Thursday, 11 June 2015

Modern Quilt Show Australia

Things have been a bit quiet around here of late (again!), mostly due to a month or so of continual ick in our house and zero sewing. But everyone seems to be healthy again now (touch wood!!) and I have tonnes of stuff to share with you all, so I am determined to get back to blogging again a bit more regularly. Famous last words I know, but I have some upcoming pattern releases and a few recent publications that I still haven't shared so I'll hopefully get back into the swing of it this month :o)

I have some pretty exciting news to share in the mean time. A few weeks ago, the Woolongong Modern Quilt Guild hosted the second Modern Quilt Show Australia, in Kiama, NSW. Unfortunately I wasn't able to travel over for the show, but the glimpses I got were pretty amazing. The massively talented Rachaeldaisy (who blogs at Blue Mountain Daisy) won Best in Show and First Place in the Modern Traditional category for her spectacular Clamshell Carousel, and I really hope I get to see it in person one day. I love everything Rachael makes, but this one takes the cake.

I entered two quilts into the show and they were both accepted. MisDirection was entered in the Use of Negative Space category, and Galaxy was entered in the Modern Traditional Category.





I found out on Saturday via my lovely friend Melissa (aka Ms Midge) that MisDirection won third place in her category! I'm (obviously) completely over the moon, I love this quilt so much so it was lovely to win a prize for her. But then Sunday afternoon I got some of the best news ever (again from Melissa!) - Galaxy won First Place in Viewers Choice. I'm still a bit shell shocked to be honest, it's a little overwhelming that people loved my quilt that much :o) A huge, huge thanks to the show organisers, you all did an amazing job!

I'll be back in the next few days with more to share,

xx Jess


23 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

I was thrilled for you Jess, when I saw all this on IG! Am I correct in remembering that Galaxy was the quilt that was rejected from that big quilt show in the States? (sorry, memory for which one it was is not good...) They don't know what they missed out on! Congratulations, and so well deserved!

pennydog said...

Wow that's awesome!

Oops-Lah said...

That's great news Jess! Many congratulations on both wins! I had to chuckle when you refer to your MisDirection a her. "She" really must have gone under your skin ;)!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Congratulations! Both are very well deserved.

moira said...

congrats. Hope everyone is still well x

Debbie said...

VERY cool about your wins. Congrats!!

Charlotte said...

of *course* they loved it - it's AMAZING!!!!! Congratulations, lovely xx

Crafty Coffin said...

Congratulations! They are both beautiful quilts and both wins are well-deserved.

barbara woods said...

congrats , both are beautiful

Kirsten said...

Congratulations Jess - your quilts are just stunning and Misdirection is one of my most favourite quilts ever!!!

Deb B said...

Congratulations! and a very well deserved accolade!!
You have to love Ms Midge, she is such a lovely and
inspiring lady, Just as you are too.

colourclothandcatnaps said...

I saw Galaxy in the show and I loved it and posted about it on my blog with a link to you. It should have also won a judged prize in my view!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

So thrilled for you!! Very well deserved!!

Farm Quilter said...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Both quilts deserved ribbons!!! As a longarm quilter, I have been enamored from the start by the quilting on Galaxy!!! Wish I could have been at the show to vote for it, because you KNOW I would have!!! It is amazing!!! Enjoy being over the moon :) You totally earned it!!!

Carol said...

I am not surprised. That Galaxy quilt is so great.

Dianne Neale said...

Great news. But thoroughly deserved!

Charlotte Scott said...

Well done! Love both these quilts.

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Ioleen said...

Congrats on the wins. Both are beautiful quilts.

DeborahGun said...

I commented on IG, but wanted to say it again, so thrilled for you! And many congratulations - truly deserved :-)

Sandra W said...

Congratulations on your wins.
So glad to have you back. I almost dropped you again from blogs I read--so glad you came through in the nick of time.
Too bad you couldn't make the show. It must be a thrill to see your quilt hanging in a show. if I ever got in a show (not that I ever enter!) I would get there no matter the cost/inconvenience.

Leanne said...

I was so pleased to see Galaxy win, I saw it on instagram first. Congratulations on both ribbons, these are fantastic quilts.

Jessica said...

Congratulations Jess and thank you again for being a part of our show. I adore Galaxy and used it as my prime example to show family and friends who visited the show what you can do on your home sewing machine, or could do using a sit down mid arm that was on display at the show, they were all extremely impressed!