Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Houston Awards

At the recent International Quilt Festival 2013 in Houston, well deserved excitement emanated from the Australian quarter!  A number of Australian Quilters were awarded Prizes and International recognition for their artistry and  creativity.

Congratulations especially to Margo Hardie of Lake Haven, NSW, one of two recipients of The Founders Award sponsored by International Quilt Festival. Both she and the other winner made Traditional style quilts. Both receive $7500 as prize money.

Margo's "Gorsuch Family Quilt" was awarded the Retaining the Tradition Prize at the Sydney Quilt Show 2013

Gorsuch Family Quilt Circa 1840 Revisited

Rhonda Pearce of Glenbrook, NSW was awarded First Place in Traditional Applique Sponsored by Quilters Newsletter, for her "Baltimore Classic". Members may remember her showing this quilt during its construction phase at a Friday Showcase, and once finished, Rhonda displayed it in The Masters Section of The Sydney Quilt Show 2012.

Both Helen Godden and Jenny Bowker received Honourable Mentions for quilts.

Helen, from Latham Canberra, ACT, entered "Zen Magpies", in Art - Painted Surface

Jenny, from Garren Canberra, ACT, entered "The Quiltmaker", in Art - People Portraits and Figures; her tribute to Australian quiltmaker Margaret Rolfe. 

Congratulations to all of these Australian Quilters.

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