Congratulations to CHRIS SERONG for her quilt "ALICE BRAY"
Chris said 'My own original design, I dedicated this quilt to my mother, Alice Emily Johnston (nee Bray). She recently celebrated her 89th birthday'.
Hand appliqued and machine quilted on a track mounted system by Desley Maisano.
Quilt Measures: 206cm x 206cm
I had a lovely chat with Pamela Brockwell at the quilt display as she was doing her "white gloves" duty and then I discovered I had already taken photos of her winning quilts. Indeed a talented quilter but also a friendly, bubbly lady.
Pam won FIRST PLACE in the INNOVATIVE section as well as EXCELLENCE IN DOMESTIC MACHINE QUILTING PROFESSIONAL award for her quilt "NIGHT FLIGHT".
Pam said 'Caryl Bryer Fallert's "Sew Dawn" quilt and maker's statement, struck a chord in me. Feeling the need to remake and renew myself as a quilter, my phoenix in night flight was born. Exhibited with permission of C.B. Fallert after she saw the photograph of my quilt. Pam also told me that each flame has an inset 9 patch in it and some of the individual blocks that make up the 9 patches are between 1/8" and 1/4".
Machine appliqued, pieced and machine quilted on a stationary machine.
Quilt Measures: 140cm x 215cm
I missed the winner of the GROUP QUILTS sorry, but the RUNNER UP caught my eye.
FROM SEA TO MOUNTAINS was made by ANNE ROBINSON & FRIENDS
Improvisational cutting and piecing techniques. Inspired by design in 'The Modern Quilt Workshop' by Weeks Ringle & Bill Kerr.
Machine pieced and machine quilted on a track mounted system by Lucy Thompson.
Quilt Measures: 219cm x 151cm
Hey, have a peep at these FIRST TIME ENTRANTS - well done!
FIRST PLACE was awarded to SYLVIA GRANT for her quilt "BALTIMORE".
Sylvia said 'this quilt is a result of a Di Ford Baltimore class'.
Hand appliqued and hand quilted
Quilt Measures: 180cm x 180cm
HIGHLY COMMENDED in the FIRST TIME ENTRANT section was awarded to
for her quilt "AUNT MILLIE'S GARDEN"
Alison said 'My interpretation of a Piece of Cake design by Linda Jenkins.
I am always fascinated with the Miniature Quilts, admiring the patience of many for their persistence with excellence in piecing such minute shapes of fabric.
KARREN TERRENS won FIRST PLACE
in MINIATURE QUILTS TRADITIONAL section for her quilt
Karren said 'My own original design, is a miniature wholecloth quilt incorporating feathers inspired by Lisa Calle, using a cotton/silk blend fabric which has given it a beautiful sheen. The quilt has been quilted using a silk thread.' Machine quilted on a track mounted system with stitch regulator.
Just admire the quilting, remember, it is a Miniature Quilt.
Quilt Measures: 60cm x 60cm
JOCELYNE LEATH won the OPEN MINIATURE QUILTS
for her quilt "EUCALYPTUS SPLENDOUR"
Jocelyne said 'My own original design. A closer look will reveal the splendour that adorns our backyards. The design explores the different stages of flowering. Indian silk and thread used to compliment the design.'
Thread painting, machine embroidered, pieced and machine quilted on a stationary machine.
Quilt Measures: 40cm x 60cm
CAROL BOSNA was HIGHLY COMMENDED in the OPEN MINIATURE QUILTS but she also WON and award for EXCELLENCE IN DOMESTIC MACHINE QUILTING - AMATEURS for her quilt "FEATHER FRENZY".
Carol said 'The central bird motif comes from an unknown source that I have adapted to miniaturize. The first border is a miniaturized Karen McTavish design, with the outside border adapted from an Anita Shackelford pattern.
Quilt Measures: 35cm x 35cm
REMEMBER: THE CRAFT & QUILT FAIR IS ON NEXT WEEK AT CANBERRA