The Waverley Patchworkers Quilt show is not a judged show but they give out three awards at the opening of the show to honour three members who have a special place in the hearts of Waverley Patchworkers.
Dawn Burrows was the founder and first president of Waverley Patchworkers and the award is chosen by the current President. The Dawn Burrows Award went to Helen Feutrill for her quilt More than Just Grapes.
|Helen Feutrill More than just Grapes|
The June Lyons Award is the retaining tradition award which for Waverley means that it is made and quilted by one person, the award is chosen by the Quilt Show committee and they chose Morris Magic by Jan Smart.
|Jan Smart Morris Magic|
Jan used a Michele Hill pattern and made the quilt entirely by machine; she noted that she had to make 10 metres of bias for the vines.
The Marie Hart Award is given to a beginner quilter who has been quilting five years or less and this year the quilt went to Di Schwab for her quilt Stairway to Cat Heaven.
|Di Schwab Stairway to Cat Heaven|
The Waverley Patchworkers had 2 Viewer's Choice Awards because there were two halls of quilts and visitors could choose a winner from each room, the Red Room and the White Room.
Rose Lewis won the Red Room prize for her huge quilt Through the Garden Gate.
|Rose Lewis Through the Garden Gate|
I won the viewer's choice prize in the White Room for my Christmas Crazy quilt. I couldn't believe it, I had been so busy at the show that I didn't give my quilt a thought and I didn't even get a chance to vote! Thank you to those who voted for my quilt, it is an honour because there were so many beautiful quilts in the show.
|Linda Steele with Christmas Crazy|
You can read about how I designed Christmas Crazy by clicking on this link
One of the highlights of the quilt show was the Red and White with a Touch of Black challenge. There were 69 challenge entries and they were all so different and wonderful.
There were two challenge quilts that had exactly the same number of votes. The committee members who were doing the counting all day had to go back and check the number of votes to make sure.
1st Prize went to Naomi Hynes and Rose Lewis.
The person who won the raffle Quilt had ticket number 0609, she is a new quilter that only started last September and she was so excited to hear that she had won the quilt.
|Waverley Stars- Raffle Quilt 2014|
Bye for now,