It seems all the quilts I promised you I would be able to show with permission? There were three. Not the heaps I had though - mainly because I'd either forgotten whether I had asked the person when I met them, or because I asked a few of the Canberra quilters if I could publish their photo on the Canberra Quilters instagram account, but not my blog.
This is one of Bob James' quilts. I met Bob early in the morning when I was having photos taken, and he said such lovely things to me about my quilt, and told me what others had shared with him as well. Lovely man, and it turns out he is also a fantastic quilter. This piece "From Indigo to Silk" took my breath away. Those are 1/4 inch strips. Such a striking effect, don't you agree? Bob won both the Creative Use of Colour Award and the Judges Commendation for Professional Small or Wall Quilt.
Bob also had this amazing piece in the show called "Global Warming". I do love circles in quilts!
Janet Treen entered this hand appliqued, hand quilted and trapuntoed stunner called "Coxcomb and Currants" and not only won BEST OF SHOW but also the Retaining the Tradition Award, Excellence in Hand Quilting (Open) Award and First prize in the Professional Traditional category. To cap it all, Janet is a really lovely lady. I was so happy I got to meet her.
Given I can't show you all the quilts, I thought I'd tell you about the blog posts where the quilters have shown their own quilts! That's almost as good as the real thing isn't it? (I'll update the list as more people blog about their quilts or as Google reveals more!). You can also check out the Prizewinners' Gallery on the guild website.
* Rachaeldaisy's two prize winning quilts here and here.
* Leanne Harvey's prize winning quilt here.
* More on Janet Treen's quilt here.
* Chris Jurd's quilts here.
* Karen Cunningham's prize winning quilt here.
Edit: My friend Di has a very comprehensive blog post on some of the quilts! Thanks Di!
Tomorrow I will show you what I won, and what I was tempted by at the Craft and Quilt Fair. Three words. So. Much. Pretty.