Judy Newman, Craft Consultant at Expertise Events, has informed The Quilters' Guild of NSW Inc., of the recent winners of the 2015 Challenge 'True Blue' , at the Australasian Quilt Convention, held in Melbourne in April.
Congratulations to the following Participants.
Winner: True Blue Jacko by Jeannie Henry
Runner Up: Really True Blue by Jan Clark
First Prize accolade went to Queenslander Jeannie Henry’s depiction of a commanding blue-winged kookaburra perched on the branch of a iconic Australian gum tree against a beyond blue sky.
Exquisitely executed pieced and dyed background, layers of appliqué, manipulated fabric, machine embroidery and machine quilting, bring the powerful design to life. True Blue Jacko delivered a cash prize of $3500 from sponsor Expertise Events.
Runner up went to Really True Blue by Jan Clark (NSW) featuring the much loved blue wren against an abstract nest. Jan used dyeing, screen printing, thread drawing and machine quilting to create her piece and collected $1500 in prize-money.
The Full Gallery and details of the Honourable Mentionscan be viewed at the AQC Challenges website
Announcing the theme for the 2016 AQC Challenge: Expertise Events is pleased to advise that the theme will be Tradition with a Twist.
The dates for next year’s AQC are: April 14 – 17, 2016; Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne.