Thursday, 6 October 2016

Better Late Than Never...

Last post, I wrote about having had a really lovely day out...
Finally I've remembered to share some pics here!
(this is a pic-heavy post, get comfy)

Sunday the 25th of September saw me go along to a wonderful event called
"Boddington Field of Quilts", accompanied by mrHS & mr16.
Boddington is a sweet quiet town about 95km south-east of my beachside city... founded on the timber industry of the region in the 1920s, it's now a much smaller population but still as interesting & so very pretty.

The local Arts Council hosts this event each year, & boy I'm so glad I went... the weather threatened to ruin the day, but held off.

I recognised some designs:
Thimble Blossoms 'Swoon'
Kids Quilts 'Bugsy'
The Birdhouse/Natalie Bird 'Bluebird Lane'
 Others were just incredible in the amount of work & skill gone into their creation:

What a knockout to also look closely at the detail & quilting... seriously impressive:

I had the privilege of meeting the creator of this series of wall hangings... based on her experiences of devastating bushfires that tore through the region of Margaret River in 2011. She is a textile artist whose home was nearly lost to the fires. The pieces represent the fires (L), the immediate aftermath (C) & the beginnings of new growth (R)
 They were over 4 years in the making... just wish I had a decent close-up to show you, but the light wasn't good enough... the detail is really quite extraordinary.

Such a delicious meeting of styles, colours & skills!


There was also a few stands selling fabrics, patterns & threads, that sort of thing... I managed to resist despite strong temptation.
 The vintage car display promoted as part of the event was a disappointment... mrHS & mr16 were very generous with their patience while I looked around... thank you darlings x

After that, we drove halfway home & stopped at the fantastic Community Hotel in one of my favourite places, Dwellingup. This is where I go for Retreat each April. (the town not the hotel!)
A burger & a glass of wine in the cool sunshine was just bliss.

Going to be keeping my eyes open for these sorts of events from now on!
If you're still with me, I thank you... I just couldn't help it...

22 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely quilts.......always so many styles.......thanks for sharing...........

Jeanette said...

Lovely quilts. Hugs, xx

Kim said...

What an inspiring day! Those quilts are gorgeous especially the panels.

Lin said...

Beautiful quilts Anthea - thanks for sharing. Shame about the cars though for the chaps. xx

blue star stitcher said...

What bright and beautiful quilts, the sunshine really helps them to pop! What a great day to enjoy them.

Paula said...

Thank you Anthea, for sharing. Beautiful quilts.

Helen said...

So many beautiful quilts to enjoy looks like you had a wonderful day :)

Justine said...

Wow - thanks for sharing!

Tarnyia said...

There are some extremely talented patch-workers out there. Thanks for sharing your day xxx

Kate said...

Beautiful quilts, Anthea, thanks for sharing with us.

Mary Ann said...

Fabulous work...thanks for sharing:)

Raewyn said...

So glad you got around to posting!! What beautiful quilts and sounds like a great day out!

sunny said...

What beautiful quilts! Sounds like you had a lovely day. I want to learn to quilt some day. LOL!

Susan said...

A lovely collection - thanks especially for including the Bluebird Lane one. Gorgeous quilting too.

Fiona said...

such lovely quilts to go and see.... amazing skills
Hugz

Ondrea said...

Wow! So many gorgeous quilts to inspire us.

Dasha said...

Looks wonderful.

kiwikid said...

Thank you for the tour, it looked wonderful, so good the family were patient for you!!

Cheryl said...

So many beautiful quilts Anthea

Jo said...

So where is dwellingup

Janice said...

What a great day out. Some of those quilts are seriously detailed. Very talented ladies. Thanks for sharing.

Renee said...

These are gorgeous! The series of trees inspired by the fires is stunning.

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