Jill, Gudrun and I took ourselves off this morning to the Ballaarat Quilters Inc. 2011 Quilt Exhibition in the old Mining Exchange building in, of course, Ballarat. What a great little show it was. I think there were 120 quilts (please don't quote me) on show and a half dozen trading tables, including the lovely Corliss from Threadbear and our own Sue and Julie from Millrose.
I didn't quite photograph every quilt, but it was hard not too, the quality was excellent, the colours and variety were fabulous....
So here are some of my favourites, all the descriptions and names are taken from the information cards on the actual quilts...
"Eureka" by Suzanne Lyle
"This quilt has been made as my interpretation of the "Battle of Eureka"
The Oath: "We swear by the Southern Cross to stand truly by each other and fight to defend our rights and liberties."
The oath was taken by hundreds of miners under the flag of rebellion in Ballarat on 3rd December 1854.
The spiral of Southern Cross stars of various sizes depict the various soldiers and miners that fought in the battle. A small droplet of blood on the quilt represents the blood that was shed during the uprising, resulting in the death of 30 people.
The flag itself was held in high esteem to represent the battle of "Eureka", and pieces of the flag were cut off and presented to visiting dignitaries as a symbol of the stand taken by the miners of the goldfields over rigorous mining licences and taxes. "
"Whimsical Stars" by Suzie Hipke
"Music of the Spheres on 45 RPMs" by Noȅl Nicholls
"Friendship Stars" by Trish Lemon
"John's Garden" by Noel Nicholls
"Spirit of Arizona" by Dale Ann Gordon
"Kylie and Shane's Wedding Quilt" by Ruth Symons
Blogger is not playing nicely tonight...at all!! So I'll post the rest later, probably Monday now as I'm off to work tomorrow, gosh it's hard, going to work at Millrose... ;o)
Be good people...