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