Runner-Up was awarded to Jing Jix for her "White Firefly" made of chemical fibre filler with artificial cotton and bulbs. She said "My piece is inspired by the Chinese Legend of Chang-E or Sad Fairy of the Moon. It incorporates the timeless magic, wonder illumination and dreams of a celestial journey to the moon."
Some will appreciate this fairy dress.
BEST OF THE SHOW was awarded to Joanne Johnson for her "CARNIVAL" which not only won the coveted prize but also won the Best Traditional Quilting and the Judges Choice. I was delighted that a traditional quilt won the most prestigious award as quilts have leant towards picture and art techniques in recent years. Joanne said "The traditional Dresden Plate was my inspiration for this quilt. Fabrics used are reproduction 1800's. The Quilt is hand pieced and quilted." Note the detail in the borders. Wow!
Even though I am in Houston, USA, as I write, attending the International Quilt Market, I shall blog more beautiful quilts from our own Craft & Quilt Fair in Brisbane 2 weeks ago tomorrow. Then go on to this week's exciting adventures.