Friday, May 28, 2010

QuiltWest 2010 Overview

This is our wonderful exhibition committee (includes some wonderful volunteers as well). This is the only time we were all in one place. You will never see such a group of smart, funny, hard-working ladies as these. And very talented quilters too!

A quick lesson in assembling the metal quilt stands.

Everything is laid out and it's all systems go.

Now how did this go?

Before you know it it's time for the opening ceremony. We used a powerpoint presentation to show which quilt won which prize. The quilt displayed there is one started by one of our members (now deceased) and finished by another member and then presented to the Breast Cancer Association.

This amazing quilt was awarded Best Of Show. The threadwork is just incredible. Jocelyn Leath is a leading international quilt artist and lives here in Perth. Before you know it, it's time to pack up and go home. The quilt stands are dropped and taken apart.The quilts are put in their bags and ready to be picked up by their owners.
It's all hands on deck and before long everything is folded and counted and packed away ready to go back to the storage unit.
Monday came and I felt like I was run over by a truck, but am mostly recovered for now. I do have a few more photos of quilts to show but that will come next time. Overall the exhibition was considered a great success.
Happy Quilting!

9 comments:

Allie said...

That looks like a great show - the Best of Show quilt is AMAZING!!! The show really looks like a lot of work.

Sheri Howard said...

Looks like your show was great....and yes, some of those quils are works of art! Thanks for sharing!

nima said...

wow...never get to see this effort of the members before and after the quilt show i have just seen beautiful quilts hanging around....thank you for sharing the images of beautiful quilts...looking forward to see all other lovely quilts

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

This is the first time I have seen the before and after also. I can only imagine all the work that goes into these shows.

Teresa aka MarieSews said...

Congratulations on a job well done. Thanks for the glimpse into the scene behind the show. I'm sure there are lots of stories to tell about that enterprise. I wish I could have seen the show. I look forward to more pictures of the quilts displayed.

Chookyblue...... said...

thanks for sharing.........

Julia said...

We never get to see this part...you girls did an amazing job..it all looked so lovely and well set up..Thanks for sharing this...
Julia ♥

Maree: said...

It's such a Big Job...Glad it was a Success..TFS.
cheers

Barb said...

Looks like a lot of work, no wonder you feel ran over...

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