Ballarat and Begonias

Where do you find out about Quilt Exhibitions?

The Victorian RACV (Royal Auto Club of Victoria) has a magazine for members. As a service it provides an ‘Community’ section in which events happening across the state can be listed. Which is how I found out about the Ballarat Quilters Exhibition.

As it happened, on that weekend was a family gathering to celebrate an Aunt’s 90th Birthday – so of course time had to be sneaked aside for look at the Exhibition and the Begonias.

What a fabulous venue – the historic ‘Mining Exchange’ provided a central location for the exhibition, as part of Ballarat’s annual Begonia Festival.

2017 Ballaarat Quilters Exhibition

2017 Ballaarat Quilters Exhibition

What better to see, than some quilts paying homage to ‘historic’ William Morris. A Michele Hill class led to these beautiful quilts.

Ballarat Quilters Exhibition 2017

‘William Morris Quilt’ by Margaret Ashmore; quilted by ‘Precious Thyme Quilts’

Ballarat Quilters Exhibition 2017

‘William Morris – Morning Glory’ by Maxine Rousch; quilted by ‘Precious Thyme Quilting’

Ballarat Quilters Exhibition 2017

‘A Journey with William Morris’ by Pauline Wells; quilted by Mulberry Lane Quilting

Ballarat Quilters Exhibition 2017

‘William Morris’ by Dianne Daly; hand quilted by Dianne Daly

What lovely quilts – classic appliqué is always appreciated when done either by machine or by hand.

Well done ladies!


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