Australia’s 1st Modern Quilt Show!

Written by Julie McMahon of Canberra Modern Quilt Guild

Australia’s first Modern Quilt Show was held over a weekend in early May, and what a weekend it was!

Hosted by the Wollongong Modern Quilt Guild in the Berry School of Art, makers from all over the country (and the world) got their quilt on and submitted some amazing pieces to the exhibition – more than 150 quilts were on display.

Procrasticraft-improv quilt

Faraway Fields by Julie McMahon

Bernina Australia sponsored the show, there were some amazing prizes on offer and it turned out to be the show of the Mollie’s:

Molli Sparkles won “Best of Show” and a $1200 Bernina Sewing Machine for his quilt Sparkleworks.

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Molli Sparkles, Sparkleworks.

 

Mollie McMahon won “Children’s Modern Quilt Competition” and a $250 Bernina Sewing Machine for her quilt Rainbow Magic.

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Rainbow Magic by Mollie McMahon

 

The best way to see any quilt show is through the quilts so here are some of my favorites from the weekend, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did:

Aloft by Jessica Wheelahan

Aloft by Jessica Wheelahan

View from Kanangra by Deborah Louie

View from Kanangra by Deborah Louie

Blue Splash by MonnSqueak, inspired by Alissa Haight Carlton’s, Didn’t get the memo

Gradient by Alys Gagnon. This quilt was made for a Canberra MQG challenge and was the first quilt Alys ever made

Gradient by Alys Gagnon. This quilt was made for a Canberra MQG challenge and was the first quilt Alys ever made.

Modern Medallion by Crystal McGann

Modern Medallion by Crystal McGann

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Morning Sunny Paper by Sylvia Clough

http://canberramodernquiltguild.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/danielle-plus1.jpg Plus One by Danielle Aeuckens (http://www.polkadottea.com), quilted by Angela Walters (http://www.quiltingismytherapy.com)

Plus One by Danielle Aeuckens, quilted by Angela Walters

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Gallery Wedges by Liz Hoyland

http://instagram.com/p/njkH8-KefV/ Starry Diamond by Amira (http://littlemushroomcap.blogspot.com.au)

Starry Diamond by Amira

http://instagram.com/p/nknC3tIk3g/ Improv quilt by Gemma Jackson http://prettybobbins.com

Improv quilt by Gemma Jackson

So many thanks need to go to the talented entrants, the sponsors and of course the organizers from Wollongong MQG – it truly was a magnificent effort and a really positive experience.

Thank you Jules for taking the time to share this great show with us! We love seeing all the amazing work from our members in Australia!

Don’t forget the 3rd annual Modern Quilt Guild Showcase at International Quilt Festival in Houston Texas is open for entries now. Deadline for entries is June 27th! For details, check out the blog post here.

Become part of the MQG today! Check out the benefits and join now.

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