28 April 2012

Springwood community quilt show

When I see a sign like this, I know to expect a treat.

The Springwood community quilt show is on for the seventh year and I was determined to go. I arranged to meet a friend for lunch at Springwood (she wouldn't let me back out) so I had the morning to drive to the beautiful Blue Mountains and visit the show. Look at all the quilts!

There were big quilts and small quilts; bright quilts and pastel quilts - everywhere.

Of course, I bought tickets to win the raffle quilt, a gorgeous blue and white Seven Sisters design. (It was made to come to me! Honestly, blue and white - fingers crossed I win.)

I admired the stunning quilts of Guest Quilter Lynne Alchin.

I chatted to the wonderful Isobel Lancashire, winner of the the 2012 Lut-Da Award, which goes to a quilter who has made an outstanding contribution to their local or quilting community via the medium of quilting.

I also caught up with the lovely Chris Jurd, a very talented quiltmaker who teaches all over the place!

I visited each of the TEN vendors there. It's worth going just to browse the stands for goodies. 

And, as I was leaving, I convinced one of the vendors to let me photograph her shoes. Aren't they fun?

The show is on again tomorrow at Springwood High School, Grose Road, Faulconbridge between 10am-4pm. I recommend a day in the mountains!


  1. Thanks for the pics of the quilt show......the last quilt show I attended before we moved from Sydney was this show, two years ago! It was a show I always enjoyed.

  2. Thanks erica for the lovely plug!
    Sorry you didn't win the quilt. It was supposed to got to me!
    The winner was "Robert" - hope he appreciates it.
    Great show with big attendance. There'll be some $ figures on the show blog soon.

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  4. Thankyou for the lovely photos and kind words for the Springwood Community Quilt Show. Lovely to meet you and lots of Sydney Guild members. I wonder which quilts were your favourites? Mark your diary now for the last weekend in April for the 2013 show. The "lurker."


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