Friday, 4 November 2022

Auckland Festival of Quilts

I'm writing this post in advance because I'm going to Auckland Festival of Quilts on Friday with my mum, Joy Hill. 

Mum has two quilts in the exhibition so we're going along to see them hanging, plus everything else of course.   

Here's mum's first entry - her blue and white Lucy Boston, all English Paper Pieced and hand quilted.





Mum loved making her Lucy Boston quilt and was naturally a bit sad when it was finished! 

Mum's other entry is a wool felt applique design by Wendy Williams called "Over the Hill".  I've only got these photos taken before she put the binding on, but isn't it beautiful? It's a very cute design, but mum's Kaffe border just sets it off perfectly.    






So if you're in Auckland I hope you get to visit the Auckland Festival of Quilts too.  There's going to be merchants (of course!) so we'll enjoy looking at their stalls too.  

Next week I'll show you my highlights from the exhibition. 

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15 comments:

Gemini Jen NZ said...

I am in awe of both of those quilts - they are gorgeous! Well done Mum!

Jan said...

oh they are both beautiful! so much detailed work in these lovely quilts

Gretchen Weaver said...

Your mother's quilts are beautiful! The Lucy quilt makes me want to start one! I hope you had a lovely day together, spending time with a mother is so precious!

Georgia said...

Your mother's quilts are gorgeous--completely different in style. I love both. Enjoy the show. Your blog readers will be eagerly awaiting your posts.

Cathy said...

Oh my goodness! What gorgeous quilts. Your mom does beautiful work! I won't be anywhere close to Auckland so thanks for sharing.

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

good luck to your mom on her quilts those are beautys

Chris said...

Your mom's Lucy Boston is absolutely gorgeous. I still have a long way to go to get that many blocks make. But I am working on it.

PaintedThread said...

That Over the Hill quilt is so cute! I've not seen anything quite like it.

Quiltpiecer said...

WOW! Your mum's quilts are absolutely amazing! I can't imagine how magnificent they must be in person. I see where you get your talent from. Just beautiful!

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Wendy, both of your Mom's quilts are stunning. Enjoy the quilt show!

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Wow, wow, wow!! Both quilts are absolutely beautiful and how exciting to see them hanging in a quilt show.

Mystic Quilter said...

Lucy Boston is amazing and to stitch this with EPP and then hand quilt must have been a true labour of love. Over the Hill is stunning - I love all the colour and yes, the border couldn't be bettered.

Michelle said...

Both of your mom’s quilts are amazing! Just beautiful. Wishing her good luck!

Bonnie said...

What spectacular quilts you showed this week. Both are jaw dropping glorious. I particularly like Over the Hill. It's a clever quilt and looks like your mum did a fabulous job. I hope she wins a ribbon or two!

Quilting Gail said...

Your mom's quilts are beautiful!!!!