There were smiles all round as the category winners and individual awards were announced at the Victorian Quilters Showcase on the opening day of the Melbourne Craft and Quilt Fair.
Waverley Patchworkers was well represented at the show and among those receiving rosettes. Congratulations to all who had quilts on display.
Individual Awards are made across the categories and celebrate the very best in quilting. We are so proud of the following members:
Ronnie Heagney winner of the Bernina Best Amateur Quilt Award for Scherenschnitte in Fabric.
Linda Steele winner of the Excellence in Embroidery and Embellishment Award for The Bleaching.
Linda Crouch winner of the Excellence in Domestic Machine Quilting – Professional for Agapanthus.
Category Award Winners:
Darelle Castelow, Highly Commended, Traditional Quilt- 2 person for Tens,
Ronnie Heagney, First, Mainly Appliqué – Amateur for Scherenschnitte in Fabric,
Liz Willing, Highly Commended, Mainly Appliqué – Professional for My Heart is Yours,
Naomi Hynes, First, Small Quilts -2 person for quilting Julie Fenn’s Primrose Manor,
Linda Steele, First, Pictorial Quilts for The Bleaching,
Naomi Hynes, Highly Commended, Pictorial Quilts for If and When, and
Naomi Hynes, First, Miniature Quilts for Masquerade.
Waverley Patchworkers as a member group of Victorian Quilters sponsors one of the Awards. This year it was for the new category, Coverlets – Bed. The winner was Mary Hitchens for her quilt Game Changer and the award was presented by Linda Steele, our President.
This was rather special as not only is Mary a former member and Past-President of Waverley Patchworkers, she is the outgoing convenor of Showcase. The Convenor from next year will be Linda.