Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Night with Mary

 I was invited by Linda  to attend a Night with Mary, last night. Linda holds the Quilts in the Barn, quilt show each year to raise money for the Breast Cancer Research, The quilt show is on this coming weekend and the theme is red and white quilts, Infinite Variety Revisited . There will be quilts new and old, belonging to Linda, Mary Koval and friends, and last night we had a preview of Mary Koval's quilts which she has brought with her from the USA. We all had a very enjoyable, informative evening and the quilts were wonderful. We also got to see her soon to be released new range of fabrics, fabrics from the 1800's and some superb French fabrics.
The last time, Mary Koval visited, I bought a piece of 1800 Chintz fabric from her and last night I showed her what I had made using the fabric. I have always used other peoples' patterns to make quilts and I never realised just how hard it was to design something and work out the measurements of each round so that they all fit together with some equality.

 
 
 
and here is a close up of the piece of Chintz fabric in the centre.
 
 
 
If you're in Melbourne this Friday, Saturday or Sunday come and visit the Barn and see all the wonderful quilts that are going to be there. The quilts will be on Linda's blog after the Show is finished so for everyone overseas, you won't miss out completely.
 
 
 
 
 

8 comments:

Kathie said...

omg this is beautiful LOVE that chintz fabric for the center, what a great buy you were able to make and what an amazing quilt you made, yes sometimes it really hard to make it all work out. You certainly accomplished that , great design, great quilt!
oh how I wish I could be at the QITB this weekend.....
I will be thinking of all you , maybe I will have to view all my pictures from the exhibit here last year....
Kathie

Heather said...

Your quilt is wonderful. You certainly did justice to that amazing piece of chintz. Love it!

Miriam said...

Your quilt complements the piece of chintz beautifully Dorothy! Congratulations on your great design!

Lida said...

Your quilt is beautiful and I love the way you complemented the chintz! Enjoy the lovely things that they are showing! Greetings
Lida

Shirley said...

I am so envious and wish I could go to se ethe exhibition in person and shall look forward to seeing the reviews in blogland. Your work is always beautiful and you have such a great sense of colour and how to use it. I am sure Mary Koval was thrilled with how you used such a treasured piece of fabric.

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful event to attend and your quilt is gorgeous, you really did a beautiful job on designing around the chintz and putting it all together.

Debbie

Pat said...

Dorothy your quilt is wonderfu, and you did justice to the beautiful chintz.

Lou said...

Your quilt looks fantastic. Congrats on having the courage to cut up the stunning old fabric. I had a great time helping to hang the quilts on Wednesday and of course getting a sneak peak of all that the show has to offer. It's going to be a great show.