Kathy received the good news last night that her quilt 'A Year in My Garden' was awarded Viewers Choice at the Toowoomba Quilt Show held last week. Her quilt was one of 200 quilts on display seen by several hundred visitors during Toowoomba's annual Carnival of Flowers Festival. Thanks to the tireless efforts of volunteers from Toowoomba Quilters Inc., the quilt show is run each year in the Salo Centre at St Ursula's College.
'A Year in My Garden' is a major work in scope and
size. Standing 2.6m high by 2.6m wide, the quilt took three years in design and
construction. The quilt began with photographs and drawings and a concept
design, all recorded in a quilt journal. The centre sections of the quilt mark
the change each month in the mainly native flowering plants on our acreage block
in a sub-tropical summer, temperate winter climate on ferrosol red soil in an
800-1000 mm rainfall area. Around the outside are panels denoting the birds and
animals that visit us during the year. The details of the quilt are
hand-stitched applique and the quilting is a mix of free-hand and Kathy's own
machine-quilting patterns done on a Gammill-Statler Classic. The quilt has been
entered in the Queensland Quilters Inc. annual exhibition to be held in
Brisbane, Queensland in late October. You can see the quilt here as
well as on our blog (link at bottom of page).
Kathy has just released her latest design, her
version of the traditional Cross Roads to Jericho pattern. It is available as a
printed pattern, pdf download or as a quilt kit from our website.
Go to the Latest Products section at the bottom of
our home page for more details: