Viewers’ Choice, Challenge and Raffle Winners

Visitors to the Waverley Patchworkers Quilt Show were invited to vote for their favourite quilt from all on display. Votes were also cast for the small quilt challenge on the show theme, Carnival.

The count for Viewers’ Choice was extremely close and it was decided to also award a Runner Up as it was obvious that both quilts were favourites. They are both original designs and reflect the diversity of styles on display at the show.

Viewers Choice “Windmills of Your Mind” Desley Maisano

IMG_3011Speaking with Desley she said that the design idea started with the border quilting element that she had used on a customer’s quilt and wanted to use again. She loves the Michelle Yeo Dahlia templates and asked her to make a middle size and small set. The overlapping elements reminded her of fireworks and these bursts influenced the rest of the quilting design. It is quilted by Desley on a hand controlled track mounted long arm machine. The dark fabric on the back was chosen to show off the quilting.

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Runner Up “My Floral Fussy-cut Farrago” Rivka Waxman


All appliqued motifs and the pieced and appliqued border are fussy cut. I couldn’t stop! I have lost count of the fabrics used in this original design quilt.

Quilted by Leanne Kaufman of Leanne’s Quilting Service. Rivka was thrilled with the way Leanne enhanced the design with her quilting.


Challenge Winner  Number C16 “Masquerade” Naomi Hynes


Raffle Winner Ticket No 1693

IMG_3007 It doesn’t often happen that the winner of the raffle quilt is in the building. In this case Wendy was not in the room – she was still working in the kitchen. But it did not take her long to claim her prize and thank Naomi the designer of the quilt.

About Waverley

Waverley Patchworkers Inc is a group of about 300 patchwork and quilting enthusiasts located in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. We meet regularly to share our passion for all things textile.
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One Response to Viewers’ Choice, Challenge and Raffle Winners

  1. Barbara Dickinson says:

    I have seen some pics of your beautiful quilts at your quilt show last weekend they were magnificent. I couldn’t get there but the pics were impressive, we have a quilt show at Hillview Aged Care in Bunyip and I hope ours is as good as yours sewing girls are so talented

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