well a week has passed since the opening day of the exhibition
with months and then the final week to get ready the ribbon was cut at the opening night of the first margaret sampson george exhibition, 'the journey of a quilt teacher and her students'
the quilts were collected from all over the east coast of australia and transported to melbourne, here are just some of them
it took a couple of days to hang them and get them just how we wanted in the space available in the barn
and suddenly all the wonders of all the quilts started to appear, what we had seen in our minds became reality ! this portion of a quilt is part of bronwyn's
some beautiful detail from one of gay's many wonderful quilts
many versions of a favourite pattern of margaret sampson george is 'come fly with me' shown above
there was much ladder climbing during the two days of hanging the quilts, but we, particularly me, kept an eye on the ladder climbers ! jim and marg, john and jean and bob and sam, well done to you, we did it without any mishaps ! sore muscles and a few swollen joints, but no real problems !
this is part of a quilt that proved to be a favourite of the show belonging to moira !
and this one above, by jenny, came with a lovely story about her mother and a lovely memory to her through this quilt
and this is a view of margaret sampson george's basket quilt being used as our table cloth on the entry table
the wonderful entry to the barn and the exhibition
a view looking into the barn
all the rooms were coming together, so many beautiful visions
this was a favourite corner
and a detailed section of 'going green gradually' by margaret sampson george
another corner, so many beautiful quilts
another corner of amazing quilts
we are so lucky to have access to some most beautiful fabrics
the star of the show with her husband jim and good friend bronwyn on opening night
part of the attentive crowd, many of whom had travelled long distances to be a part of this exhibition in support of marg and 'beyondblue' our chosen charity
linda, jean, marg and sharon
this is the much loved raffle quilt won by a melbourne girl whose mother bought her the ticket ! we hope that she loves it as much as we all did, it was sad to say goodbye !
there is now a pattern for the quilt so you can make your very own. it is listed in my etsy shop on the side panel of my blog, all the details are written up there for you to consider, we made it all by hand and it was handpieced and handquilted .
we also welcome wholesale orders, please just email me for details
back soon with the outcome of the final amount we hand over to 'beyondblue', thanks to all who supported this event and the raffle