Wednesday, 3 August 2016

More Winners from Melbourne's Craft & Quilt Fair

There certainly were some talented quilters showing their quilts in the Victorian Quilters Showcase at last week's Craft & Quilt Fair in Melbourne.
ROBYN COOTS won the award for Excellence in Domestic Machine Quilting, Professional as well as Runner-Up for Mainly Applique, Professional for her quilt 'SCARLET SURPRISE'.

Robyn said "This quilt is an original design. The applique is all hand stitched. Other elements include piecing and trapunto. The flowers are embellished with little black beads and knots embroidered with black silk to represent stamen/seeds."
I hope you can see enough of the detail of the applique.

The finishing of the borders amazed me. 
Seemed to me to be a fine piping curved around, was definitely inserted. 
Just look at the quilting designs too!
Quilt Measures 196cm x 196cm

was Runner Up in the Long Arm Quilters One Person Section
Robyn said "I have long been fascinated by Mandala's and so with this quilt, I used illustrator to reflect design elements, to create a large Mandala design. The fabric is cotton sateen and glide thread was used." (Punch with Judy sells Glide Thread by Fil-Tec, by the way) 
Quilt Measures 145cm x 145cm

First Place in the ART QUILTS
PLUS the Westalee Best Original Design Award
for her quilt "FLUTTER BY - LIFE"
Truly an incredible work of art. Jocelyne said "Our travels along the journey of Life, has its continuous ups and downs, with all forms of emotions experience. The whole picture appears fractured, as we ease from one heightened emotion to another."
Quilt Measures 150cm x 120cm overall
Note the detailed quilting designs

Hope you enjoy viewing these. Of course, there were MANY more.
Our next Show is at Canberra next week, hope to catch up with you there.


  1. Thank you for sharing the beautiful quilts. Oh to be so clever. Fex

  2. Likewise Effie, we can dream though! They get a lot more practice at it than you or I!