Temperature Quilt on show + a catch-up


It was my local agricultural show on the weekend. For the past two years, it had been cancelled due to bushfires and then due to covid, so it was nice to have it back. I entered a couple of quilts, a smaller wall quilt and a quilted pillow into their various sections.


I was happy to hear that my Temperature Quilt won the "Best in Show" sash. My sister was at the show and sent me a picture of the quilt. It was up on a stand on stage in a gated off area which is why the pictures is at a bit of a strange angle.

My other projects did well too - all winning first places in their categories. 



My temperature quilt is also featured in an article in the Modern Quilt Guild journal in the lead up to Quiltcon and the temperature quilt exhibit at the show. I used to be a member of the MQG, but as I rarely was able to attend my local guild meets or sew-days, I gave it up. 


Thanks to Linda of Flourishing Palms who let me know about the article. Linda's beautiful quilt and interview is included in the article too. I love that there are so many different ways that quilters have interpreted the idea of a temperature quilt and made it their own.

And in other news, it was my birthday yesterday. It's funny how the older you get, the less birthday-ie it feels. It's my first birthday without mum. Dad had a fall and is in hospital. It was raining so plans had to be cancelled... but my hubby and kids spoiled me with huge birthday cupcakes, some lovely gifts and family tickets to go to the theatre on the weekend. Oh and my dahlias are blooming so brightly and happily, so I picked a bunch to bring inside.
  


Today I will start working on my next project for Island Batik. It's going to be a row quilt and I'm really very pleased with it. I designed it with EQ8 and will be using these beautiful Lace & Grace fabrics by Kathy Engle. 

Who knows, if there's enough interest, I may even host a row-along with this design in future. That would be fun!



21 comments

  1. Congratulations on the wins. They are all beautiful.
    Happy belated birthday greetings. I know the feeling that as you get older and birthdays though I think I have about 25 or 30 years head start on you!

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  2. congrats on the wins... the temperature quilt is stunning.... love it so well deserved a best on show.... Looks like it was a lovely birthday.... it is hard when the usual people are not there to celebrate with you.... some yummy fabrics to play with... looking forward to seeing what you make with it...
    Hugz

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  3. PS There comes an age where you want to ignore the birthday altogether.... and then count backwards!!! haha

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  4. Go you! A great result at the show. Isn’t it good that it went ahead this year. Have fun playing with the pretty fabrics.

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    1. Thanks Janice. I was so pleased that the pavillion went ahead. We had some crazy storms pass through on the afternoon of the show so the derby and fireworks had to be cancelled which was unfortunate.

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  5. I love that stack of fabric you show beautiful. And your quilts so many pretty and congrats on the wind at the show - that is so nice and colorful too. happy birthday - it takes awhile to get used to not having a parent when we lose them I've been without mine for sometime now and still miss my mom to this day - wasn't near as close to my dad he was much longer ago but my mom and I were very close been 8 years now.
    Keep up all that good work on those quilts - I love them all

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    1. Thanks very much for your beautiful message Karen xx

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  6. love the temperature finish!!! wonderful

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  7. Congrats on your WiNs... well done...
    Lovely birthday celebrations by the family...xox

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  8. Happy birthday and congratulations! Your “Highs and Lows” quilt is amazing!

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  9. Congratulations on the nice variety of wins! Happy Birthday, too! That bundle of fabric is so pretty!

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  10. So sorry about your dad. Your birthday sounded lovely despite everything. I am in my 60s and have reached the stage where I don't really need or want anything apart from seeing family and maybe a nice cold glass of champers. Congrats on all your wins girl!!

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  11. congrats on your show entries......the quilt is lovely......how did you decide what colours where ie min and max?
    happy birthday......hope your dad is out of hospital soon....i've got mine here with me at present......was going to be a few days but maybe longer.....

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  12. Wow, so beautiful, all of your wins. Congratulations, you are very talented. If I had to pick, I would have a hard time to choose, maybe the temperature quilt. Happy Birthday, too!

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