I have had the most incredibly exciting day today at the Melbourne Quilt & Craft Show. The 2012 Victorian Quilters Inc Showcase is currently being held in conjunction with the Melbourne Quilt & Craft Fair. My quilt, First Blush was entered in the Longarm Category.
First Blush is a wholecloth colour trapunto quilt which I recently made after making some sample pieces earlier in the year. The quilt is made using techniques by Karen McTavish and involves cut-away trapunto. The pink colour is created by placing a bright red fabric behind a sheer layer of basiste fabric.
I was thrilled to find that not only had First Blush won First Prize in the Longarm Category, the quilt also won Best of Show! I have spent most of my day on cloud nine and am still buzzing!
Detail of the centre of First Blush - the background fill is pebbles, one of my favourites.
Corner section of First Blush with sweeping curved cross-hatching.
I will be going back to Quilt Showcase on Saturday to spend some more time with my quilt. I would like to thank the committee of Vic Quilters for organising another fabulous quilt show, the judges for their time and what must be a difficult job and the volunteers for making the quilt show possible. I would also like to thank all the sponsors and in particular Bernina for their generous sponsorship - I will look forward to receiving my prize, a Bernina 820 Quilter's Edition sewing machine.