Past and present glory

On a whim I decided to jet down to Melbourne for the AQC (Australian Quilt Convention), the bees knees of quilt shows in Australia. I had previously discounted the idea of going on the usual mundane grounds of cost and time. Then Luvvy said “why aren’t you going”? Why indeed I thought. So a few thousand frequent flyer points later and a quick hotel booking on wotif I found myself at the domestic terminal of Brisbane airport at an extremely uncivilised hour.

Following a recommendation I checked in to the Windsor Hotel. This hotel is the last of the 19th century hotels and is soon for renovation so there is a strange air of faded glory and lost regret in the building. I’m almost certain I saw Miss Marple sitting on one of the leather lounges in the foyer.

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The hotel is a classic beauty with sweeping staircases and stained glass – the bastion of graciousness of a bygone era. Unfortunately it lives in a time which loves only polished concrete and tempered glass and it will soon be “extensively renovated”. Time passes as it must.

But I digress. The business at hand is the quilt convention and so it was that I made my way up the hill to the Exhibition Building (another architectural masterpiece) to see what architextile masterpieces I could find. And I was not disappointed. I took so many photos that I will have to ration you lest you be overcome. I’ll start today with the ‘True Blue’ entrants for the AQC challenge. Unfortunately I neglected to get all the names of the quilters and their entries and I apologise for that and also for the fact that not all the photos are of the best quality (well the light was bad in some areas and I was working under pressure).

Prepare to be amazed:-

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Winner – ‘True Blue Jacko’ Jeannie Henry

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Close up of ‘True Blue Jacko’, Jeannie Henry

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‘The Fallen’, Neroli Henderson

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By Kathy Adams

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‘Go Granny Go’, Alison Laurence

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‘True Blue Mates’, Yvonne Chapman

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‘Fair dinkum Aussie dunny’, Ramona Resurreccion

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‘Who Knew’, Debbie Guihof

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‘The Big Dry’ Camilla Watson

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Close up of ‘The Big Dry’ by Camilla Watson

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‘Beginning True’, Sue de Vanny

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‘Really True Blue’ Jan Clark

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Close up of ‘Really True Blue’ Jan Clark

Told you – more tomorrow

Until then be inspired and happy quilting

Kaye

 

 

 


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Debra coleman
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Amazing. There’s one of a girl and a dog, I thought it was a photo. Have fun.

Margaret
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Wow. They are just sooooooo incredible. I still think your top 40 quilt is up there with them.
Margaret

Robyne Spring
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Thanks for sharing your adventure with us Kaye

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