Yesterday was full on with an early start. I was driven by a younger friend and accompanied by 2 other younger friends who I hadn't seen for a year and on the way home by my cousin as well, so lots of talk and catching up...... so the journey time to Hamilton, just flew by.
At the craft & Quilt Fair at Claudlands ( new building ) we were all a bit disappointed with the merchants but thoroughly enjoyed the Quilt display and the Fibre Arts Display. There were about 100 quilts. These are the ones that appealed to me. There was a display by guest quilter Chris Kenna. I had seen photos of her work but not up close in the flesh. The quilt on the left is one that won Best of Show at Symposium back in 2007.( Across the Bay 111 ) Her work delights me and it reminds me of painting by NZ artists Robin White and Don Binney.
This is also by Chris.There was on display Australian quilts Best of each state. My pick was Kay Haerland's Under the canopy.
The NZ challenge was 7 Deadly Sins.
I couldn't help but laugh at the humour in Gleeful Sinners by Eileen Campbell.
I also liked Dianne Firth's Entry.
Best Use of quilting was won by this 3 piece hanging Texas, by Barbara Haveman.
2 by Shirley Sparks also appealed.
I hope you can click on the photos to enlarge them and see all the fabulous detail..