10 Double Dresden Copy

Quilt Gallery: Victorian Showcase

The annual, judged quilt exhibition, open to members of Victorian Quilters Inc, is for all levels of expertise. The many categories available to entrants have various size, technique and style options that accommodate the range of skills from novice through to expert.

Quilt Showcase 2018 was held in conjunction with the Craft and Quilt Fair in July at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre, Southbank.

74 The Apprentice Copyd

  • BERNINA Best of Show
  • Excellence in Hand Appliqué
  • Excellence in Hand Quilting: Professional
  • The Janet O’Dell Award: Retaining the Tradition

The Apprentice, 92cm x 134cm (36in x 53in), Julie Adamson

Artist statement: “My own original design, inspired by the style of John Henry Dearle, who was the Master Apprentice to William Morris. Hand-needle-turned appliquéd with silk and batiks and hand-quilted in silk thread.”

14 My Blue Year Copy

  • BERNINA Best Amateur Quilt

My Blue Year, 226cm x 226cm (89in x 89in), Bronwyn Walkley

Artist statement: “My interpretation of pattern by Kathy Kerr is done as a block per day for 365 days, using maker’s own colour choices and any fabrics. I made it during 2016 when my father and sister both died, and one of my adult children became estranged. I learned a lot about accuracy of cutting and sewing very small pieces. Machine pieced and quilted.”

10 Double Dresden Copy

  • Narelle Grieve Award Excellence in Hand Quilting

New York Double Dresden, 125cm x 125cm (50in x 50in), Anne Andrews

Artist statement: “I loved using all my brights and using the green fabric that I bought in New York. Hence the name. Hand appliquéd, pieced and quilted.”

139 Autumn Dance Copy

  • Excellence in Use of Colour

Autumn Dance, 43cm x 43cm (17in x 17in), Linda Steele

Artist statement: “My own original design, I was fascinated by pomegranates and designed a miniature. When it was finished it looked like a dance. Machine appliquéd and quilted.”

39 Flying Circles Copy

  • Excellence in Hand Piecing

Flying Circles, 215cm x 215cm (85in x 85in), Merrilyn Rootsey

Artist statement: “Sponsored by Murray River Quilters Inc, Albury Wodonga. My interpretation of a quilt designed by Carolyn Konig, Chelsey’s Quilt. When I saw this quilt I knew that I wanted to use the buttery orange, then decided on rich blue as a contrast. Hand-pieced blocks, machine assembled top and machine quilted by Susan Campbell.”

53 Juste Noir Et Blanc Copy

  • Excellence in Domestic Machine Quilting — Professional

Juste Noir et Blanc, 162cm x 162cm (64in x 64in), Robyn Coots

Artist statement: “My own original design, with the main motif based very loosely on one of Cusack’s freehand drawings. The main quilting motif is based on Karen McTavish’s Water Lily Scroll design. Hand-appliquéd and machine quilted.”

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