It was a really lovely exhibition and all the quilts were beautifully displayed and lit to their advantage.
Lucy Carroll won first prize in the large category with her quilt named Yellow Box. It is hard to see in the photo but the quilt was quite wide and measured 180cm wide but only 60cm long.
|Yellow Box by Lucy Carroll|
|Urbanscape by Maxine Quinlan|
The Packers Choice Award went to Neroli Henderson for her quilt called Coco (the quilt).
|Coco (The Quilt) by Neroli Henderson|
You can see this quilt from across the room as you enter the exhibition and it really looks quite lifelike. Neroli made this quilt by cutting up lots of different fabrics into tiny pieces. Here is a detail shot that gives you an idea of how it was done.
|Coco (The Quilt) detail|
Button Grass Plains by Sandra Champion was runner up in the Large Category and it had a lot of hand stitching on it to provide the texture.
|Button Grass Plains by Sandra Champion|
|Button Grass Plains detail|
Janet Kidson had used a discharge technique for her quilt Autumn-Winter.
|Autumn-Winter by Janet Kidson|
|Foliage by Phyllis Sullivan|
|Billy Buttons by Linden Lancaster|
|Billy Buttons detail|
|Summer-Kangaroo Paws and Billy Buttons by Susan Mathews|
|Summer- Kangaroo Paws and Billy Buttons detail|
I have tried to find websites for all the artists that I have mentioned and if you click on their names it will take you to their sites. A couple of them do not seem to have a website though.
I have only showed a small number of the wonderful quilts in the exhibition, there is so much more to see. Luckily the exhibition is on until 20th December and so there is still plenty of time to get to see the quilts.
The display is on at the Box Hill Town Hall, Whitehorse Road, Box Hill. Tuesday - Friday 10am-4pm and Saturdays 12pm-4pm.
Bye for now,