The Sydney Quilt Show 2014 opened yesterday at its new temporary home at the Sydney Exhibition Centre on Glebe Island. Being it is school holidays here in NSW, my 5-year-old Thomas had the pleasure of accompanying me to the awards presentation and for a browse around the quilt show and craft fair. We opted to park at Darling Harbour and catch the free ferry to Glebe Island (the ferries run every 20 minutes).
The venue is terrific. Light and airy and really spacious. The light is especially fabulous for the quilt show – it is wonderfully even on every single quilt. The quilt show is spectacular – so many stunning quilts to see. Janet Treen took out Best of Show for her quilt Coxcomb and Currants. It is the second year in a row Janet has taken out top prize at the Sydney Quilt Show. Congratulations Janet. You can see all winning entries by visiting: http://quiltersguildnsw.com/quiltshow
Two of Quilters Companion’s regular columnists Michelle Marvig and Deborah Louie also took home awards. Deborah Louie was award Excellence in Domestic Machine Quilting (Open) for her stunning quilt My Sister My Friend, while Michelle took home a Judge’s Commendation in the Commercially Machine Quilted Quilt section for Pigalle (quilted by Veronica Appleyard). Congratulations ladies.
I had the pleasure of bumping into Jessica Wheelahan as she was pinning the ribbon to her quilt Errant Geese. Jessica was ecstatic that her quilt won the Best Quilt Inspired by An Antique Quilt Award and she happily posed for a picture in front of the winning quilt with her two children.
It’s a long day for a five-year-old but Thomas occupied himself taking photos of the quilts he liked and meeting lovely quilters!
And of course if it’s shopping you are after there are plenty of fabulous stands to peruse. If you are thinking of going, the Craft and Quilt Fair finishes on Sunday.