Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair 2015 – My Faves
Oh man! What a great time I had last weekend at the Sydney Craft & Quilt Fair! I saw familiar faces, met beautiful new ones, took lots of #selfiewithsparkle, purchased way too much but not enough, and shared the gospel of Juki to the masses. The five days were full to the brim, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Thank you so much to Sewing Machine Warehouse for the great company and letting me show my quilts in their booth. They’re the official NSW distributor for Juki, so if you haven’t got yours yet, you’re totally missing the party.
The actual quilt show this year was phenomenal. There were many styles represented, with half of the show dedicated to a special red and white quilt challenge. Below are just some of the amazing quilts I had the opportunity to witness. These would all be on “My Faves” list! As I took my last photo, and was walking out of the quilt show area, I saw a sign that read something like, “Photos are for personal use only. Do not post online without the permission of the artist.” Oh.
Are you kidding me? You have to know I’m all about artists getting due credit for their work (obvs), but we live in the land of social media. GET. ON. BOARD. What then frustrated me even more by this request, was that there was no contact information on the artist’s cards. So this week I contacted about a dozen quilters by tracking them down on Facebook, Instagram, and Google to ask permission. The ones that returned my call, “Hi, it’s Molli…” all gave a resounding “YES!” However, most I couldn’t find, didn’t respond, or I got exhausted and didn’t ask. So I’m bracing for the quilt gods to strike me down, but I’m posting the photos anyway–Photoshopped together with their artist card. I hope this shows I have done due diligence to give credit where credit is due. (I could have made a quilt in the time it took me to Photoshop all those images!) If any artist sees this and would like me to remove their quilt image, I am more than happy to oblige. For those that couldn’t make it to Sydney this year, I hope this allows you to enjoy the show!
(Bob James is a male quilter extraordinaire!)
(did not have an artist card)