Irish Circles

Irish Circles
Last years block of the month

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Quilt Show

Hi everyone,
The Sydney Quilt Show is lovely I know a few were worried about the new venue but it is light and airy the quilts looked so much better with all the natural light.
My quilt Birds and Blooms got second place in my section, such a nice surprise.
One of the judges was Kim Maclean which brought back memories of me, a young mum, sitting in awe in front of her quilt a 'A Tisket a Tasket one more Basket'at the Sydney Quilt show many years ago. A white glove lady said to me, "you know you just need to practice, you get better every quilt" I said I couldn't imagine ever entering a show like this.
I can't remember how many quilts I have made since then but I have loved making all of them.
I caught up with lots of friends and had a really nice day.
The best of show is a stunner, go see it!

The pattern for Birds and Blooms is available.

I will be sorting out Correspondence today for the Block of the Month, the first posting is Monday.

Looking forward to Port Macquarie and catching up with you all.
Happy stitching everyone,
Karen x


  1. Oh Karen congratulations you are an inspiration xx

  2. Karen your Birds and Bloom is beautiful !!!!!

  3. Omg, twice in a month. How will we keep up!!!

    1. Ha ha very cheeky miss Wendy.
      I don't want to distract you from your homework!

  4. Hi Karen, your birds and blooms quilt is beautiful at the quilt show yesterdayl, .do you have the pattern for sale? Would love a copy!!!!!!!!!!!! My email is

  5. Congratulations Karen, you certainly do a beautiful job, well deserved I think. :)) Joy

  6. Yay for Birds and Blooms...congratulations, well deserved...