Friday, 16 August 2019

Vibrant Curiosities in the World Quilt Show - plus the Peacock Party

Another week has flown by, and it's Friday again.  I'm looking forward to the weekend for sure!


If you're planning on visiting the World Quilt Show in Springfield, Massachusetts, this weekend, you might want to keep an eye out for my Vibrant Curiosities quilt.  It is one of the quilts from New Zealand in the exhibition. This is the first time I've entered this competition.  I'm not totally sure of how this show works, but I do know that New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Germany get to send a certain number of quilts to the show.  I was thrilled to have my quilt chosen. 


Vibrant Curiosities is made with mainly Tula Pink fabrics, and is English Paper Pieced and hand quilted.  It's lovely and soft, and drapes beautifully due to the wool batting.  You can read more about it here



This exhibition will also be travelling to:
World Quilt New England: Springfield, Massachusetts
 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza: Oaks, Pennsylvania
Pacific International Quilt Festival: Santa Clara, California
World Quilt Florida 2020: To Be Announced

So I'm not going to get my quilt back for quite some time!

Do let me know if you go to one of these shows and see it there. 

Now to the Peacock Party.  What have you been up to this week?  Feel free to add a link below.




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15 comments:

Elaine said...

I have always loved this quilt, the navy sashing really sets it off! Congratulations on it's world tour :)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love this quilt - the blue sets all of those color/patterns off so well. Your hand quilting is always so nice and neat. With a pattern like that for EPP do you thread baste or glue baste? Normally with pieces 1 inch or less I thread baste (not through the papers) but with larger pieces I glue baste - but I will most likely not be doing EPP any more with anything larger than 1 inch - my hands just do not work so well with holding the pieces and get sore.

For the love of geese said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Good luck!

Marie said...

What a beautiful quilt, and so nice to see hand quilting!

FlourishingPalms said...

Such an honor for you, Wendy! Though I know that it came at a great expense though. These quilt shows are not free, and shipping costs can be exorbitant. Still, it's certainly a moment when you can take great pride in your accomplishments. To EPP and hand quilt such a beauty is a huge act of dedication. Congratulations!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Wow what a gorgeous quilt!!!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Congrats on Vibrant Curiosities being chosen for the show. It's a well deserved honor. I love this quilt and all the variety that is included and enjoyed going back and rereading about it's beginnings. Your handwork always amazes me as I don't have the motivation to do it even though I love the results.

audrey said...

Beautiful quilt. So wonderful to know that its traveling around and getting more views.:)

Karen's Korner said...

Congratulations on having one of the chosen quilts.

Cathy said...

I usually go to the Pennsylvania show so I will look for your quilt, it will be exciting to see a quilt made by someone I "know" on the internet! I'll take a photo.

Bexter said...

So cool! How long did the hand quilting take? I'm in the middle of micro-hand quilting a throw quilt at the moment. It's taking awhile but I really love how it drapes. I had thought I would abandon hand quilting after this one but you do it so regularly so it can't take you that long.

Jenny said...

Congratulations, what a thrill to have your gorgeous quilt chosen as part of the traveling exhibition.

Allison said...

What a beautiful quilt! I envy all the people who will see it as it tours the USA! Congratulations!

Susan said...

Congrats! I'll look for it at PIQF

Kim said...

Congratulations on your beautiful quilt being chosen to represent New Zealand over there in the USofA, and quite rightly so as it is a sublime quilt! Such a fabulous honour for you!