As promised here is part 2 of the quilt parade from the Mannum retreat.....
This bright beauty was made by Mary-Ann. It has an emotional story attached to it which had a few of us in tears. She made it for her dying brother who sadly passed away before she could have it quilted but she wrapped him in the quilt top in hospital and it will be quilted in time to give it to her niece on her brother's birthday.
Long story but last year Carolyn, Miranda and Jan were unable to come to our Wallaroo retreat so they decided to have a little breakaway retreat and this is what they made over that weekend. Here is Carolyn's fresh and happy version.
Miranda's. I love these fabrics - by Sweetwater I think.
And here is Jan's. Sorry the photos aren't a bit better. It was hard to get far enough away - I was standing on a table risking life and limb as it was.
Here's another gorgeous quilt by Jan using 30s reproductions.
This is the first quilt that Miranda made. It is from our Jacob's Ladder themed retreat at Wallaroo in 2010. I absolutely love this quilt - so fresh and pretty and so interesting. I love how by focussing on different areas of the quilt different patterns appear.
This is Pam's quilt - again from our Jacob's ladder retreat. The Jacob's ladder block is so awesome, just by changing the positive and negative colours in the block and tweaking the block arrangement you can get such stunningly different effects. I love it!
This is another one of Jan's quilts - that girl can sew!! Here she's used a mixture of Kaffe Fassett and Batik fabrics to great effect.
This is a t-shirt quilt made by Faye for her daughter Kerry. It is one of the best of this kind of thing I have seen. Everything is so neat and well pieced. Kerry loves dance and theatre and these are some of her t-shirts she's collected over the years. It always lifts a quilt when there is a story to go with it I think.
I am not sure but I think this is Carolyn. She made this festive beauty from a kit.
Thanks to all of our lovely Mannum ladies for sharing there work and their stories with us. Show and tell is always my very favourite part of the retreat.