Monday, October 27, 2014
Small and Intimate
My local friendly quilt shop, The Country Yard, hosts an exhibition each year, inviting customers to display quilts that have been made from items purchased from them. Kerryn's house is the venue, a lovely old farm house, which showcases the quilted items beautifully. It's not a large and blowsy exhibition with millions of quilts of all different genre - it's small and intimate... casual and friendly, a time to catch up with friends over a cuppa and a nibble...
I've exhibited quilts for the last three years... and desperately wanted to get my Berries and Bluebirds quilt finished in time to exhibit this year. Nothing like a little bit of deadline pressure! Yay... I did it! My green thread arrived last Thursday, and I quilted the green border Friday afternoon. Then the outer printed border was quilted over Saturday and Sunday in a feather design in the same thread. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons were spent binding, and Friday afternoon cutting threads. All ready to be displayed on Saturday.
It was such a delight (and totally blew me away) to have my quilt chosen as the Viewers Choice this year! You can find more photos on The Country Yard's facebook page here.
I also exhibited the Japanese Ladies quilt which I sold to raise money for Dylan's ski trip for school.
It was such a fun day. Thanks to the lovely ladies at The Country Yard for making it such a successful event. Now... what can I finish for next year???