Saturday, October 23, 2010
Well....its been a busy and exciting 2 weeks, I finally finished and got back my star quilt, rushed the binding on, spent 2 days home with a sick child which allowed me time to sew it down, and then delivered it off for the Goldfields Quilters Exhibition.
Last night was our opening night...members were all invited to attend for wine and nibbles (awesome) and the winners were announced.
Congratulations to my friends Lynn, and Lyn, Heather and Alison.....all were well deserving award winners.
Lynne won "Best use of Color" for her Tree of Life,
Lyn won "Best of Show" with The Morrell Quilt...a pattern by the wonderful Di Ford
Heather won "the Judges Commendation" for her Betsy's Bouquet, pattern by Ruth Bowman
and Alison won "Best Small Quilt" for Liams Quilt.... a crib quilt made for her latest grandson, all done in red and white...looked fantastic.
and I am happy to say I won a prize also....."Best First Time Entrant" for my quilt "When North meets South"
to say I was shocked and overjoyed would be an understatement..... gobsmacked was more like it.....and it made it all the more special as our guest judge was Margaret McDonald, a wonderful quilt designer I have had the luck to be able to have as a teacher in a few classes I have done at Threadbear Quilting.
I also entered another 2 quilts, and was very proud to see them hanging along side work of the very highest of quality.
Congratulations to Heather and the rest of the exhbition committee, you all have done a wonderful job.
now fingers crossed I win the raffle quilt xoxoox
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I have been waiting til I have had something exciting to post, and today is the day!!
Today, my much loved star quilt is finished........it has been a design of my own, after being shown some Native American Star Blanket Designs......and of course, for those that know me...its BLUE.
I picked up my quilt from Margaret at the Quilt Station today....she has done a FANTASTIC JOB..... I LOVE IT.
What is in the photo is just the top....but as soon as I can get it hanging somewhere I will take more pics so you can see the fabulous quilting on it.
I have named it "When North meets South" for a reason, the idea came from Canada, and I am in Australia....can 2 countries get further apart??
It has been nearly 12 months in the making.....at times I put it away, and just didnt have the motivation to get it finished....FINALLY its done :)
ok...time for binding and rod pocket, ready for exhibition in 2 weeks :)
Have fun, Rach xo