Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Local Quilter is Popular Choice

This year’s Viewer’s Choice winner at Toowoomba Quilters Inc. annual quilt exhibition announced this week was a colourful art quilt marking part of Tasmania’s history.

Kathy Adams of KoolKat Quilting took out the award with her colourful quilt “What a site!”  

The quilt was designed to celebrate the site of Tasmania’s Maritime Museum and Art Gallery at the Gallery’s inaugural quilt challenge and exhibition two years ago. 

Kathy’s quilt won Viewer’s Choice on that occasion and her quilt has proved no less popular with local quilt enthusiasts during last month’s quilt show held at the Salo Centre, St Ursula’s College during Carnival of Flowers week.

Kathy described her inspiration for the quilt as “The salty sea, ancient land, Port Arthur, the incredible harbour with Hobart at the epicentre – in all, what a site!”

The quilt was made using hand-dyed silk and discharged dyed cotton fabric, along with Google Earth images, her own photos and constructed using machine and hand quilting.

The winners of the Toowoomba  Viewer’s Choice award in the professional section were Kathy Adams and runner-up Robyn Ginn, and in the amateur section Norelle White and runner-up Trish Ostwald.


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