Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Victorian Quilters Showcase 2016

The Victorian Quilters Showcase is over for another year and I was really lucky to have won three prizes. I started working away on my 'Seasons' quilt three years ago but I didn't get much sewing done last year because I was minding my granddaughter Savannah. I finally finished it this year in time for the quilt show.

This is a photo that I took of my quilt at the show, you can see the ribbons that I won.

A Time for all Seasons ©2016 Linda Steele
I won Runner Up to Best of Show, 1st in my category and Excellence in Embroidery and Embellishment.
I'll give you all the details and some close up photos of the quilt in my next post.

Here is a photo of Bella Rouge, the quilt by Ramona Resurreccion that won Best of Show.

Ramona Resurreccion with her quilt Bella Rouge
Ramona does the most beautiful machine quilting on her long arm machine and she had two other quilts in the show.

Ramona with her quilt Timeless Treasure
Ramona put a beautifully embroidered table cloth onto a background fabric and quilted it, it's a good idea of how to use all those table linens that we have stored in our cupboards.

Her other quilt was in the Modern Quilt section, it is a quilt that she designed based on the triangle roof of Federation Square in Melbourne.

Making a Point by Ramona Resurreccion
My friend Annie Andrews had two quilts in the show and they both won prizes.

Annie Andrews with her quilt Sandrannie
Texas Stars by Annie Andrews
Eileen Campbell won first prize with her quilt called Please Find my Home. There were pictures of various nursery rhyme houses and you had to match them with the names that were printed on the borders of the quilt.

Please Find my Home by Eileen Campbell
Here are some other quilts from the show
Waterlilies by Suzanne Moore

The Pleasure of Patchwork by Darelle Castelow

Quilted Diamonds by Pat Carroll
Star Medallion by Desley Maisano

While I was doing my white glove duty a man came up to me and asked if I could photograph him in front of his quilt. In return he gave me permission to post a photo on my blog

Denham by Max Lennie
Max was inspired by the Jean Paul Gautier exhibition when he designed his quilt. It was double sided and was hanging beautifully flat.

The Profile a Quilter this year was the beautiful long arm quilter Karen Terrens. Here are a couple of her quilts that were on display.

First Blush by Karen Terrens
A Table for Two by Karen Terrens
Her quilting is so beautiful.

My friend Julie Adamson is a hand quilter and she won Excellence in Hand Quilting and Applique with her quilt called Victorian Lace.

Victorian Lace by Julie Adamson
Here is a detail photo so you can get an idea of her exquisite work.

Victorian lace detail 
I also had an official role at the presentation ceremony in my role as President of Waverley Patchworkers .
Waverley Patchworkers gave an award for the Mainly Applique two person section and it was won by Marjorie Bell for her quilt called the Conway Album Quilt.

Here is a photo of me with Marjorie in front of her quilt.

Here is a photo of the quilt.

The Conway Album quilt is a pattern by Irma Gail Hatcher and it was quilted by Yvonne Sebire.

The Victorian Quilters Showcase had so many beautiful quilts this year and it was a well-attended show. Congratulations to everyone who had a quilt in the show. I always say that anyone who finishes a quilt is a winner. They are easy to start but hard to finish.

In my next post I'll show some more photos of my quilt.

Bye for now,


jude's page said...

Lovely quilts, it was good to see them at the show. Congratulations Linda. I have linked to your blog on mine.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Jude, I'm sorry we were there on different days this year.

Robbie said...

Your quilt is beautiful and winning ribbons is SO well deserved! I love this quilt! Hope others click on it to see up close!!!!
thanks for sharing the other beautiful pieces of work!!! They are each amazing!!!!

Linda Steele said...

Thank you Robbie, the quilts were truly beautiful in this years show and I'd love to be able to show them all.

Quilts on Bastings said...

Congratulations again Linda - your quilt is incredible! You have written a wonderful blog post and thank you for including some of my quilts - I had the best time at Showcase.

Linda Steele said...

Your welcome Karen, I loved looking at your quilts