Exhibition news

Congratulations to the Exhibition Committee for another wonderful biennial exhibition and congratulations to the winners of quilt awards.

The committee has asked me to announce the winners here.

Drum Roll…

Best of Show: (judged award) Susan Iacuone for na hEirann aisling

Best Small Quilt:(judged award) Cherie Woodfine for The Wonder Fish

Best Use of Colour: (judged award) Rosalind Gray for Paper Weights

Best First Time Entrant: (judged award) Merlyn Pritchard for Canadian Memories

Best Non-Quilt Item: (judged award) Colleen Hildebrandt  for Johnson the Bear

the above awards were judged by Margaret McDonald, award winning quilter from Lockwood, Victoria.  many thanks Margaret for helping to make our Exhibition so successful.  Again congratulations to our worthy winners.

Also we had a Challenge which had many wonderful entries.  The winner was Patty Ritchie as chosen by judge Kurt Searcey.  Congratulations Patty and many thanks to Kurt.

The Helen Poidevin Award, awarded to the exhibit which receives the most viewers’ votes, was this year one by Kay Smith for Kelsbrae Diamonds.  The award was again presented this year in Helen’s memory by her husband Brian Poidevin. Congratulations to Kay and many thanks to Brian.

Winners: L-R.  Pattie, Susan, Kay, Colleen, Cherie and Rosalind.  Absent; Merlyn.

Winners: L-R. Patty, Susan, Kay, Colleen, Cherie and Rosalind. Absent; Merlyn.

Merlyn receiving her prize from guest judge Margaret McDonald

Merlyn receiving her prize from guest judge Margaret McDonald

Cherie with Margaret McDonald

Cherie with Margaret McDonald

Founding member Kay receiving the Helen Poidevin award from Brian Poidevin.

Founding member Kay receiving the Helen Poidevin award from Brian Poidevin.

Patty in front of her winning Challenge entry.

Patty in front of her winning Challenge entry.

Rosalind in front of her quilt Paper weights

Rosalind in front of her quilt Paper weights

As well as having an outstanding display of members’ work, the exhibition team also showcased  quilts from three members we had sadly lost in the past two years,  Many thanks to the families of Margreit Thyssen, Eileen Olsen and Freida Jervies who made these precious quilts available for the display to honour Margreit, Eileen and Freida

quilts from Margriet Thysen, Eileen Olsen and

Quilts from Margriet Thysen, Eileen Olsen and Freida Jervies. Vale Margreit, Eileen and Freida.

A total of $1000.00 was raised from our raffle quilt and a cheque has been presented to MASARG.

Congratulations again to our winners, and in fact to all our members for showing their beautiful quilts for everyone to enjoy.  Many thanks and a big “well done” to the organising committee and their helpers and a big thank you too to our sponsors and the two shops;Threadbear Quilters from Castlemaine and The Village Patch from Maldon.  And last but not least many thanks to all the visitors who came through the door and admired the quilts.

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