Sunday, 30 October 2016

Malvern Autumn Quilt Show 2016

by Christine Porter of Bristol

The quilt group that I attend made a mini bus trip to the Malvern Autumn Quilt Show last weekend and, whilst it was a long return journey, it was well worth it to see all the fabulous exhibits on display. There were also many excellent retailers in attendance with quite a few bargains available making us all very happy and our purses much lighter.

The skill and artistry that went into many pf the exhibits was astounding and this triple hanging had already won World Best in an American show.
Stephanie Crawford of South Gloucestershire was inspired to create this by a trip she made to China. 

The three pieces of Lindisfarne are also made by Stephanie.
Quilts modern and traditional and here are several unusual and varied examples by Val Thomas

I loved this Attic Window by Elma Richmond. She found this perfect panel on a trip to America
Birds of the World by Gail Lowther of West Sussex
This random scrap quilt on one of the trade stands was so vibrant. 
Spring's Magic by Val Thomas

Christine Porter of Bristol had so many gems on display

Blooms Birds and Berries was by Jean Coumbe
These patchwork clocks are such a novel idea and look quite simple to make.
Irene Wilcox bought some beautiful silk on her holiday and transformed it into this Goan Beauty.
This huge panel of 1 inch hexagons was so effective and a lovely backdrop to one of the trade stands.
We really enjoyed the visit to Malvern and now look forward to Harrogate at the end of November.


Helen said...

wow!! what glorious quilts - quite worth a long journey.

Dotty Jo x said...

Hi Jo, I love Quilt shows and this one looks like a beaut! Glad you had fun. I only wish I'd have made the effort myself as it looks well worth it, Jo x

Annie said...

Amazing. What labours of love Jo. Each and every one different and all stunning. When I read your comments on my blog I was thinking to myself....why didn't you call in for coffee....until I saw that you were a coach load! :-) think even I would struggle with a coach load.
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos Jo. Very inspiring if only I didn't have several projects on the go at the mo.
Annie x

Lunch Lady Jan said...

All absolutely amazing! I loved the rainbow stripes best :-). Hope you are keeping well.
Hugs, LLJ xxx

Mystic Quilter said...

What a beautiful selection of quilts for us! Looks line you had a good time.

Carola Bartz said...

Wow!!! All of these quilts are simply amazing. What a lot of work went into each of these - fantastic! I can understand that you enjoyed this, I would have, too, and I'm not even a quilter. The quilt clocks are awesome - what a neat idea.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! What a great exhibition this was! Chrisx

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow, wow, wow, what amazing examples! No wonder you enjoyed it, these are true wonders and well worth the journey I would think!

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