Monday, 16 April 2012

EXCITING NEWS : Guild Members Honoured!

The Australasian Quilt Convention 2012 Gala Dinner in Melbourne on Saturday evening, was abuzz with great excitement when NSW Quilters' Guild members 'scooped the pool' during the Awards presentation.

The National Quilt Award is presented to the maker of the quilt that is judged the best from the 'Best of Show Quilts' from the annual state guild shows around the country in the previous 12 months.

The 2012 Award has been presented to Merelyn Pearce, whose
Preston Dreaming had won Best of Show at The Sydney Quilt Show, 2011

Merelyn is an outstanding recipient of this prestigious award and all Guild Members will be thrilled for her. Not only is she extremely talented, but also graciously devoted several hours as a 'white glove lady' on Saturday, answering the many questions that viewing this amazing quilt provokes. Congratulations Merelyn!

The Rajah Award is presented to a quilter who has made an outstanding contribution as an individual to quilting in Australia.
The 2012 recipient is Judy Hooworth. Judy, her contemporary quilts and designs, and constant enthusiasm has been a big influence on many an Australian Quilter. Well done Judy!

The Lut-Da Award rewards a quilter who has used their quilting skills and knowledge to selflessly contribute to others in their local environment or quilting community.
This year, the 2012 award went to Isobel Lancashire. Isobel is indeed an extremely worthy recipient of this Award, as many of the NSW Guild members would acknowledge and is to be warmly Congratulated!

The creative expression behind this quilt..... Friends of Beatrix and I...
is one of our young members, Ineka Voigt ....
who has very deservedly won the 2012 Shining Light Award. The recipient of this accolade must be under 18 years of age and it is given to provide further encouragement in their quilting journey. Ineka is extremely prolific already and all members will enjoy watching her mature as a quilter in the future. Congratulations!

Fellow NSW Quilters' Guild Members are extremely fortunate to have such creative and skilful quilters within our midst.

Many sincere Congratulations to these 2012 Award winning quilters!

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