Sunday, September 23, 2012

How Does Your Garden Grow - Elle's first prize (secondary students)

Elle Wyatt-Spratt with her quilted panels, Hidden Beneath the Waves, which has been awarded equal first in the secondary schools section of the inaugural quilt competition for quilters under 35, organised by the Quilters Guild of NSW, with the theme How does your garden grow?  Elle shared first place with Sarah Kitcher from Grafton High School. Among their prizes are three Brother sewing machines to be given to each of their schools. Elle's will go to the Distance Education Unit, NSW Dept of Education and Communities.

Elle's catalogue statement: This quilt was designed for my Year 11 Textiles project.  It's an interpretation of an underwater coral reef garden full of exotic flora, which I created using a variety of fabrics such as silk, polyester, chiffons and organzas, and embellished with silk tussahs, beads, ribbons and wool, on a background of batik-style cotton.

Congratulations Elle!

For a review of the exhibition (which is open today from 10.00 - 4.00 pm, in Stanmore), and photos of more of the quilts, visit Badskirt's blog, and take Amy's advice to go along and have a look if you can. 

Thanks to Amy Gunson for her photo of Elle, taken at the prize presentation yesterday, and generously shared. The black and white quilt in the photo is by Emillia Blanch from Grafton High School, My Contemporary Black and White Garden.

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