Canberra Quilters Annual Exhibition 2023

Each year Canberra Quilters Guild hold their members judged exhibit to showcase work completed over the year. Canberra displayed beautiful weather, sunny days and lovely autumn colours in all the deciduous trees.

Everyone who entered their work should be congratulated. It was a colourful and beautiful display of all things ‘Patchwork and Quilting’.

I was fortunate to win prizes for all my entries.

‘Isabel’ placed 1st Large Quilts Professional and also received a judges encouragement award for Applique.

‘Memories of Alex’ placed 2nd Small Quilts Professional and also received Excellence Mid Arm Machine Quilting Award

My friendship group of 8 ladies entered a quilt ‘Loretta’s Kaleidoscope’. We all contributed to making the blocks and I did the machine quilting. This quilt was awarded 1st Group Quilts.

Each year there is also a challenge set. A small quilt measuring 50cm X 70cm. This year it was Doorways and Portals. My entry ‘Doorways’ was awarded 1st place.

‘Memories f Alex’
‘Loretta’s Kaleidoscope’

Free motion quilting fun

I have been working on a workshop sample that incorporates lots of different quilting patterns. It showcases how simple quilting can be used to enhance the patchwork design. This is a cot panel that has been quilted with straight line quilting to represent in the ditch, simple ruler work and beginner free motion patterns. All the designs provide excellent practice for those just starting their quilting journey. By combing simple patterns and feathers you can create lovely texture and interest to your project.