Friday, July 31, 2015

2015 Challenge and Quilt Show Winners

Well what a fun lunch that was. 
Lots of lovely food,
Lots of yummy dessert
Gallons of punch.
Gossip galore.....who would have thought that there would be so much to chatter about since last week?
After feeding our faces  dining delicately on the delish chicken and salads, not to mention desert, we moved onto the business end of the day.........

Firstly there was the presentation to Najidah, our charity of choice for this quilt show, of a lovely cheque for $2,000.00 made up of the raffle proceeds, as well as the coin donations from the culled library books.
Got a good grip on that cheque there!,
We were then treated to an update of the vital work these gals do, as well as an amazing story of resilience and determination of one of their recent clients, a Mum who would not have been able to rescue herself and family without the intervention and help of Najidah.
Only time there was no chatter all day.

Then what everyone has been waiting for, finally the announcement of the challenge winners, both viewers choice and judged have to provide your own drum roll here...just pick up a pencil and have at it!!
3rd Prize judged winner is Pat, can that smile get any bigger?

With her Mini Q.A.Y.G Challenge

2nd Prize judged winner is Susan, delightedly glancing at her certificate

Susan's winning challenge, a traditional design with some very nice hand quilting.
and finally
-grab those pencils again....
1st Prize judged winner for 2015 Lyn Ballinger Challenge is:
Pat!! Yep 1st and 3rd prizes going to the one gal, no we don't have a limit to how many times you can enter, as the challenges are used as lucky door prizes, the more the merrier!
Pat's 1st Prize winner.
Well done Pat and Susan and congratulations on your prizes, gift vouchers donated by our two quilt show merchants, Kim of Kimz Sewing and Patchwork and Penny of Patchwork Angel for use in their stores.

Viewers choice Challenge winners are Heather Tucker for this novel entry.
 Heather will be presented with the Lyn Ballinger perpetual trophy of a quilt stand when she returns from her holidays.
2nd Place viewers choice is Pat

3rd Place viewers choice is Deanne

Viewers choice winners for the 2015 Quilt Show are:
(pencils please!)
1st prize
Gwen with this amazingly beautiful white wholecloth quilt, made for a Grandson and his Lady.
Gwen wins the perpetual trophy donated by the bossy stitchers in memory of  Janet Smith  of a hand quilting frame.

2nd Prize Viewers choice winner is Fiona with her Hexagon quilt
3rd Prize viewers choice winner is
Fiona with her quilt, Jacks Chain.
 First time evah.....two gals winning two places in the one category!

Now, finally, all the challenge entries.

It was a great Quilt Show and Challenge, congratulations to all the winners, enjoy your hard earned prizes.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thursday night..........

There was a whole lot of woolly stuff happening on Thursday night
Jane B and her hexagons...................

Fiona has a slight sock addiction................

.......................gorgeous yarn...........................

Michelle has begun embellishing her hexagon table runner............

All her threads at the ready.................

Debs' scarf............................ alpaca yarn............ delicious............

Letitia's hexagons................

Kites for Marlene.......................

Cream hexagons - Jackie................

Jenny was cutting up some scraps.................

SUPPER !!!!!

Till next week.

Friday, July 17, 2015

2015 Quilt Show and Sale #5

Lots more lovelies for you today, but first an apology to my dear friend Marguerite.
Dunno what I did but I sure did it well.

'Happy Days'
now some of the girls get a bit gun shy when I want to take a pic of their WIPs, but thank heaven for this WIP pic.
Marguerite's version of the 'Leanne's House' quilts that a group of girls created just for the Quilt Show, they are all stunning with such wonderful embroideries and each one has been subtly changed.

It's a fantastic idea to incorporate into a quilt show and creates a bit of a buzz as viewers reach the realisation that  'I saw that around the corner, but it was different', and they then re-track for a comparison look.
Marguerite named her quilt 'Happy Days' as it reminds her of time spent chatting and working with her friends at the cottage.
It is hand pieced and embroidered by Marguerite.

Have you noticed the other quilts throughout the posts of 'Leanne's House'?
Here is one more, this one is from

'Leanne's House'
"A group of us decided to do the same quilt for the Show.  When you find the others you will see how different they are.
The quilt was designed by Leanne Beasley
I hand pieced and hand quilted the quilt".

