Every year in October the Craft and Quilt Fair comes to town. The fair includes the annual Queensland Quilters Quilt Show and is a fun filled four days of craft and quilting pleasure. Each year, we endeavour to come up with a new way to showcase the work of our Guild.
This year, we thought we would explore circles and tiny piecing. A few months ago, we asked our members to embrace tiny or crumb piecing and make monochromatic circles. We didn’t mind what colour they chose, although the brighter the better and we weren’t too concerned about size. Basically, if the circle was bigger than four inches, we were happy. It was suggested that members use whatever circular object came to hand for their templates, their favourite coffee mug, dinner plate or anything in between.
We were extremely lucky that we were given almost seven metres of wall space to display our circles as the members really embraced the tiny piecing and we had a lot of circles to display.
Our goal now that the fair is over is to use these circles in our community quilt making.
Over the four days, members spent time talking to the fair visitors about modern quilting and the Brisbane Modern Quilt Guild, handing out membership information to those that wanted it.
We would also like to congratulate those members of the Guild who entered quilts in the Queensland Quilters Quilt Show that was held as part of the fair and those members who were awarded prizes for their quilt making.
June Spencer received a first prize in the Amateur Modern section with her ‘Carolyn Friedlander Slow Sewing Studio
Margot Kitchen received a third place in the Professional Modern with ‘Tileways and Biways’.
Nick Wilson received a third place in the Professional Pictorial section with ‘Crossing the Lines’.
The Guild was awarded a first place in the Group section for Brisbane river Dreaming.