Congratulations to Merriyen from NSW who was the winner and to two Runner-ups (because they couldn't split them) Colleen from WA and Helen from NSW who was one of my Online Students. YEAH! We are so proud of Helen and she has kindly loaned me her quilt (pictured here) for display on my Show Stands to encourage my customers to consider joining our 2012 Westalee Online Class and make one for themselves!
It only costs $30.00 for the entire year, though I know you will purchase some Westalee products along the way! The bonus is that you also learn so much more about patchwork in general and the friendliness of the Yahoo Group is simply incredible. What a great bunch of patchworkers!
Talent seems to run in the family because Helen's daughter Suzanne, who also did the Westalee Online Course, was selected as one of the students who entered a competition for Stage 5 Textile Students across Australia. Two entries per school and Suzanne's quilt was selected to tour the Craft and Sewing Shows around Australia this year being a finalist along with HSC garments from Stage 6 Textile Students. Suzanne attends Caroline Chisholm College in Sydney.
Olivia Duffin from Gorokan High School chose "Apparel" as her focus area.
Yu Yan Luk from Hornsby High School chose Textile Arts as her focus area and I admired the beautiful corsage on the shoulder.
Of course, the pleating in the bodice captured my attention! Lauren Black from Cheltenham Girls High School chose her focus area as "Costume".
Natalie Yeung from Sydney Girls High School chose "Costume" as her focus area.