Monday, 8 October 2007

Field of Quilts

The annual Field of Quilts was another great success. This event initially was held in a field of lavender about 10kms out of town, which was really lovely, however as it was run by the Boddington Arts Council, the logistics of it all were hard. It is now held in the vacant block next to the Arts Council and is still lovely. Here are some general photos of the day - photos of specific quilts will be in other entries.

Setting up and hanging the quilts in the early morning.

Some of the stalls.

Our very good friend Janice talking to another friend Carmel, probably having an illicit cigarette in amongst the greenery.

Nearly done.

Hanging the bigger quilts. This was quite chaotic as this was the first year that we have had trouble with the lines - they started to fall over! There were bodies running everywhere holding up quilts and pulling on wire. It all calmed down when more star pickets were bashed in, at the end of the rows, that were longer and able to stay in the ground. Phew.
The lovely Liz F at the end of the day packing up the final quilts ready to be sent back to their rightful owners. This room, two hours prior, was overflowing with quilts waiting to be packaged up and returned.


dot said...

Looks like fun. I am happy to hear that all the quilts did not fall to the ground. It must have been fun to see all those quilts hanging like that.

Ali Honey said...

I guess it doesn't rain very often. Looks like everyone worked hard and had fun!

swooze said...

How nice! Thanks for sharing!

meggie said...

That must have been a lot of hard work, and a lot of fun!

Jeanne said...

Looks wonderful! I'm sure the hard work was worth it.

Helen said...

I am so cross at myself for not making the effort to go now after seeing your fantastic photos! Next year definately!!!