What a Quilt Show!

Once again, the Biennial Quilt, Craft and Photography Exhibition, coordinated by the Gumleaf Quilters at Churchill Neighbourhood Centre, inspired quite a few of us who failed sewing at school to consider buying a sewing machine.
The event brought together talented craftspeople from across Latrobe Valley and beyond to display and compete. They brought with them enviable pieces of artwork.
Opened by the Mayor, Councillor Darryl White at the Friday evening launch, guests were given a sneak preview of the exhibition opening to the public the following day; a vibrant collection of handmade quilts, crafts and textiles, toys, bags and purses, wearable art, and photography.
Over 200 visitors enjoyed the works of art displayed through the Churchill Football and Netball Club Rooms, watched demonstrations, browsed craft stalls, and of course, enjoyed a Devonshire tea. Attention to detail, exquisite fabrics, bold colour choices, delicate embroidery, moments captured by camera lenses, art in three dimensions both in wood and fabric, and oh so neat stitching made the visit to the exhibition a delight.

The organisers would like to thank all those who supported this event and all the volunteers who made it a smooth running success.
They would also like to offer classes to those people who have a bought a new sewing machine and have no idea what to do with it. Call the Churchill Neighbourhood Centre on 5120 3850!
Winners were: Challenge Quilt 1st Prize: Anne Crawford; 2nd Prize: Jean Baudendistel; Overall Top People’s Choice: Jean Baudendistel; People’s Choice Large Quilt: Isobel Piper; People’s Choice Small Quilt: Anne Crawford; Photography: Colin Cook; People’s Choice Craft and Textiles: Irene Pattle; People’s Choice Toys: Jean Baudendistel; People’s Choice Bags/Purses: Margaret Williams; People’s Choice Wearable Art: Heather Brimblecombe; People’s Choice Other: Jean Baudendistel; People’s Choice Photography: Colin Cook.
Raffle: 1st (Raffle Quilt) Patsy Mee; 2nd ($100) Cheryle Taylor; 3rd (Set Embroidered Towels) Sharon O’Connell; 4th (Wooden Jewellery Box) M. Boskell.