It’s a quilt show with a hand-picked selection of unique quilts; this special collection will not be seen anywhere else so don’t miss it! Here are some highlights:
Best of the Best
Quilts from state guild shows around Australia are shown together – so you can see what’s happening around the country, all under one roof.
QuiltCon display at AQC
An Australian first: At AQC this year, we’re delighted to show a travelling display, the Best of QuiltCon 2017, which comes direct from the recent QuiltCon 2017 in the USA, the premier event of the Modern Quilt Guild.
Year 60 Diary Quilt
Making a block a day in her 60th year, Norma Slabbert’s quilt is about the everyday and the daily practice of quilting. The finished piece is an 11 metre length of fascinating work. Norma is a quilt maker and writer from Hamilton, New Zealand.
Spectacular largescale works by Velda Newman, from California, feature natural subjects such as flowers, fish, shells and fruit. Velda is one of our 2017 tutors.Read more… Right: Zinnia by Velda Newman
Take an Element
This display by Margaret Sampson George features the bright, colourful designs from her new book, Take An Element, which evidence her passion for fabrics, a quirky sense of design, and her ability to be original even while using traditional techniques. Read more…
Angela Walters’ Quilts (and Tula’s too!)
Angela Walters is world renowned as one of the hottest quilting personalities on the circuit at present, known for her love of machine quilting and expertise using her long arm quilting machine. A frequent collaborator with Tula Pink, this display includes work by both Angela and Tula. Read more…
Collage to Stitch Textile Art
Presented by Four X Four, textile artworks will be displayed with the collages which were used as the original design concepts. Artists include Maxine Fry, Ruth Galpin, Suzanne Gummow and Sandra Obst. Meet some of the artists at their display.
Bags of Style!
Clever textile artists have entered the Great Australian Bag Challenge and the result is a fabulous collection of original and creative handbags, all Australian themed. Every bag is the same shape but the size could vary – and a range of techniques have been explored. Sponsored by:
See amazing quilts by all our talented tutors: Saffron Craig; Julie Haddrick; Luke Haynes; Andi Herman; Emma Jansen; Christine Lethlean; Gloria Loughman; Michelle Marvig; Alicia Merrett; Velda Newman; Wendy Nutt; Sonya Prchal; Margaret Sampson-George; Melissa Sobotka; Paula Storm.