We have a new banner! The NEW Punch with Judy banner was a landmark for our stand at last week's Craft & Quilt Fair. We needed customers to be able to find us easily with the new floor plan and aisle configuration. So, our new banner was flying high above our stand upon the balcony above. Look for it at the next Show you attend. Did you find it helpful if you were at the Darling Harbour Show in Sydney?
What wonderful talented young quilters we have! It is great to see so many exhibiting at the shows so I thought you may like to see our upcoming stars of the future. Two winners at The Quilters' Guild of NSW, Sydney Quilt Show 2011 were:
First Place in the Junior Member B Category (13-18) was awarded to Samara Flynn (17) for her "Minnie Waters Christmas Quilt".
Samara said that she was inspired after participating in a workshop with Lorraine Carthew when in Year 8. She created this Landscape artwork from a photo she took whilst on a family picnic at Minnie Water. It features raw edge appliqué and free motion quilting. Congratulations Samara!
Tegan Lawson is also 17 and she won the Bernina Junior Encouragement Award and Third Place in the Junior Member B (13-18) Category for her "Spinning Waterwheel Quilt".
Why I was particularly drawn to this quilt was that Tegan used the Jewel Box Gems Ruler to create circular design to resemble a spinning wheel. It is machine quilted. I've been teaching the Jewel Box Gems Ruler in my current daily seminars on the show circuit. Well done Tegan.
More to come............
Don't forget we'll be at the Melbourne Craft & Quilt Fair at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southbank (affectionately known as "Jeff's Shed") from 28 - 31 July. Stand A11. Full details in my next Newsletter.