As excitement builds for the Sydney Quilt Show, to be held in conjunction with Sydney Craft and Quilt Fair next week, here are the first two State Best of Show winners for 2014:
Victorian Quilters Showcase 2014
Linda White won Best of Show in the Victorian Quilters Showcase in Melbourne last week, and has blogged about her winning quilt, Elenor Jean here. Think about it: 952 days and 22,437 quarter inch (!) hexagons! (You might recall that Linda won the Victoria Quilters challenge in 2011, with Dear Prudence)
Karen Terrens's Sanderson's Apprentice won the Excellence in Longarm Quilting Award in Melbourne - she has blogged about it here.
Punch with Judy's blog post (5th July 2014)on the Victorian Quilters Showcase includes photos of the runner up Best of Show (Mr Hoffman's Peaches by Robyn Coots and close-up detailed shots of other winners).
Melodie Symes spent 10 years making Perseverence, which won Best of Show at QuiltWest 2014 in Perth in May. Many, many 1" squares!
Rebecca Stewart Bartell was the runner up with Morris Hill Manor.