Saturday, April 16, 2016

2016 AQC/ Bernina Australia Awards

The 2016 Australasian Quilt Convention is on in Melbourne this weekend. The Bernina and AQC awards have been announced at the Convention Gala Dinner this evening - it has been a big night for ACT quilters:

National Best of Australia Award (chosen from the Best of State Winners):
Canzome Rosso, by Pamela Brockwell (ACT)

AQC Awards presented by Expertise Events:

The 2016 Rajah Award was presented to Beth Miller (ACT).
The Rajah Award acknowledges the outstanding contribution by an individual to quilting in Australia.

The 2015 Lut-Da Award was presented to Jocelyn Green (ACT).
The Lut-Da Award goes to a quilter who has made an outstanding contribution to their local or quilting community via the medium of quilting.

The Shining Light Award was presented to Sophia Locke (NSW).
The Shining Light Award recognises achievement by a junior quilter (up to age 18)

Photos from the evening are on the Bernina Australia Facebook page.

AQC Challenge 2016: Tradition with a Twist
Winnrer  - A Happy Place, by Alison Withers (Victoria)
Runner-up - Twist'n' by Christine Dowell
Viewers' Choice is open until Sunday afternoon.

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