Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Prize Winning Quilts

What a week at the Sydney Quilt Show! So many beautiful quilts as far as the eye can see. Of course the Springwood Community Quilt Show committee are still over the moon about our raffle quilt Lots of Dots winning first prize in the Group/Collaborative category. This makes 7 wins out of 10 years of entering our raffle quilts in the show, a great achievement.

Lots of Dots is a Chris Jurd design and the quilt was a group effort with members of the committee all pitching in to sew the blocks, assemble the quilt and of course our lovely Susie Anderson of Leura Quilting did the long arm quilting. 
Here are some of the members of the committee that made the quilt.  

Chris's smile says it all!

The Springwood Community Quilt Show is a not-for-profit show so the sponsors prizes are very much appreciated and will be great for utilising in our future raffle quilts and prizes for the show. 

Three cheers and many thanks to XLN fabrics for a very generous prize. They are the company that bring beautiful fabrics such as Kaffe Fasset and friends, Amy Butler and other Free Spirit designers, Marcus Fabrics and Quilting Treasures to our shores. Visit the XLN website to see the latest ranges. 

A huge big thank you to Accuquilt!! I took a photo of their stand early in the morning just before the show opened because for the rest of the show all you could see were the crowds milling around to learn more about their great products. 

Thank you so much to Vlieseline who sponsored a big bag of their products. There's lots of wonderful creations to be made with these.

The Springwood Quilt Show community had some other wins too!

Chris Jurd's String Stars won a Judges Commendation for String Stars quilt in the Small or Wall Quilt Professional category

The description reads - " "String Stars" foundation pieced using a modern palette and including varied borders. Machine and hand quilted with number 8 thread."

 Pamela Westmacott received a Judges Commendation for her quilt Razzle Dazzle in the Entrant's Top/Commercially Quilted, small quilt category

Pamela's description of the quilt reads - "Razzle Dazzle - a Chris Jurd class project pattern with my own design incorporated into this anything goes design. Another good scrap buster design of Chris's which is open to each individual's own interpretation. I enjoyed the challenge. "

The committee couldn't be more pleased that Rachaeldaisy's quilt Whizz Bang! won not just first place in the Mixed Techniques/Anything Goes category but also Best In Show!!

Whizz Bang! will be travelling around Australia to other Quilt and Craft shows but when it returns it will have it's turn to hang at the Springwood Community Quilt Show. 

To see more winning quilts from the Sydney Quilt Show visit the Prize winners Gallery here.

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