at the fireworks and the ice sculpture.
Today I wandered around all the quilt displays. There was a huge variety on display. While I can truly appreciate and admire the fine handwork of the traditional quilts , my eye is often drawn to modern colour, composition and simplicity. I am not a huge fan of embellishment, and crystals seem quite popular here. Here are just a few of my favourites , and they are not the award winners. This is Forest Storm by Cay Mackenzie.
The next quilt is Mere Color by Julie Scribner. The title comes from Oscar Wilde "Mere colour, unspoiled by meaning..... can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways."
I love the way the quilting works here.
All in all, I think that as Australian Quilters we can be proud of our wonderfully vibrant , creative quilting, and the way we are uniquely taking quilting into the 21st Century. Take a bow ladies - we rock!
Happy sewing, Miriam xx