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The Annual Quilt Show 2016 in Young was held last weekend 21-22 May at the Young Town Hall! Some incredible art quilts contributed by Australians from near and far were displayed and presented on stage.

New patchworkers and young women just starting off quilting were inspired and encouraged to submit a quilt in every show, no matter how advanced their skills are. Seeing the modern quilts displayed on the stage was enough to get you inspired to plan a contemporary quilting block!

It was great seeing our customers from Canberra and speaking to the ladies who started the show 6 years ago, Jenny and Carmel.

The challenge of this year’s quilt show was to enter a quilt which featured a technique called churn style. Each quilter had incorporated it into their quilt very uniquely; the traditional square churn style, or slightly elongated in a border, one was repeated 3 times on a textile art quilt in tiny sections. The quilter was also given the same single piece of fabric which had to be used somewhere in the quilt – even if it was just the colour theme. All appreciated the hard work and dedication that goes into creating every quilt.

Here are some pictures from Saturday.

Quilt Show

Special thanks to Robyn Cawdron from Robyn’s Plain & Fancy, who let me experiment with the quilt blocks she has just begun!



Every business strives to have the upper hand in a particular market and to be the business that their target market will turn to. Many succeed through the use of their Unique Selling Points (USPs) or their customer’s preferences. In reality, when you reach 65 years of being in business it is well worth reflecting on the fact that it hasn’t been for nothing and something to be impressed by.

Kennard & Kennard has been operating as a family owned business in Australia since 1949, operating in the fabric trade for over 65 years. Commencing as clothing wholesalers, the business has evolved to our current position as a leading wholesaler of quilting, patchwork and furnishing fabrics.

With 65 years of experience behind us, we are committed to leaving every customer feeling satisfied with our fabrics, being rest-assured that your fabric purchases are of the best quality.

We’ve spent 65 years looking after Australian customers with their fabric needs, more recently in the patchwork and quilting industry. Over this period we have innovated our range, introducing our range of quality Quilt Backings, beautiful Patchwork ranges, Linen/Cotton Blends, Batiks, Yarndyed Ginghams and Stripes and much more.

Take the time to get to know us, familiarise yourself with our products and quickly discover our excellent and reliable products and services we provide!

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