Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Kathy wins Viewer's Choice at Toowoomba Quilt Show

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.

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1 comment:

Justin Chan said...

Thanks oyu very much for such anice sharing sir. its so much good to read it.

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