I entered a quilting Challenge run by River City Sewing Centre in Queensland. It was to quilt the ’Sunshine Soul ’ panel, called ’Flowers of Eventide. I was so surprised to win the award for hand guided quilting. The photos were judged by a panel of international judges, blind without reference to the quilters name or the machine used. Thankyou to River City Sewing Centre and Bernina who sponsored the award. I outline quilted and added details to the image in black, then quilted the background in cream. I extended the design into the background negative space to create texture and interest. All the quilting was done on my Sweet 16.
Here is the second version of ’Garden Trellis’ using up the Floragraphix V range by Jason Yenter. A slightly different colour way . I quilted it with the same all over hook and feather design. I am really happy with how both quilts came together.
The pattern is called ’Jelly Weave’ by Cluck Cluck Sew.
I was honoured to be awarded the Bernina Best of Show for my quilt ’Coming Home’.
Thankyou you Bernina and all the exhibition sponsors for supporting our state guilds and encouraging creativity within the quilting community.
‘ Coming Home ‘ was also awarded first place in small quilts professional, excellence in stationary machine quilting, the embellishment award and retaining the tradition.
My challenge entry ’Florabunda’ was also awarded First Place.
All the lovely quilts can be viewed in Canberra Quilters online gallery.