Sunday, April 1, 2012

Essendon Quilters exhibition

A good friend of mine, who is not into textiles at all, discovered that the Essendon Quilters were having an exhibition at the Incinerator Gallery in Moonee Ponds this weekend.  Then her husband saw an article in the Moreland Leader, so he encouraged her to remind me about it. We went along to have a look.  It was quite a large exhibition, taking up several rooms.
There were quilts that were the results of workshops, challenges and just because the makers were interested in particular techniques.  One of the themes was Flights of Fancy and these works were 3D.

Some of the quilts were huge, some were limited in size due to the parameters of the challenges.  It was fascinating to see the variety and the very precise work that was on show.
We agreed that we both prefer the geometric designs but that the hand turned appliqué, and machine appliqué, quilts were lovely also.
It has almost inspired me to design a cot quilt for a great-niece - she was born a while ago, so I had better get a wriggle on.

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