Friday 23 January 2015

Symposium Quilts

I thought it would be nice to share a few of the quilts on display at Symposium that particularly caught my eye.  None of these were made by me - the name of the quilt and the maker is below each photo.

Raffle Quilt - Paula Shailer 
This quilt was being raffled off - it didn't have a name but was beautifully quilted by Paula Shailer

Is it Art? - Melanie Martin 
This quilt won Best of Show - it's called Is it Art? and is by Melanie Martin

Off the Floor #1 - Gael O'Donnell 
Off the Floor #1 by Gael O'Donnell

Sparrows in my Garden - Griet Lombard 
Sparrows in my Garden by Griet Lombard

Conquering Christchurch - Sophie Wood 
Conquering Christchurch by Sophie Wood

Rural 1 - Robyn Croft 
Rural 1 by Robyn Croft

12345 - Margaret Rogerson 
12345 by Margeret Rogerson

Stand My Ground - Gael O'Donnell 
Stand My Ground by Gael O'Donnell

Lehuna - Nobuko Windecker 
Lehuna by Nobuko Windecker

Nightwatch - Anna Prussing 
Nightwatch by Anna Prussing

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden - Sheryl Anicich 
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Sheryl Anicich

Kamloops - Vivienne Franklin 
Kamloops by Vivienne Franklin

Circle the Wagons - Gael O'Donnell 
Circle the Wagons by Gael O'Donnell

Vodka Cruiser - Jo Dixey 
Vodka Cruiser by Jo Dixey

Cable Car - Lorna Newsome 
Cable Car by Lorna Newsome

Hopscotch - Alison Laurence 
Hopscotch by Alison Laurence

Keeping up with the Joneses - Anne Read 
Keeping up with the Joneses by Anne Read

Refraction Fiesta - Debra DeLorenzo 
Refraction Fiesta by Debra DeLorenzo

Postmodern Quilting Is All About the Fabric - Catherine Croucher 
Postmodern Quilting Is All About The Fabric by Catherine Croucher

Lest we Forget - Fay McGregor 
Lest We Forget by Fay McGregor

Linen and Lace - Carol Newsham 
Linen and Lace by Carol Newsham

A Gentle and Quiet Spirit - Jeanie O'Sullivan 
A Gentle and Quiet Spirit by Jeanie O'Sullivan (this whole quilt was beautiful but I really wanted to highlight the stunning hand quilting and that insane scalloped binding).

Pinwinnie - Irene Anderton 
Pinwinnie by Irene Anderton

Disappointment and the Grande Dame - Catherine Croucher 
Disappointment and the Grande Dame - Catherine Croucher (Anna Prussing is a well-known New Zealand quilter - her quilt Nightwatch is above and won first prize in its category.  The low volume striped section at the top of this quilt is similar in style to some of her quilts.)

Branching Out - Ruth Wheeler
Branching Out - Ruth Wheeler

This is just a selection of the wonderful quilts on display.  I have more photos as well, including of the tutors' exhibition, which featured some lovely work, so I will try and do another post of Symposium Quilts soon.  I always feel I need to edit photos like these, taken indoors and under artificial light, so it's not a super quick process!

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Kat said...

gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them with us!

tlcala4me said...

Wow. What a great set of pics. Nightwatch caught my eye first too, but so many of these are just stunning.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

Thank you for sharing. Love the one with circles and matchstick quilting.

The winner? Well I don't know........

Terri Ann @ said...

So many wonderful quilts, and I like how they're all so very different: different color palettes, different perspectives and different stories.

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing - great for those of us who couldn't get to Palmy. It seems like there was a good representation of 'modern' style quilts, or would you say that is because those were they ones that appealed to you so feature in your photos? Love those ones with the witty text on top.

Lois said...

thanks adrianne for taking the time - they are all beautiful:))

Karen said...

What a stunning and varied range of quilts you had to feast on. I always get so much joy at seeing what other people have made. Those quilts certainly are inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Adrianne I have to confess that when I saw "Keeping up with the Jonses" in the exhibition I thought it was your quilt. I'm loving Gael O'Donnel's work.

Leanne said...

I love it when folks take the time to share quilts at an exhibit like this. Thank you, they are all beautiful and inspiring.

SharynB said...

There are just so many of those quilts that are stunning!! Thanks for showing them.

Leeanne said...

Some interesting quilts, the Art one is so different!Thanks for sharing with those of us who didn't go.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Really great to see what others are making... thanx for posting this selection! So many looked great- Linen & Lace, Keeping up with the Joneses, the rose garden one, Anna Prussing's one - a wonderful medley for those of us who didn't go. Linda

Anonymous said...

So many stunning quilts. Thank you so much for sharing these. They are inspirational.

Elmosmate said...

Really enjoyed your selection, many of my favorites in there. Thanks for including my Keeping up with the Joneses, it just arrived home today.
I love the quilts that make you smile,like the winner and Catherine's quilts.

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

Your photos have come out a lot better than mine. Maybe you took yours at night because the contrast and colours are certainly stronger than in mine, which were taken in the middle of the day. It was a great exhibition with such a variety of quilts on display.

Deb said...

Great to see them Adrianne. Almost makes me feel like I was there!

CapitolaQuilter said...

Thanks for sharing - there are so many wonderfully inspiring quilts here.

Tamie said...

Thanks so much for sharing these as I would never have the opportunity to see them otherwise.

Karyn said...

What a range. Best in show is "interesting".

Mystic Quilter said...

Thanks for showing these quilts Adrianne, I couldn't get to Symposium but what an amazing selection of quilts - some of the names are so familiar too.

Louise said...

So many beautiful quilts. A member of a forum I read posted these from the Tokyo quilt show. I thought I'd add them for more Pacific beauty.

Lynette (NZ) said...

It was certainly a feast of wonderful talent. I write the posts for Rose City Quilters blog and have just published one about Symposium. Have linked to this post to share your photos - hope that is okay :

Lynette (NZ) said...

Couldn't resist linking to you in my post as well!