The Victorian Quilters Showcase is on at the moment and I had a wonderful day there on Thursday. The first day of the show is always exciting because everything looks so new and fresh and it's the day that the prizes are announced.
I was thrilled to win two prizes at the show. I received a first in Mixed Techniques and Excellence in Embroidery and Embellishment for my quilt Christmas Crazy.
Christmas Crazy is a hand embroidered crazy quilt and I machine quilted it on a domestic machine. It is my original design and it's a wonder that it ever got put together. I made all the hanging ornament blocks last year while I was participating in the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2012. Then I had to decide how to make them into a cohesive quilt. I tried so many configurations and took photos of each step and made my family come in and see what they thought. I also tried at least four different background fabrics. In fact I might do a blog post showing all the things I was thinking.
Anyway the agonising is over and the quilt was finally finished.
Here's me just after the ceremony with my prizes.
That box you can see behind the ribbons is quite heavy and it's a three drawer chest filled with Madeira machine embroidery threads.
But there are three drawers!!
I am very lucky and this chest of threads was provided by SSS Pty Ltd.
I also received a gift voucher from Eureka Patchwork in Ballarat. So it looks as though I will be making a trip back to Ballarat sometime soon.
Today is the last day of the show and I am just about to go in for the day. There are some really beautiful quilts this year and I have taken some photos that I will put into a post next week. But here is a sneak peak of the Best of Show quilt made by Pamela Brockwell.
Bye for now,