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Thread: Symposium 2009 - Wellington, New Zealand

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    I went to our biennial national quilt exhibition today, what an amazing day! I've taken a tonne of photos, but I'm not sure what the etiquette for here is. Do I just start posting them, or pick out just a couple of the best?

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    When i went to the one in Holland, I posted a good few pics. Took a while but ppl seemed to enjoy them. Or I know you can upload them onto one of those 'slideshow' website thingies and just post a link but don't know how!

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    post em!!

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    Post them!! I'd love to see them!!! :-)

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    I downloaded the photos last night then went to bed, sorry! There's 87, so that answers my question, I can't post all of them. :-(
    Will start picking out some... I tried to keep you guys in mind and take photos of a wide variety, but my personal taste is definitely showing through.

    This one had "holes" in it... there are gaps where you can see the wall behind. The colours were stunning.
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    What I've done is put them into an online gallery.... I hope this works....

    http://www.photoshopshowcase.com/Vie...ID=217003&AT=3

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    the gallery worked fine and they are absolutely beautiful quilts! Were those your daughters in a few of the pictures?They are beautiful too

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    Thank you, ever so much, for the beautiful pictures!! :D It is so fun getting a chance to view other's quilts. This is such a treat!! :D :D :D

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    wow those are all great, I love your pictures thank you :D

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    WOW.. those are soooooooo incredible!!!! Thanks so much for posting! I am going to look again .. LOVE THEM ALLLLLLLLL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by azdesertrat
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    the gallery worked fine and they are absolutely beautiful quilts! Were those your daughters in a few of the pictures?They are beautiful too
    I made them stand next to some for a size comparison, it didn't occur to me until halfway round though sorry! The eldest is my stepdaughter, and the little one is my youngest, she's 7 in a couple of days.


    There was some absolutely stunning work displayed.... it is the biggest show we have in this country I think, so was the absolute top quilters.

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    Wow!! Thanks for sharing those photos. What stunning stunning work....

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    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
    Every picture that came up I said, "Oh, that's the best!" until the next picture. Wow! Beautiful quilts. It had to be wonderful to see them in person. Thank you again for sharing.

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    Thank You!!!! So many beautiful quilts!!!! So many ideas!!!!! :D :D :D I loved seeing your girls in the pictures, too!!! :D :D :D Happy early birthday to the little one :D :D :D

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    Wow! Thanks BC - those were beautiful. It's wonderful how different countries seem to have different styles and flavours. These had a different feel to what I see here in France, what I've seen in the UK and Holland, and what I see online from the States - all beautiful, just different! My overall impression was - stunning pictorial quilts, lots of beautiful appliqué and some really clever 'perspective' quilts! Loved it, thank again for taking the time! :D

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    I think I tend to lean towards colour first... the bright purples and blues and greens attract me... actually, anything really bright does it.

    There were a lot of art quilts, but because I don't really get them I tended not to photograph them.

    There was a large section devoted to the ANZACs too, which is the Australian and New Zealand Army Corp. They fought at Gallipoli and we're fiercly proud of them.

    There is definitely a huge difference between countries. What has struck me the most is the traditional aspect out of America, there's a lot of traditional blocks, colour schemes, with modern twists as well.

    I buy a British magazine every now and then and they have a different style again.

    And that, my dear Watson, is the beauty of the internet. The world is at our fingertips. We have instant access to the greatest quilts and quilters this planet has to offer. No matter what our preferred method or style, we can find kindred spirits, support, advice, tips, and new skills.

    It's great to be a quilter today. :-)

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    You said it!

    I know about Gallipoli but only from that film so I don't know how historically accurate that was. Great film though and you are justly proud.

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    We're quite horrible to each other most of the time, Australia and New Zealand, there's an intense rivalry. But when it comes to our Anzac's we stand proudly side by side. The best bit is, every Anzac day the rememberance crowds at the dawn parade get bigger and bigger.

    Another section of quilts that were quite stunning were the junior entries. There are some seriously talented youngsters out there! I couldn't take any photos, it was at the end of the gallery and was quite crowded, so couldn't get any shots in.

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    Those beautiful quilts and your slide show presentation of your pictures was wonderful. I just sat there saying outloud to myself: "wow" "wow" "wow" -- suppose it sounds silly and I should be embarassed to admit talking to myself but I just can't help it.

    Thank you, Bluechicken, for sharing.

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    So many beautiful quilts--thank you for sharing!! I loved seeing your girls in the pics too.

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    Thank you, Blue Chicken, for the fabulous quilt show. Made me want to see the ones you couldn't take pictures of. And now I think we know your name is Vickie???

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    Yep :-)

    Real name is Vickie... or Vix if I'm feeling particularly lazy!

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    Is it all right if I keep calling you Blue Chicken? By the way, that ad is hysterical!

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    Holy cow!!!! They are amazing! Thank you so much for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoanneS
    Is it all right if I keep calling you Blue Chicken? By the way, that ad is hysterical!
    Go for it, it's a lot more polite than some names I've been called! LOL

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