Many brilliant quilts from very talented quilters are on display and I shall show you some of the winning quilts, but for this post I will share one which fascinated me as I explored every little detail.
It is no wonder that LINDA STEELE won
FIRST PLACE IN the PICTORIAL QUILT section
PLUS the Award for
EXCELLENCE IN EMBROIDERY & EMBELLISHMENT
127cm x 80cm
Linda has won many awards, including some at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, so is well-known for her excellence in design and quilting. I stood in front of her masterpiece absolutely mesmerised looking at the fine detail of her embroidery. So, I took many closeups so as you may appreciate the work involved.
Linda said "Bleaching occurs when sea temperatures rise causing the coral to lose their colour and turn white. Bleached coral eventually dies and damages the entire eco-system.
Machine applique, hand and machine embroidery, painting on background, machine quilted on a standard stationary machine. My own original design."
I hope you admire Linda's beautiful handwork too.
If you get a chance, pop along to the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre at South Bank on Sunday 30th July for the last day of the CRAFT & QUILT FAIR.
CONGRATULATIONS LINDA STEELE