As the clouds threatened and the wind picked-up the quilts were hung along the shops and vantage points for the 20th annual Airing of the Quilts in Northampton. The great hope from everyone involved that the rain would stay away for a while unfortunately didn’t eventuate, and the rain started shortly after.
This event usually brings thousands of visitors to Northampton to see the wonderful quilts by local quilt makers who proudly ‘air their quilts’ for visitors to admire.
We managed to take a few photos before the rain arrived.
Local artist Helen Reynolds was this year’s featured artist. Helen’s georgous quilts and very colourful textile artworks were on display…well out of the rain. Helen recently won the 2016 Bunbury International Quilt Challenge with her piece titled There’s a Fairy in My Garden. Unfortunately my photo of the winning piece didn’t work through the glass window.
With any luck the rain will ease off for a while and the quilts will be out for everyone to enjoy.
Many other activities and events are part of the festival but as the weather closed in I decided to take cover. I will have to come back next year to enjoy all the days offerings.
Beautiful. Would love to come over next year to see it in real life. Is it this time every year.
Yes, usually the last weekend of the WA school holidays.
The rain always seem to come at the wrong time… what a beautiful and colourful display!
For a small community they produce an amazing range of quilts….very clever ladies.
Pity about the weather. The quilts look great anyway.
They have been lucky in previous years. I think this is the first time in its 20 year history that rain has been a problem.
I’m no quilter, but they are works of art. Such a lovely town too.
I grew up in Northampton….from a farming family….and it is always lovely to go home.
We went to the ANZAC service there in 2015 it was so memorable.
Sorry to have missed you Kerry in the crowds, Nellie will probably have recognised Mum’s car in your photo, it was such a shame the weather was so wet, but did enjoy the cool rather than the 35 degrees on last years Airing. We also had a lovely day at Dongara’s Airing on Sunday. Sorry to have missed you.
We were only down town briefly because of the rain. We also had our neices wedding that afternoon so had to be organised. Hopefully we will catch up again soon.