Best of Show Runner Up was awarded to Kathy Brown for her quilt "Is One Egg Enough? Mallee Threatened Bird Series #2 The Southern Scrub Robin" as well as 1st Place in the Pictorial Professional Category.
Here are two close-ups whereupon I've endeavoured to show you the beautiful details that Kathy has successfully reproduced.
"Hand Me Downs" by Jocelyne Leath also took my fancy as a Memorable Quilt.
Jocelyne used Cotton, Hessian, Flanelette and Paper. It was hand and machine stitched, using thread painting, fabric painting and photo transfers. Jocelyne stated "The boy watches and learns. One day he will work alongside his father and eventually he will inherit the title, the tools, the business and all the responsibilities. Skills, trades, customs, traditions, cultures and history have been handed down from one generation to another. We live, we learn, we remember, as it always was in the past. The frame may hold some memories but the mirror always reflects the truth."
Aren't these words just so wonderful? Just look at the detail in the boy's hair and all around him! In reality it is all three-dimensional too.
When we travel to Adelaide we always stop at the Service Station at Tailem Bend in SA for a bite to eat with its beautiful setting overlooking the Murray River. Even when the river is suffering from a drought year, it always seems to have high water in it at this point because of the dams upstream, but this year, being such a brilliant year for rainfall, it was bubbling along merrily full to the brim. Also, I am always intrigued how one side of the river can be so much lower than the high side where the Service Station is located and from where I took this picture of a farmer taking in the balance of his bales of hay. (Just to please John) It is an enormous cliff on one side and low pasture on the other.
Definitely one of the highlights of visiting Adelaide for the show is for the scrumptious bag of home-made biscuits that Farmer Joy always presents to John to keep him happily munching away during the show. They are to die for - particularly the chocolate dipped coffee shortbread. Yum yum yum. I had to hide them so as at least I got a taste! Thanks Joy.