It was hard to get a full view of all these quilts in one photograph but by looking at these,
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The cold watch by Charlotte Scott
The Chisel Master by Alison Laurence.
X marks the spot by Barrie Ashton
Medieval Magic by Trish Everard. First prize by amateur made by one person.
Focus by Alison Laurence. Judges choice.
Rural 1 by Robyn Croft. Judges choice
Fifths fusion 2 by Robyn Croft
Wacky flags n wheels by Sandy Feringa
Moonshadows 2 by Anne Jouie. Second prize professional bed.
Ally's quilt by Vimia Govender
Detail of Ally's quilt
Detail of Ally's quilt.
Misty mountain pond by Betty McLean. Quilted by Linda Young.
Best commercial quilting and second prize wall hanging quilt.
Otterman Odyssey by Valda Sutton
Any fish by Sonja Prchal
Memories of flight by Charlotte Scott. Highly commended professional wall quilt.
Australian Desert by Carol Sorrell
Sweet Heart by Kerry Glen
Abstraction by Rosemary Rush. First prize professional.
Dancing colourful flowers by Mei Qiu
Old library door by Ngaire Flemming. Highly commended amateur wall hanging.
Snake charmers by Heather Dockery. Second Prize amateur large quilt.
Home, pray, love by Jackie McDonald. First amateur large quilt.best domestic machine.
The Caswell quilt by Betty McLean. Quilted by Linda Young.
Best machine appliqué or machine embellishment.
First prize small quilt by multiple makers. (I wonder if it should say large quilt?)
Detail The Caswell
The Caswell Quilt by Ann Gregory. Quilted by Jacqui Carl.
Both previous quilts designed by Corliss Searcey. (Threadbear).
The nearly insane journey by Sue Flego. Quilted by Judi Schon
First prize large quilt multiple makers.
Finding my way by Sybil Lightbourne. Quilted by Judi Schon.
Highly commended large quilt multiple makers.
Rhythm of the Sea - Amplified by Kathleen Dunn.
Quilted by Jeanie Balemi.
Willa's quilt by Marian Kleist. Quilted by Sandy Mayo
Batik Silken Leaves by Alison Hartley. Quilted by Yoke Martens
Detail Batik silken leaves
Frida by Ngaire Fleming. Quilted by Leonie Wihongi.
Highly commended wall quilt multiple makers
Barn Blooms by Joy Wiseman. Quilted by Susan Trendall.
Volcanic Fires of Taupo by Carol Fearon.
Detail Volcanic fires of Taupo
Kisses for my daughter by Donna Cumming ( photo from my symposium 2015 post as I the one I took during the Auckland exhibtion failed).
Best Use of colour and first prize wall hanging multiple makers
Detail Kisses for my daughter
BEST of SHOW
Dear Jane by Mary Hawke. Quilted by Colleen Burr.
I hope you enjoyed viewing these quilts. More quilts in my previous two posts as well. There were so many more quilts on display than what is shown here.
The exhibtion was held at the AMI Netball Center in Auckland New Zealand. Fantastic space and lighting. Demonstrations, quilt sales and lots of vendors.
Thank you to Alison Lawrence http://aliquilts.blogspot.co.nz who spent time with me talking about Auckland Guild challenges.
In fact one challenge that I didn't photograph was the 2014 challenge quilts. The theme, your favourite book. Fantastic theme.
Great to see some familiar faces including our famous Wendy Welsh from Wellingion http://wendysquiltsandmore.blogspot.co.nz/ our La Passacaglia guru. Google La Passacaglia if you haven't seen these quilts.
Thank you Auckland. I had a very enjoyable weekend topped of by Taste of Auckland wine and food festival with my quilting buddy Sandra Kennington.
This girl flew home very happy.