Bendigo “Appliqué In” May 21st.

On Saturday 21st May we welcomed lots of ladies to our Bendigo "Appliqué In", and we could tell straight away we we in for a fun day...there are a lot of photos in this post but we wanted to show you as many of the amazing quilts as we could, from the stunning "Show and Tell" Bendigo had planned for us.

First of all we would like to send a huge Thank You to every one that came along to our first Bendigo "Appliqué In"..it was a truly fabulous day, and everyone that attended contributed to the great atmosphere in the hall...lots of smiles, lots of happy sewers and the most astounding show and tell.

Boy, Bendigo, you are a very talented bunch...we are so glad you brought so many wonderful pieces of your work for Show and Tell....we were treated to a show of the most beautiful work and there were gasps around the hall as the quilts were held up.

We were also lucky enough to to have a visit from The Lions Club of Quilters with their jaw dropping new quilt "The Journey". Thank you so much to Robyn Falloon, Liz Willing and Ruth Nunn for coming along and talking to us about your amazing quilt, "The Journey". This very special quilt was designed and made by group of women intent on making a difference in the world, and as we know, quilters can do great things when they set their minds to it.

Thanks also go to the two wonderful shops that came along with their wares for us to feast on...The Village Patch from Maldon and The Quilting Patch from Rochester were both in attendance with tables full of treasures to tempt us...what a wonderful collection of fabric, books, and notions we had to choose from. Lots of us left with smiling faces and brown paper carry bags to add to our stash.
There was a hall full of happy women all busy sewing on our latest projects and a large and very yummy selection of cakes and biscuits to give us the energy we needed for all that sewing. Seems not only are the Bendigo Ladies amazingly talented sewers but they are pretty darn good cooks as well.
Thank you so much for the generosity of those who donated such fabulous lucky door prizes and raffle prizes...there were shrieks of joy around the hall as lucky numbers were drawn and prizes handed out.

And as for the "Show and Tell"...it was breathtaking....we can't show you all the amazing quilts we saw on the day but we have chosen some to show you and we are sure you will agree that the Bendigo Ladies sure do love their appliqué.

Enjoying the day.

Enjoying the day.

"Morris at Midnight" by Barbara Dellar...inspired by pattern of Katie Friesen.

"Morris at Midnight" by Barbara Dellar...inspired by pattern of Katie Friesen.

"Little Brown Bird" by Jean MacDonald...pattern by Margaret Docherty.

"Little Brown Bird" by Jean MacDonald...pattern by Margaret Docherty.

"Birds and Roses" by Jean MacDonald...pattern by Margaret Docherty.

"Birds and Roses" by Jean MacDonald...pattern by Margaret Docherty.

"Not the Levens Hall" by Maree StClair...pattern by Margaret Sampson George.

"Not the Levens Hall" by Maree StClair...pattern by Margaret Sampson George.

"Essence of Spring" by Alice Proudfoot..pattern by Dianne Johnstone.

"Essence of Spring" by Alice Proudfoot..pattern by Dianne Johnstone.

"Celebration of Appliqué" by Kaye Driscoll...pattern by Lori Smith.

"Celebration of Appliqué" by Kaye Driscoll...pattern by Lori Smith.

"Pomegranate Quilt" by Sue Cheney...inspired by pattern from Alex Anderson

"Pomegranate Quilt" by Sue Cheney...inspired by pattern from Alex Anderson

"Firebird" by Barbara Dellar...pattern by Fran Sorbel

"Firebird" by Barbara Dellar...pattern by Fran Sorbel

"Montmellick" by Roz Devine...pattern by Di Ford Hall

"Montmellick" by Roz Devine...pattern by Di Ford Hall

"Antique Wedding Sampler" by Roz Divine...pattern by Di Ford Hall.

"Antique Wedding Sampler" by Roz Divine...pattern by Di Ford Hall.

"For the Love of Appliqué" by Alice Proudfoot...pattern by Dianne Johnstone.

"For the Love of Appliqué" by Alice Proudfoot...pattern by Dianne Johnstone.

"Jacobean Glory" by Barbara Dellar...pattern by Dianne Johnstone.

"Jacobean Glory" by Barbara Dellar...pattern by Dianne Johnstone.

"Floral Fragments" by Beverly Downie...this is Beverly's own design

"Floral Fragments" by Beverly Downie...this is Beverly's own design

"Celtic Garden" by Alice Proudfoot...pattern by Dianne Johnstone.

"Celtic Garden" by Alice Proudfoot...pattern by Dianne Johnstone.

"Okara" by Robert Mavracic...this is Robert's own design.

"Okara" by Robert Mavracic...this is Robert's own design.

"My Baltimore" by Magdalens Mavracic...designed by Magdalena using "100 Appliqué Blocks"

"My Baltimore" by Magdalens Mavracic...designed by Magdalena using "100 Appliqué Blocks"

Benjamin Briggs by Maureen Mackenzie

Benjamin Briggs by Maureen Mackenzie

"English Baskets in Springtime" by Maree StClair...loosely based on a pattern from Threadbear.

"English Baskets in Springtime" by Maree StClair...loosely based on a pattern from Threadbear.

"The Journey" quilt was a big hit with us all

"The Journey" quilt was a big hit with us all

"The Journey" quilt from the Lions Club of Quilters.

"The Journey" quilt from the Lions Club of Quilters.

Enjoying the Day.

Enjoying the Day.

 

Enjoying the day

Enjoying the day

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Catherine Clark says

    Better late than never, but I enjoyed the blog, Annabelle, and the great photos. Sorry I missed the day but look forward to the next applique-in.
    Cath

  2. Hey Annabelle
    what a fabulous post! I am envious that I missed out on the day. Such beautiful quilts shown.

    Irene

  3. Margaret Mew says

    Thanks for a great post on the day Annabelle…we sure did have fun 🙂

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