I took lots of photos so I thought I would separate the posts so it's not too long and boring for everyone.
Every year there is a challenge and this year's theme was Made in Australia- Flora and Fauna, as usual the quilts were amazing and it must be so hard to judge the winners.
The first prize went to Linden Lancaster with her quilt called Kangaroo and Wattle. There were so many different fabrics that made up the kangaroo face.
The second prize and also Viewer's Choice prize went to Jeanie Henry with her quilt Hello Possums!! I can't find a website for Jeanie but she is no stranger to prizes because she won first prize in last year's challenge. The possum is all free machine thread painted, it must have taken hours to sew.
There were many other lovely quilts in the challenge.
|Night Moves by Sue de Vanny|
|Lorikeets Reflected by Eileen Campbell|
|Numbat-Made in WA by Janice Rowe|
|Capers in Wallum by Bernadine Hine|
I was talking to Mariya Waters and so I took a photo of her with her quilt, the sun was very bright through the windows though.
|Look at Me, Look at Me! by Mariya Waters|
|Up a Gum Tree by Helen Godden|
|Australia's Bouquet by Yvonne Chapman|
|Hanging Around by Gillian Shearer|
|In the Wild by Deb Layt|
There were many more lovely quilts, I think that there were 31 altogether, they made such a great display.
There were two huge quilts by Velda Newman who was one of the tutors; I only took a photo of one of them unfortunately. There were people in front of the other one and I must have got distracted waiting for them to move and didn't get the photo. It would have been a good idea to take a photo with the people in front so you get an idea of the huge scale though.
|Zinnia by Velda Newman|
There were so many other quilts to see such as the Best of Australia quilts, Modern quilts direct from Quilt Con in the USA, quilts from Mexico, quilts from Taiwan, Art Quilt groups and Tutors quilts.
I'll show some photos of them in another post.
Bye for now,