Friday, July 1, 2016

Sydney Quilt Show

My two quilts entered into Sydney Quilt Show held recently. String Stars below received a Judges Commendation! I was very surprised as it was a last minute entry and not very prize-worthy I thought. That's the fun of quilt shows. You never know what the judges will like on the day. 

The wonderful surprise from the show is Rachaeldaisy winning 1st in Mixed Techniques and then Best of Show! Her cheer squad was on the sidelines and we were so happy for her. Especially that she's won a Bernina 720 machine!
The other surprise on the day was that our Springwood Quilt Show raffle quilt won 1st in the Group category. What a day it was! So exciting. 
QuiltNSW arranged a brilliant hoop display at the entrance to the show showing lots of members' work. It received great feedback and there are more hoops in the pipeline. That's mine below. 
A few pics of friends taken at the show. Top row L to R Rachael's taken by surprise with her win.  Chris Timmins and Sue Flego - Sue came over from NZ for the show and won the Best Traditional category with her Nearly Insane quilt. Bottom row it's a bit hard to see but Amanda Daly, QuiltNSW president and Susan Power were dressed nearly the same😂 and my good friend Pam receiving her Judges Commendation for her Strippy Sampler quilt. So good to catch up with so many friends over the four days I was on the Membership Desk. 
Done and dusted til next year when we go back to Darling Harbour and the show's over four days instead of five. 


  1. It was a great Quilt Show and many worthy winners. I think we who enter into Shows we do so because we enjoy what we do and take delight at seeing our work on display. it doesn't matter if we win an award or not it's the joy. In saying that I'll take my Award and run with it!

  2. It was a fantastic show, and you know I still didn't get to see all the quilts! Congratulations on your award - both your quilts were fantastic, and quite clearly your quilts which are always wonderful! And the Springwood raffle quilt was gorgeous - well done on that too.

    I enter shows to force me to finish things. I tend to do things that take time - no quick and easy - but I think that's what makes Sydney so great!

    Didn't realise it was going to be for 4 days next year. That will impact on the holiday a bit!

  3. Congrats on the award... Thanks for sharing some pics....hardly any bloggers posted about the show. Guest not many I read went this year.....
    So what day have they dropped to get to 4 days.

  4. Congratulations! And thank you for the pictures.

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