Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Waverley Patchworkers Quilt Show 2012

The Waverley Patchworkers Quilt Show is over for another year. Well, two years really because we run the show every two years but the preparation starts a year ahead.
Opening night was a great success despite the appalling weather that we had on Friday. The forecast was to have a months rain in a day. The quilters still came and were treated to a wonderful talk from Leannne Beasley, who is well known for her Leanne's House patterns and her Vingette magazine.

Leanne Beasley Opening the Show
I was lucky enough to win the June Lyons Award which is awarded by the Quilt Show committee for the quilt they admire most that has been made by one person (ie. not commercially quilted).
The quilt I won it for was Naturally Crazy.

June Lyons Award winner, Linda Steele 2012
I was also lucky enough to win 2nd in Viewers Choice for my quilt, Holiday Waltz.
Viewers Choice 2nd. 2012

I can see that I am looking a lot more tired and weary by the end of the show when this photo was taken. Who won 1st Viewers Choice? Mariya Waters, of course. I forgot to take a photo of her quilt but the photos of all the awards and winners should be on the Waverley Patchworkers site soon.

Our wonderful raffle quilt called A William Morris Garden was won by an active member of the club, so that was nice for a change and good to see her collect her prize.
A William Morris Garden 2011

You can read all about the designer, makers and quilter of our raffle quilt by reading a previous post I have done  by clicking here

Bye for now,


Barbara Parish said...

Linda your quilts are lovely!
Congratulations on your awards.

Linda Steele said...

Thank you Barbara, prizes are hard to get and certainly enjoyable when you get them.

Kristina Wentzell said...

Congratulations, Linda! Well done.

I'd love to see some close up photographs of your quilts.


Linda Steele said...

Thanks Kristina, I am just about to leave on a couple of teaching trips but I am free for a few weeks after that so I will be sure to post some close-ups when I am home.

Gina E. said...

I went to the show on Saturday with two friends, and we were absolutely blown away by the quality of the quilts on show. My friends commented that the quilts were far superior to the ones at the A/asian Quilt convention! I asked if you were there, but apparently you'd been and gone by the time I got there (11 am).

Linda Steele said...

I am sorry that I missed you Gina. I was not there on saturday because of a previous appointment. We do have a lot of wonderful quilters at waverley.

Frances Clements Fawcett said...

Hi Linda! Wow I've been away for a couple of weeks and return to the fabulous news of your quilt show awards - congratulations!
Both pieces are lovely - I'm especially fond of "Naturally Crazy" and will poke around your site to see if there's a bit more info and more images of it! hugs from Port Townsend, fcf

Linda Steele said...

Welcome back Frances, I am going away for a week and will post some more photos and get my website updated when I get back.