Saturday, September 3, 2011

Quilts in the Barn 2011

Yesterday I had a very enjoyable few hours at Quilts in the Barn.

This year the exhibition features quilts from Jo Morton from USA.

Jo was there with her DH. Jo is a very gracious lady who was very generous with her time and knowledge.

Hanging in the barn are dozens of Jo's quilts as well as many quilts made by ladies such as Linda Collins (who organises and holds Quilts in the Barn) and Dorothy Ramage.

All funds raised from the 3 days of the exhibition are donated to breast cancer research. For location and other details go here.

The weather was perfect for a cup of tea and bite to eat outside in the sun. There was a slight breeze that created a drift of apple blossom petals in the air. I saw Elyte, Di Hall (Di Ford of Sarah Morrell quilt and many others fame) and I met several new ladies. The Quilted Crow ladies also had fabric and supplies available for purchase.

All the quilts in this post were made by Jo Morton.

The quilt below was my favourite. It will be featured in a book by Jo to be released later this year.

 A couple more quilts.

It is another wonderful exhibition of quilts with funds going to a very worthy cause.

Happy Fathers Day for tomorrow to all the fathers out there.

Have a great weekend.


  1. I love the one you say is your favorite as well!

  2. Lovely to catch up with you again. We picked the same favourite. I can see us both rushing for that book at the end of October. Maybe we can sew along together.

  3. It looks like you have had a great time meeting new people and viewing the quilts. Your favorite is my favorite too and i remember seeing somewhere in a newsletter from a shop in USA talking about this quilt coming out in a book at the end of October and they are also going to offer it as a BOM in January 2012 using Jo's fabric but for the life of me i can't remember the shop offering it. Have to go and put my thinking cap on.

    Adele xx

  4. So many lovely quilts! Thanks for sharing them with us. I'd love to meet Jo Morton. Is she also teaching while in Australia?

  5. Gorgeous quilts! My fav is your favorite :) Thanks for sharing .. going back for another look.

  6. Beautiful Quilts...oh How I wish I could have been there too..
    I love the look of that quilt too!
    Julia ♥

  7. Gosh, I wish I could just hop on a plane and visit this weekend. What a wonderful display of all things 'JO'! Thanks for posting such lovely pictures. I adore the quilt you picked as your favourite; I guess I'd better just hurry up and get over my apprehension re. applique!
    Best wishes, Sue in France.

  8. oh wished I lived closer so I could go.........wonderful............

  9. Too bad we missed each other on Friday, we were leaving just as Elyte got there. It was a wonderful exhibition and I have enjoyed reading your post.

  10. Wonderful quilts!! Your fav is my fav too....I'll have to be on the lookout for the book when it comes out :0)


  11. What a wonderful opportunity. Gorgeous display of beautiful quilts.

  12. What lovely quilts Miriam...nice to 'see' you again :)

  13. Beautiful Miriam, I'm glad you had a lovely time. I will try and get there next year. xo

  14. thanks for sharing Jo's quilts - what a great exhibit!

  15. Thanks for the awesome tour of Jo's quilts, it must have been fantastic to be there in person.

  16. Beautiful quilts, I especially like the one yet to be released by Jo.

  17. Ohh look at the one coming out soon. That's an exciting applique treat for you, isn't it? So glad you were able to attend and thanks for sharing with us!!!

  18. Your favourite is also mine hihi!!! Can't stop appliqueing hihi!! But first things first hey?
    After my garden I will work on the English Basket Quilt and maybe ... hihi!! Take care now, hugs, Daniëlle

  19. Oh, what a great show and to meet Jo, how cool!
    Thanks for sharing. I love her quilts even though I have not made one yet.
    I am really liking your medallion quilt so far.
    Your blocks are looking good too.

  20. Hi! Greetings from Finland! I love the quilts! Thank you for showing the photos! I like your blog!! It's so nice to find other quilters from other countries! :)