Red Delicious won 1st place in the small Quilts Catergory - Professional
Red Delicious won - Excellence in Domestic Machine Quilting
and Dream Fountain won- Runner Up in Open Art Quilts
I won three rossettes and I'm delighted! A big Thank You to the absolutely amazing sponsors of my prizes:
- Patchwork & Quilters Guild of Victoria
- Strathdale Quilters Inc
- Mini Jumbuck & Yazzi International
Of course, it wouldnt be Showcase if I wasn't doing some last minute quilting. Yes, this year I was quilting 'against' the clock, eager to get In The Pink hanging at the show. This is why I've been absent from blogging. I've been so busy. Every year it's the same. I promise myself 'no more last minute quilting' because my machine ALWAYS plays up and I never do my skills justice when I am in a hurry. But I was so keen to get ITP out there, that I went ahead and finished it. Now I wish I really hadn't, because it's not hanging as straight as I'd like! This isnt too much of a problem as it will be washed and it is a bed quilt....but I am a fussy hanger and I would have liked to see my quilt looking better.
I didn't expect to win anything so my awards took me by suprise. So I didn't have my camera with me! I am going back in tomorrow and will take some snaps of my winning quilts, and if I can bare it, one of ITP too.
What a great show year it has turned out to be. I am in great company with the other winners. Congratulations to everyone and especially Linda Steel, who won Best of Show. (pic above)
I do have permission from Linda Steele to blog this pic of her quilt and I will take some more pics tomorrow. And I will take some close ups so you can see her extraordinary talent - it's a beautiful quilt. It's called “Eastern Elements”
Hope to catch up with everyone and see what's new at market tomorrow...