Tuesday, 13 September 2016


I have been lucky enough to win a 2nd prize in the Sydney quilt show this year with my bush fire quilt.

Firelight©2015 Linda Steele
I received a gift voucher from BeBe Bold, a wonderful shop that specialises in Japanese fabric and embroidery. Here is what I bought with my voucher, needles and fabric. Thank you Jane McDonald of BeBe Bold.

I was also lucky enough to receive a voucher from the NSW shop Fortune and Fairies. I decided to buy some backing fabric for a couple of quilts that I am intending to make.

I also received some lovely prizes for my quilt A Time for all Seasons at the Victorian Quilters Showcase.

A Time for all Seasons
I received 4 boxes of Madeira thread; I now have the complete set of poly, rayon, cotton and metallic thread. I am very grateful for their generous prize. I have already started to use the thread, my machine loves it and it is so handy to have the range of colours and tones.

Madeira Thread Boxes

I also receive some gorgeous Valdani threads from Maytime Distributors. I love Valdani thread. Those beautiful threads are supposed to be colourfast as well.

Valdani Threads
I also received a gorgeous Yazzii Bag with plenty of pockets and space to keep a project when you are travelling.

Yazzii Bag

I have written thank you letters to these generous sponsors but I thought I should also mention them in my blog because all quilt show organisers really appreciate the generosity of sponsors especially in these tough economic times.

It's wonderful to finally finish a quilt and enter it into shows and so exciting to receive a ribbon, to receive a prize as well is icing on the cake.

Bye for now,


jude's page said...

congratulations Linda, lovely prizes.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Jude, all quilt shows really appreciate the generosity of sponsors

Gina E. said...

Wow, you are well and truly set up for cottons for some time! Congratulations, your work deserves all those prizes. I have been working on a little seascape of my own, using batik scraps and fussy cut fish from left over patchwork fabrics. Today I machine quilted it, using Kreinek sparkling thread that Pam Kellogg had given me years ago. It is of course meant for hand stitching, but it was on a bobbin, so I risked it, and it worked!
But next time I will buy the real thing. It was just too cold and wet to duck down to the Quilt Shop to buy anything today :-(

Linda Steele said...

I have also used the Kreinik thread in the machine and have found that it works well. I agree about this weather, Gina. I can't wait for Spring to finally arrive!