Monday, 31 May 2010

June Lyons Award 2010

The Waverley Patchworkers Inc Quilt Show is over for another year. On friday evening at the Gala Opening, I was surprised and delighted to be honored with the June Lyons Award for 2010, for my quilt Dream Fountain.

It was a great opening and I really enjoyed looking at all the great work that was there.

I must say, my heart beat a little faster when I heard that a Red Delicious quilt had won the Viewers Choice. They were just announcing it when I arrived to collect my quilt at the end of the show.

I am so happy about this and will post a pic of the Red Delicious quilt, which by the way is not red at all - but black and white!

Yes, even though it is not red, I still love it. It actually looks magical and I think it is just gorgeous. Thank you and congratulations to Jeanette for exhibiting your Red Delicious, can't wait to share it here.


PS
from all the excitement of the show, I have actually forgotten all the other winners...I know, my memory is like a sieve. But I will say that the winning Field of Flowers challenge entry was deservingly beautiful.

Note to self: next time, remember to take your camera with you (I left it on the bench) and can you believe that I dont know how to use my mobile phone camera?? There you have it - I don't!

Interestingly, I went to the opening with a friend who had not seen my blog or my own challenge entry and I asked her politely if she could find me amongst all the others - and after a well considered inspection, she picked mine...because of the type of fabric I had used on the binding. Maybe it's time for me to stop stash busting and start working with brand spanking new fabrics.

But really, I envy her eye for detail and I do think that all we quilters have a certain 'look' no matter what style we do.

15 comments:

  1. The 3D effect is stunning. I wouldn't mind a background in a strong color; rather than raising the other details (as you may have intended), they subdue the whole look. I also love the vines with the heart-shaped leaves and the blossoms, of course! Please keep variing these details.

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  2. Congrats .....to me its very much deserved :)

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  3. Isn't is a fabulous feeling when you hear that announcement? Not only a winning ribbon for a quilt of your own but to have the best of show winner be from your design, has to be especially thrilling!

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  4. Congratulations Esther, your quilt is exquisite.

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  5. Beautiful! Congratulations!! I love the eye-catching red flowers.

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  6. Beautiful! Congratulations!1 I love the eye-catching red flowers.

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  7. Congratulations. Very well deserved.

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  8. What a stunning quilt--no wonder you won a prize!

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  9. Congrats Esther! A well deserved win.

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  10. Congratulations Esther. I loved your quilt at the show. Cheers Jenni

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  11. Congratulations Esther, well deserved...
    Lizzei
    xxx

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  12. Esther, Congratulations to you! I am thrilled for you. Love the 3-d look.

    Bobbie

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