A quick post to share some of the awesomeness that was the opening of our Annual Exhibition last night plus a couple of pieces of stitchy goodness.
Opening of the Exhibition
The Exhibition was opened by Dr Brendan Nelson AO, Director of the Australian War Memorial and he gave a fantastic speech that gave the evening a real buzz.
Here’s a photo of the special Creative Challenge Stitching Love and Hope where members were asked to re-interpret WW1 Silk Postcards
and one of our President Fran Novitski and Dr Nelson at this display
Here’s one of the postcards – an exquisite Flanders Poppy stitched by Glenda Hudson in honour of a family member. Very poignant and beautiful.
One of the other special displays was Sharon Boggon’s Band Sampler. I love this photo of Sharon and Jerry with the Sampler
Mid Century Modern Quilt
One of the pieces in the general exhibition is this wonderful quilt stitched by Susan Coates
The blocks are from a Block of the Month series called The Sewing Circle by Robyn Allen-Waters.
Susan made the quilt with 1950s reproduction fabrics. These and the blocks give this quilt a real mid century modern feel.
Here’s some wonderful eye candy of a selection of the blocks….
Those wall ducks are so cool and so ‘in’ at the moment.
The retro vibe of these stitcheries is really fun and the colours are so 50s.
Enjoy and have a great weekend!