So very proud of one of our Westalee Online Students
for her quilt winning
FIRST PLACE in the Victorian Quilters Inc section
for TRADITIONAL TWO PERSON AMATEUR & PROFESSIONAL
"POPPIES FOR GRANDPA"
Our other students will be delighted to see this, as I was.
I've shown you a large closeup of the poppies as they were done superbly.Therese said "Poppy applique original design. Traditional blocks. Block layout design inspired by 'Summer Still Life' by Natalia Bonner and Kathleen Whiting in American Patchwork and Quilting, August, 2013." Quilted by Leanne Kaufmann.
Quilt Measures 199cm x 199cm
Another feature at the show warmed my heart and they deserve some recognition.
During the past 12 months, Victorian Quilters, through the Wrapped in Love Auxiliary at the Royal Children's Hospital, has distributed 1870 quilts to children with a life threatening illness. (how comforting) They have many, many sponsors, too many to list here, but are thankful for them all.
Marie Lee, VSQ Coordinator kindly gave me some more information.
The Very Snuggly Quilt Program has been operating for the past 15 years. As mentioned above, the amazing number of quilts given to the children in the last 12 months alone, with all fabrics and batting donated.
At the Craft & Quilt Fair, Expertise Events provided them space, Bernina Australia loaned them a Bernina 720 and two Bernina 570QE for use during the show. Horn Australia also provided a cabinet for the 720 so as volunteers may actually quilt the quilts at the show, as well as a Horn cutting table for their use.
WELL DONE VICTORIAN QUILTERS and your wonderful volunteers.
Next up is the CRAFT & QUILT FAIR in CANBERRA
SEE YOU THERE - STAND A02