Maltings 2019 Exhibition
1st - Margaret Bradly - Geishas
Having visited Festival of Quilts in 2014 with my husband. He saw this quilt and asked why I wasn't making it. It was a Block of the Month quilt by Village fabrics, Wallingford. My reply to his question was "because you haven't paid for it for me". He then signed the appropriate forms to register the quilt for me, the first block arriving in September 2014.
Once the blocks were complete, I joined them as 3 panels and hand quilted them. Once this was done i joined the panels together with the hinge-sashing, which are also hand quilted.
2nd - Christine Vlietstra - Circles
Dyed and printed own fabric with circles and curves.
Hand and machine quilted
3rd - Elizabeth Hoad - Spread Your Wings
I made this quilt for my son's 18th birthday so he has something homely when he goes to University in September. I saw the jelly roll with the little aeroplanes and knew he would love the colours, and the name of the quilt came immediately. He prefers simple designs so I used a more complicated quilting design to complement the blocks. It was stitched in secret over several months and he never realised!
Anna Jenkins Award
Fiona Moss - Song Bird
This quilt was made to celebrate my daughters 18th birthday. She has played the piano from very young age and is now going on to study music at university.
Every square has been individually cut and placed to gain the colour gradient of the piano and background. The appliqued notes are from music that she has written.
The quilting has been custom done by Karen from The Running Chicken.
1st - Hazel Ryder - The space between the moments
Materials: linen fabric, cotton, viscose and silk hand and machine threads
Techniques: hand painted and dyed, Hand and machine quilted
2nd - Margareta Lenfestry - That Town and Country Quilt
3rd - Dot Darrell - Christmas quilt
This is my Christmas quilt for 2018 based on a Carpenters Star block pattern. This is my design and colour choice. Using 100% cotton and 80/20 wadding - I quilted this little quilt myself.
This years challenge was 'Seasons' and had to be 9" by 20"
Season1st - Hazel Ryder
Fabric was eco dyed using flowers from my garden on alum mordanted cotton sheets. In essence the flowers designed the quilt for me and I just quilted it.
2nd - Rebecca Handyside - Summer
This is a flower from my garden. Appliqued and free machined and embellished with beads. I used my hand dyed fabric for the flower.
3rd - Lucy Paton - Seasons
Hand dyed cottons that I have overlaid with strips of sheer fabrics that I have then heavily quilted.