Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Best of Show - Canberra Quilters Inc.

Last week we exhibited at the Canberra Craft & Quilt Fair and thank everyone for your continued support and wonderful comments you have given. The Quilt Displays, Wood Workers, Guilds and other displays were colourful and eye-openers.

BERNINA BEST OF SHOW
BEST OF STATE
1st PLACE ART QUILT (Open)
BEST USE OF COLOUR
was awarded to BRONWYN HILL
for "IGGY"
Bronwyn said: "Iggy (Ignatius), from the Latin ignis, meaning fire, comes the quilt's colour. The background was inspired by the harsh environs of the Galapagos Islands".
Measures 199 x 114cm
Amazing, don't you think? Just examine the detail in the image above.

BEST USE OF EMBELLISHMENT
1st Place MIXED MEDIA QUILT (Open)
HANGERS' CHOICE AWARD
was awarded to DOROTHY CLEE
for "WALLED GARDEN"
Dorothy said:  "On a garden tour of England, Dorothy found the contrast between the old buildings and the softening effect of the living flower beds very inspirational for the creation of a quilt. Many different techniques were used in its construction, including raw edge applique, broderie perse, couching, solvy work and paint."
Measures 114 x 85cm
Dorothy also entered another in the Art Quilts Section and although not a Prize Winner, caught my attention because of detailed three-dimensional aspect, so I took a side view photo of it hoping you may gain feeling of the depth. I couldn't capture it well enough for my liking, but maybe you can use a little imagination. Dorothy's fox is certainly fatter and with a much bushier tail than the wretched ones on our property that kill our baby lambs! Fascinating work Dorothy.
"WATCHING"
by DOROTHY CLEE
Dorothy said: "Behind Dorothy's property is a reserve, with bush country made up of large lichen and moss-covered rocks, many trees and fallen timber. This is a haven for foxes, who find the rocky outcrops a great home. This quilt mainly used batik fabrics and raw edge applique. Detailed with thread painting."
Measures 60 x 85cm

More as soon as possible. 

Stitches & Craft Show is on in Newcastle this week, though Punch with Judy will not be attending. Visit if you can. 17th to 20th August at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow from 10.00am to 4.00pm

1 comment:

  1. Judy thank you for your positive comments on my two entries to the Canberra Quilt show. I have been overwhelmed by the wonderful response to these quilts. I had a lot of enjoyment in creating them. Dorothy

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