Monday, 18 June 2012

Sydney Quilt Show 2012

Last week I travelled up to Sydney to visit the Quilters Guild of NSW Quilt Show. People from all over Australia made the same trip because the Guild was celebrating its 30th birthday.
The Sydney show is very big with plenty of quilts on display and plenty of shops to tempt you to spend your money.

In honour of their 30th birthday the guild invited 30 well known, award winning quilters to participate in two "one-off" Master Quilter Categories. One category was for the Traditional quilts and the other category was for the Contemporary or Art Quilts. I was honoured to be asked to participate.

I entered my quilt Holiday Waltz and was so thrilled to receive 2nd prize.
Holiday Waltz ©2012 Linda Steele
Rachelle Denneny won 1st prize with her beautiful wholecloth quilt named Golden Ivory. I am friends with Rachelle and I watched her quilt this quilt, step by step as she posted the photos on her Facebook page. It was wonderful to see the finished quilt.

Here is a detail shot to get an idea of the beautiful quilting.
Golden Ivory detail © 2012 Rachelle Denneny
Jenny Bowker made a stunning quilt as a tribute to quilt maker Margaret Rolfe. I was lucky enough to be there when Margaret Rolfe saw the finished quilt for the first time. Here is a photo of Margaret in front of the quilt.
The Quiltmaker © 2012 Jenny Bowker
Best of Show went to Ming Hsu for her quilt named Long Fong(Chinese Dragon and Phoenix).
On one of my white glove duties I was in charge of minding the Best of Show quilt and I got to study this wonderful quilt in detail.
Long Fong detail © 2012 Ming Hsu
Here are a couple of other quilts that were in the Masters section.
The Unicorn's Garden © Eileen Campbell

The Forever Journey:eat, pray, stay © 2012 Julie Haddrick

Here is the link to see all the winners at the Sydney Quilt Show 2012. There are links at the top of the page to see the winning quilts in each section

By the way, I also won another prize in the show. My quilt Naturally Crazy won 4th in Mixed Techniques.
Naturally Crazy © 2012 Linda Steele

 I had a wonderful time at the show and met up with many friends and made some new friends as well.

Bye for now,


Lorraine said...

Congrats Linda. I found your blog through a posting on the CQ yahoo group. Your work is beautiful and I look forward to seeing more.

Linda Steele said...

Hello Lorraine, Thank you, it's lovely to hear from you.

Arlene White said...

Congratulations, i did see you blog when you put it up, but forgot to come back to leave a comment.

I'm in the middle of the Townsville Show judging, we were thrilled to received double the number of entrants this year than last. The work entered is great too.


Linda Steele said...

Good to hear from you Arlene. How lovely to hear that quilting is alive and well in Townsville.