Friday, 15 February 2008

World Quilt & Textile 2008

Australian quilters are invited to be part of the World Quilt Competition.

2008 entry forms are available from Australian World Quilt & Textile coordinator Sue Dennis. Send a business size SSAE to 31 Shelley St, Sunnybank 4109 QLD or down load from Entry submission deadline is mid May, notification mid June and delivery of quilts early July.

Cash prizes are given for traditional & innovative quilts and include awards for Best of World, Best Use of Colour, Best of Country- first & second & Viewer’s Choice.

In 2007 Australians (and Guild members!) Eileen Campbell was awarded Innovative Best Machine Workmanship and Esther Aliu- Traditional Best Machine Workmanship with Best of Country Australia awarded to Marlene King and second Clare Fairless. 10 countries were represented.

The World Quilt Competition 2008 will be exhibited in Manchester New Hampshire, the Pacific International Quilt Festival Santa Clara California & the Greater Chicago Quilt Exposition.

Left: Nightshade by Esther Aliu
Right: A Flash of Lorikeets by Eileen Campbell

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