Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fairholme Quilters Exhibition (2): days 2 and 3

Our quilt show hummed along through Saturday and Sunday, with a steady stream of visitors, some of them lining up at the door for opening time.  Ticket sales indicate we had about 600 people through the doors. After days of rain the weather cleared - a distinct advantage even for an indoor event - people still had to get here.

There will be more professional photos in a little while, but here is a first look at the prizewinners. Prizes were decided by 'viewers' choice:

Loraine McIntosh with her winning quilt 'Bridal Baltimore', which was also voted viewers' choice in the applique category

Noelle Sona was the viewers' choice runner up with her Shades of Japan'

Lynette Harvey won the viewer's choice award for best use of colour.

Miriam Jones won the Paint Chip award.

The winner of the first raffle quilt is being notified, while Fairholme member Elaine Bright (with grandson Riley), who was delighted to win the second raffle quilt, could not stop smiling.

Proceeds of the raffle were donated to Hornsby Kuring-gai Association (Action for Mental Health), along with a community quilt to raffle later in the year.

Out thanks and congratulations to Fairholme Convenor and Quilt Show Coordinator Loraine McIntosh and her committee for a very successful event, and our thanks to members and their families, visitors, merchants and sponsors who helped to make it such an enjoyable and popular three days.

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