life.
In the evenings we still had time to work on Kat's growing quilt which looks decidedly Gee's Bend meets modern gal. Every piece is considered. First quilt...tick.
Back to the venue...even the outside of the building had beautiful views.
Inside, we filled it with color and fun projects.
We made kits with things that we love like this Fractured Heart from Adding Layers and the started kits for Diamond Dollies and even the No Restraint kits.
We still saw all of our wonderful friends and their beautiful wares like Reece Scannell
and Elaine from Cash Palace with all the great goods.
Some of my favourite quilts at the show also included Cath's tiny picket fences.
And Dawn Toerien MCGuire made this, one of my other favorites...
And Megan's great result from Gwen Marstons workshop.
Then there is Cat's Away, our other block of the month by Wendy Williams which also got a prize, fourth place in mixed techniques.
So that is a bit of a recap and I am taking a few days off! Enjoy!!! k