Tuesday, 7 December 2021

Victorian Quilters Showcase 2021

 The awards for the Victorian Quilters Showcase were announced via Zoom this morning.  After three date changes from July this year and many emails, meetings and phone calls we had a virtual show instead of an in-person show. I was lucky enough to win four prizes.

I won Highly Commended in Pictorial and Excellence in Embroidery and Embellishment for The Great Barrier Reef.

The Great Barrier Reef 

This quilt was a little different to my other Coral Reef quilts, because I used all my own hand-dyed and hand painted fabrics, lots of machine thread-painting too.

Here are some detail photos.

I also won two prizes for my Connections quilt. I received first place in Contemporary/Innovative quilts and Best use of Colour.


The quilts were of a particularly high standard this year, so I was absolutely thrilled to receive some prizes. All the quilts and the prize winners will be up on the Victorian Quilters Website in the next couple of days.

Hopefully, we will be back to an in-person show next year, but there are no guarantees!

I am also relieved because I was contacted to say that I was a close contact with Covid and I had to have a Covid test yesterday, today I received a negative result, such a relief! I can relax now.

Bye for now,



jude's page said...

Congratulations Linda, the quilts look amazing. Well what I have seen online so far. I was a bit err derr and logged on at 11am, but it was SA 11 and not Vic, so missed most of it. Well done on a great awards ceremony, and love the way the website shows the entries and winners. Great job. Hopefully it can be a "real" show soon.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

A negative result, that's wonderful! Phew.
The awards are exciting too and much deserved I think. I'm looking forward to visiting the virtual show when it goes live (perhaps it already is because I just realized I'm a couple of days late commenting).

Linda Steele said...

That's a shame about the time mix up, Jude, easy mistake to make. Congratulations on your prizes

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Magpie Mumblings, I think the virtual gallery of all the quilts will be up today