I was blown away with the finalists' entries on display and I am quite sure the remainder not displayed would have been a treat to view also, but alas, only so many can be shown. ENJOY, as I know you are from the emails I've been receiving.
"SEW MANY CATS" by DALE ROBSON
Inn-Control from Innovative Crafts to pad out the cats and other items making them real-life and most certainly did give a lovely dimension to her quilt.
We ALL know about ten green bottles and the song, well, SUSAN PRICE asked her husband what his immediate thought was when she said "TEN"? Susan said, "he replied TEN GREEN BOTTLES. Okay, I'll go with that. We laughed and discussed ten green bottles and the theme exploded with the antics of Leprechauns trying to get the ten green bottles off the wall. If you have Leprechauns you have to have a goat, suggested her husband. Why? I said. Because you just do! I googled Leprechauns and modified them to suit my story. Finally the quilt came together. I hope you enjoy my quilt as much as I enjoyed making "Ten Green Bottles". It was fun to make and is a fun quilt.
MAD TEN was made by SUSAN SHEATH
Susan said "A bold contemporary quilt featuring many forms of TEN dominated by X - the roman numeral for TEN. Specially designed fabric includes TEN in many languages and numerical sequences, reflecting the international nature of convention. The flowers used in the centre of the log cabin blocks and appliqued centre symbolise the window at the Royal Exhibition Building. Central beading represents the meeting of people and exchange of ideas. The TEN theme is continued in the Xs used for the hand quilting."
One of the oldest jokes I remember from my Poppy: "What's black and white and read all over?" Of course, a newspaper!
DIANNE DOWD remembered such when she named her entry as "THE TIMES 10 NEWSPAPER - Black and White and Re(a)d All Over."
ELAINE STURMFELS made "MR. & MRS. STIPLING'S BIRTHDAY BASH"
STILL MORE TO COME...........