I was absolutely thrilled to win 1st Place for my miniature, Autumn Dance. It's the first time that I have ever made a miniature.
|Autumn Dance by Linda Steele|
I actually designed it about 5 years ago and got sick of the pattern hanging around. I had originally intended to needle turn it but I never had the time and knew that I would never get it done and so I used a machine blanket stitch on the edges. That made it more fun and it actually got finished.
I couldn't believe it when I also won Excellence in the use of Colour, usually that prize goes to way out colourful quilts.
My friend Julie Adamson won Best of Show with her quilt, The Apprentice.
|The Apprentice by Julie Adamson|
|The Apprentice detail|
Here is a photo of Julie and I just after she had won her award.
|Julie Adamson and I|
Being the Convenor meant that I was always doing or thinking about something and I didn't take as many photos as I usually do.
Here are some of the photos that I took.
|A Very Merry Christmas by Rhonda Irving|
|Harvey Lane by Shelley Kelly|
|Abby by Ramona Resurreccion|
|Man in the Mud by Michelle de Groot|
|Rings around Australia by Robyn Coots|
|Virginia Kaleidoscope by Elizabeth Allen|
The runner up to Best of Show was Linden Lancaster with her art quilt.
|A Place of Reflection by Linden Lancaster|
Linden was also one of the Profile a Quilters this year and there was a display of her quilts.
|Linden Lancaster in front of some of her quilts|
|Reed Warblers- Barmah Lakes by Linden Lancaster|
|Under the Jacaranda by Linden Lancaster|
As usual it was a wonderful quilt show and people liked the way we had set out the show, so I hope to do something similar next year.
This show is a tremendous amount of work though and I have spent a lot of time on the computer instead of doing my sewing. Hopefully I will get used to it and manage to get some sewing done as well in the future. Of course I had a lot of help from the committee and volunteers who have been helping for years and they made my job so much easier.
Bye for now,