Saturday, July 5, 2014

Victorian Quilters Showcase

Last week was the Victorian Quilters Guild's annual Showcase event.  Last year a group of Horsham quilters, including myself, had quilts displayed at Showcase as a teaser for the new Modern Quilts section which they had decided to create for judging in 2014.  A few of us decided to enter quilts for judging at this year's show, as a show of support for the new section. I've never entered a quilt before, but really wanted to join with my friends to help promote Modern Quilts.

So here is my version of Anna Marie Horner's free pattern Feather Bed

Yes, that is a blue ribbon!  I won first place in the Modern Quilts section. 

I was so thrilled and excited to win.  I attended the presentation with my Mum and sister, we actually stayed in Melbourne and had a lovely time eating out and celebrating.

I won a lovely SewEzi table from Patchwork Plus.  They manufacture an insert for your own sewing machine so that the machine sits flat to the table, making quilting so much easier.  I am so looking forward to my table arriving, it is going to make so much different to my quilting.
A close up,  isn't the ribbon beautiful? 
Me with my quilt, I was smiling all day.
I don't think you can post too many photos when something as unexpected and wonderful as this happens.  Thanks to the Victorian Quilter's Guild, the judges and to Patchwork Plus.  I'm still so happy and grateful to have won when the section included some really fabulous quilts.


  1. Congratulations Lisa!!!!!! That is wonderful news! I love you feather quilt! You must be very proud!

  2. Congratulations, think this quilt was my favourite one of your finishes. Well deserved win

  3. I am so thrilled for you! And a bit chuffed I was there when you started making the feathers!! Bordertown is obviously a good omen and we will have to keep this tradition going! Love Love Love this quilt!