Saturday, 7 July 2018

Festival of Quilts 2018

 Friday morning and it was an early start, when we left Bordertown at 5am for a trip up the highway to the awards presentation at the annual Festival of Quilts in Adelaide. Unfortunately Louise, the 4th member of our group that entered the show, was unable to attend with us. We were not sure when we left home, just what awards we would receive. But it was an amazing day, with Louise, Pat, and Marie all receiving one ribbon each. I was rather stunned to receive 4 ribbons, 2 for my own quilts, and 2 as the quilter for Marie's, and Pat's quilts.

Winners are grinners, and here we are showing our ribbons after the awards ceremony.

Bordertown member Louise won second place in the Amateur Applique section, for her quilt called Merino Dreams, and made with Kaffe Fasset fabrics.

Marie won third for her quilt, Rainbow Canyon in the Collaborative, pieced section.

Marie used her own hand dyed fabrics to make this Antelope Canyon quilt. As I knew Marie was entering this quilt,  I had not posted finished photos, and will show more photos of this later.

Pat won second in the Other techniques, collaborative section. This quilt was also a winner at our local show last October,

My quilt, Garden Delight, won first in the Professional, Large, pieced quilts. 

The big surprise for me was the ribbon on this quilt, Floating Hexagons. This is a VIP award, chosen by Greg Alexander, the Managing Director of Bernina as his choice!!

Pat also entered the following quilts, which looked good hanging at the show. There were so many quilts, that were worthy of a ribbon. Not an easy task to judge a quilt show.

I Loved this quilt by Raelene Draheim, a fellow Appraisal Panel member, who won a first in the Professional Modern section.

This quilt, by Heather Weatherald won a third ribbon, and I loved her quilting, done with her domestic machine.

 This quilt called Summerfield, was entered by Jean, in the Collaborative Pieced/Applique section.

Last weekend I blogged about the Pick a case Mystery retreat and told you of meeting the talented Dione who attended her first retreat at my place. This weekend we found out just how talented this young lady is, when she received 3 ribbons at the ceremony yesterday. Congratulations Dione.

You can read all about Dione's quilt, called Shadows of Aunty Green, on her blog, Clever Chameleon and we were fortunate to see this in show and tell last weekend. I did take a photo of it then, but did not post it as we knew it was an entry in the show.

Here is Dione with the winning quilt, and her daughter.

This was a third place ribbon in the Challenge for Dione's quilt Winding Ways.

 I loved her quilt Blooming Nine Patches, which received a Judges Commendation.

Faye was selling kits at the Bedford stand, and had a lovely smile for me.

And here is the quilt that Faye made for hubby Kim.

The Appraisal Panel had a table at the show, explaining the process we use when we value quilts.

This is Vicki's quilt, with a third place ribbon for Amateur Applique/Pieced section. This is another quilt that I have seen before, and have a photo of, taken at our group retreat at Cockatoo Downs in May.

Congratulations Vicki, your quilting is amazing, and it looks great on the wagon.

And here is another friend, Elaine, who is a fellow Statler owner, and attends gatherings in Bordertown. She won a ribbon for a customer quilt.

I did take a few more photos, but think that's enough for today. We all had a great day, and met so many friends to talk to. There were lots of traders with goodies to tempt you, and such a great display of wonderful quilts. Today has been a catchup day, doing paperwork, making phone calls and delivering quilts. It has been so cold, and the fire had gone out, but the house is warm again now.

Tomorrow is another day out, which I will blog about soon. And next weekend it's Christmas in July which I am looking forward to.

Blessings, From Jude


Alison Bacon said...

Very impressive haul of ribbons you all have there. Well done everyone.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Congrats to all of you!!!! Awesome quilts!! xx

Raylene Edwards said...

An amazing result, 7 awards for 4 very talented quilters. Congratulations 🌟 Is there enough room on your Studio curtains to hang all your ribbons ? πŸ’œ

Susan Smith said...

WOW!!!!!! Well done to all of you & I'm in awe. Raylene, I'm sure she'll find room on that curtain, though it's sure filling up. Congrats again. Keep warm & take care.

Jean McGee said...

Good to see all the beautiful quilts at the show and congratulations to the winners, especially the Bordertown girls. Good work.��

Jean McGee said...

Sorry about the question marks at the end, was supposed to be smiley faces.πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Linda Steele said...

Congratulations, what a haul! It looks like it was a great show.

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing these photos of wonderful quilts, and congratulations on your lovely ribbons!