Viewers Choice 1st Place 20

Gallery: Queensland Quilters

Queensland Quilters Inc holds its annual quilt show in October. The 2018 show was one of the largest quilt shows in Australia, with more than 600 quilts hung across 19 categories and a prize pool of over $25,000. The theme for 2018 was Medallions. You can find all 2018 winners at:

Save the date: 2019 Quilt show, October 16-20 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Bernina Best Of Show 11

Bernina Best of Show

Feathered 5iever, 193cm x 196cm (76in x 77in), Lyn Crump

Artist’s statement: “This pattern is a green linear quilted star galaxy exploding out of a white outer space, imploding with circular quilting designs spiralling in. Splashes of green in clusters of five are scattered throughout. Feathered 5iever is my fifth Feathered Star quilt. Made with Kona Cotton Solids.”

Best Hand Quilting 10

Best Hand Quilting

Pin Wheels, 138cm x 138cm (54in x 54in), Janet Wood

Artist’s statement: “I am fascinated by Amish quilts — there is lots of quilting space.”

Best Qq Theme Quilt 14

Best ‘QQ’ Theme Quilt

Jester, 194cm x 194cm (76in x 76in), Catherine Schibrowski

Artist’s statement: “I challenged myself to use solid fabrics; the challenge grew into this quilt.”

Cat 3 Amateur First Time Entrant 1st Place 3

Amateur First-Time Entrant – First

Vintage Rose, 248cm x 248cm (98in x 98in), Leanne Rutherford

Artist’s statement: “I used an original colourway with Judy Niemeyer’s Vintage Rose. I am new to patchwork and was drawn to the accuracy of foundation piecing. This quilt gave me a great canvas for my passion, which is quilting. There are amazing possibilities in every quilt with a simple domestic sewing machine.”

Pattern by Judy Niemeyer

Cat 11 Professional Pieced Large 1st Place 11

Professional Pieced Large – First

Carnaby Street, 225cm x 225cm (881/2in x 881/2in), Catherine Butterworth

Artist’s statement: “For me, design inspiration starts with the fabric, especially when the designs are suitable for fussy cutting. The quilt interior and the pieced borders all incorporate some variation of the versatile kaleidoscope block, which is perfect for showcasing fabric prints.”

Cat 12 Professional Applique 1st Place 12

Professional Appliqué — First

Birds in Paradise, 224cm x 255cm (88in x 100in), Joanne Johnson

Artist’s statement: “Medallion-style quilt, original design. Hand appliquéd and pieced using 1930s reproduction fabrics. Hand quilted.”

Cat 14 Professional Mixed Techniques Large 1st Place 14

Professional Mixed Techniques Large — First

Hexolicious, 205cm x 200cm (81in x 79in), Lorraine Carthew

Artist’s statement: “Hand pieced fussy cut hexagons, needleturn appliqué enhanced with embroidery. Machine quilted.”

Viewers Choice 1st Place 20

Viewers’ Choice

Ruby Dahlia, 250cm x 250cm (981/2in x 981/2in), Margaret Olive and Catherine Schibrowski

Artists’ statement: “As soon as we saw this pattern we wanted to make it. Always wanted to make a red, white and grey quilt. There were many hours of collaboration and laughter that went into sewing this together.”

Pattern by Judy Niemeyer

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