The original to our group was a darling version done by Marcia, who then decided to ask Leanne Beasley for permission to donate the patterns to our group's library and so the inspiration began.

'Retro Hexi'
 "This quilt was inspired by the Thursday night Buderim quilt group.  After seeing all the ladies beautiful hand pieced quilts I wanted to do one too.  I was inspired and coached by Jenny Clouston.  It took 18 months to do.  This is the first time I have EVER hand quilted.  Thanks Jenny for your guidance.
Hand pieced and hand quilted by ME.

'Classic Cream'
"The quilt has candle wicking blocks alternated with 'crazy' patch blocks made of different laces and stitched fabrics.  It is a gift for my sister in law.
I used the quilt as you go method for this quilt".

"A beautiful fabric.  The designs were cut out and attached to the black background with needle turn applique, with multi coloured cotton.
Hand needle turn applique and machine quilted by me".

 Machine pieced H.S.T. construction and quilted by Karen.

'Bright Good Morning'
"This is an original design.
The fabrics are 'Good Morning' from 'Me and My Sister' which I received as a special gift from our group 4 years ago.  I decided to have some fun with curved seams.
I machine pieced and machine quilted the quilt".

'Welcome Lola Elizabeth'
 "I heard we were going to be grandparents for the first time as I was completing my first ever quilt, Linda my quilting teacher said "now you have to make a quilt for your new little one"
My daughter in law (the mother to be) said "not too pink" my daughter said "lots of pink".  I think this is a nice compromise.
As a very new patch worker I decided to stick with a traditional Four Patch.

It was machine pieced, it is machine quilted with elephants by Linda from Annapolis USA".

'Scrappy Leesa'
"The quilt was made from excess purchases of Leesa Chandler Fabrics!
The quilt was machine pieced by me and quilted by Furball Farm Quilting

'A Knights Tale'
"I am always looking for quilts for boys and there doesn't seem to be too many available.  Found this one in a 'Homespun' Magazine.
The quilt is a Claire Turpin design.
The quilt was machine pieced, appliqued by hand then machine quilted all by me".

'Cat in the Cabin'
 "The 'Cat in the Hat' is a favourite of my family so could not resist the fabric.  Decided to put him in the centre of the log cabin style block and use all fabric from the family as logs.  It was machine pieced and quilted by me".

Lorraine L.
'Practice makes Perfect'
"This quilt was made from a pattern called 'Practice makes Perfect' by Kay Meale.
I hand and machine pieced the quilt and I machine quilted it".

'Surf's Up'
'Made in a class at the recent Buderim Craft Cottage Winter School with tutor Neroli Henderson based on her piece 'The Churning'
The painted background is heavily quilted using machine embroidery stitches, the 'waves' are also painted, cut to shape and then fused over the background with straight line machine stitching.

'Flowers for My Lady'
"I loved these pale floral coloured fabrics and thought they would be beautiful made into a knee quilt for a lovely lady.  They are from a range by Robyn Pandolph, one of my favourite fabric designers.
It was machine pieced and quilted by Carmen Brown.

'Stitched With Love for Sheila'

Made by group members in appreciation of the work Sheila does as our group leader. Members supplied a square of fabric, everyone's name was then machine embroidered onto white logs, the blocks were then assembled and the quilt machine quilted by group members.

'Japanese Totes'
Inge created several of these tote's using Japanese print fabrics.  They were for sale as well as part of the quilt show.  Needless to say, they sold like hot cakes.

Karen with
'Leanne's House'

At end of exhibition Penny from Patchwork Angel decided to raffle off a lovely box of DMC threads.
In Penny's words.
The prize was awarded to The Patchwork Angel’s pick of the show. As it was a box of hand embroidery threads we used hand embroidery as the criteria for our selection. The winner was Karen for her Gingham Girls quilt designed by Red Brolly. Have attached a pic for you although I am sure you have taken one too.
There was even a congratulations from Bronwyn Hayes of Red Brolly for Karen on Patchwork Angel’s  Facebook
 Thanks for the pic Penny.
 Congratulations Karen, as we can see, those threads will not lay around collecting dust in your thread stash.

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