Well done to our tireless Exhibition Committee for all their hard work in putting together the fantastic 2018 biennial exhibition. It was a wonderful success.
Photo below : Ros, Cherie, Christine… Patty absent on the day.
The committee wishes to congratulate the award winners :
Photo : Helen, Wendy Blyth (judge), Cherie, Bronwen Machin (Mt Alexander Shire Mayor), Brenda, Susan.
Best of Show: (judged award) Brenda Bidgood for “Diamantina”
Judges Commendation: (judged award) Susan Iacuone’s “Viewing the Cranes”
Best Small Quilt: (judged award) Beverley Kendall’s”Portiere”
Best Use of Colour: (judged award) Susan Iacuone for “Winter’s Tale”
Best First Time Entrant: (judged award) Beverley Kendall for “Arts and Crafts Sampler”
Best Non-Quilt Item: (judged award) Helen Keane for her quilted vest.
Our Challenge block theme was the log cabin block. The winner was Cherie Woodfine.
The Viewer’s Choice Award, was won by Chris Bates for her quilt “Wander”.
Second Viewer’s Choice went to Cherie Woodfine for “Point of View” and third place Viewer’s Choice to Brenda Bidgood for “Diamantina”.
The lucky winner of the raffle quilt was Aileen Campbell of Castlemaine. Aileen came to the group meeting on 24th October to collect her prize. The winning ticket was sold by Heather. Presented by Mary and Merlyn (Aileen centre).
Second raffle prize hamper went to John Rouch of Beechworth, and third raffle prize hamper to Nola Harding of Castlemaine. The drawing of tickets was shared among the pop-up shops.
There were two popular quilt shops in attendance at the exhibition. The Village Patch from Maldon and Maree St Clair Quilts from Strathfieldsaye both brought along their pop-up shops.
And…. Margaret Mew was in attendance on the Sunday to do signings of her book “Quilts from the Colonies”.
Many thanks to :
- Our sponsors; Village Patch, Maree St Clair Quilts, Margaret Mew, GJ Fabrics, Millrose Cottage, Kingwell Designs, Custom Framing, Top Meats, Castlemaine Fresh, Maine Shoes, Behave, Stan Perkins, Graffiti Publications, Potters Family Store, Stoneman’s Bookroom, Blue Willow, Corner Cuts, Mensland Castlemaine, JM Leech Jewellers, Ivy & Grace, Lyal Eales, Thomas & Chong, Shoe Connection, Terry’s 213 Hairdressing, Sue Robertson and Simon Marshall.
- Wendy Blyth for judging the awards.
- The many volunteers who helped make the exhibition a success.
- And finally to all the visitors who came through the door to enjoy our exhibition.