It truly is wall to pew to wall quilts at St Paul's church, Brisbane Street Ipswich this weekend. The Ipswich Quilt Show is underway and there is so much to see that one has the impression of being in the TARDIS. The Queensland Quilter's Challenge quilts are on show - June Rundle's quilt (left) was awarded third place and it really feels like there is a party going on. Jan McPike's dragon is also exquisite - beautifully created and stitched. It's worth the trip just to see the Challenge entries. The church is filled with a really impressive mix of traditional and contemporary quilts - and other attendees include the Spinners and Weavers group and demonstrations of traditional tatting and lace making. If that's not enough, there are local crafts for sale and refreshments available throughout the weekend. The show runs today until 3pm and again tomorrow from 12 noon to 3pm with entry to the Quilt Show a gold coin donation. Did I mention the beautiful raffle quilt .... just $2 a ticket.
Jane McPike's "Chinese New Year 2012 (c) Jan McPike