Horsham Patchwork Quilters Show

The Horsham Patchwork Quilters group had their show the last weekend of May, in our local town hall.  The venue is ideal but very very large, with wonderful high ceilings.

Having discovered a new found interest in curves I was drawn to this drunkards path.  However it also caught my attention because I have a few of these fabrics in my stash as well!
A lot of quilts looked tiny when hanging in this lovely space! 
I have previously made Scrappy Trips from my 2.5" stash of strips but I fell in love with this wonderful pretty, happy and bright quilt made by Pam Capstick.  
I love the way she used the lovely colours in this quilt to create the background colour wash and was super impressed with the amount of work in hand piecing all those blocks.
Lots of gorgeous detail (from doilies and embroidery) in this quilt. Up close shot you can see the pieced hexagons with a mix of diamonds and triangles that helps creates that lovely detail.
A second quilt (well wall hanging size) was made by Kaye Hoffman from old doilies, buttons, lace and ric rac.  It really caught my attention because I knew I had a small collection of these at home.  But my mother gifted me all the doilies and fancy work that she had been handed down through the family.  So there is no excuse for me to not make something similar! 
We normally have a challenge at our shows (held every two years) but this year for something different we were asked to make a neonatal quilt (24") and this is mine.  Honestly I made it in a day, using what I had in my stash, but it is one of my favourite makes for the year!  
I really liked this modern version (made by Faye Woodhart) and think I will try making this in a larger block with some of my novelty scraps.
All the neonatal quilts were then taken home for washing by the coordinator and will be delivered to the Very Snuggly Quilt Coordinator of the Victorian Quilters guild in July, who then distribute them to the babies being cared for at Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital.
Happy quilting Sue


  1. THanks for your report Sue, it was a lovely show.

  2. Great to see the quilts... some talented stitchers..

  3. I especially love the quilts using the vintage linens!

  4. thanks for sharing the quilts! loved the EPP quilted with all the vintage bits.

  5. Gorgeous quilts! Such a shame I missed the show.

  6. Thanks for sharing..... Beautiful quilts....


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