22 April 2014

Textiles Tuesday

Here are NINE links to interesting sites for you to explore this week. Enjoy!

* Registrations for classes at the Australian Machine Quilting (AMQ) Festival are now open.The Festival will be held in Adelaide, SA on 1-6 October.

* As part of the Western Australian Heritage Festival, the 1857 Dempster Quilt will be on display until 31 May at York Residency Museum, York WA.

*  Congratulations to winners of awards from Expertise Events announced last week at the Australasian Quilt Convention:

Shining light Award - to recognise achievement by a junior quilter.
Winner - Clare Marshall

Lut-da Award - to acknowledge an individual who has made outstanding contribution to their community through quilting.
Winner - Faye Packham

Rajah Award - to acknowledge an outstanding contribution to quilting in Australia, whether it be a contribution as a quilting teacher, designer, author, historian, guild worker, retailer, etc or a combination of work in several of these areas.
Winner - Michelle Hill

You can read about these award winners here.

* Also announced at AQC was the winner of the Bernina Best of Australia Award - Janet Treen, for her quilt Rings and Roses. You can see a photo of Janet's hand-quilted quilt here.

* Feel like a quilt-along? Corey Yoder from Little Miss Shabby has designed a small medallion quilt that's so pretty! 

* Don't forget the Springwood Community Quilt Show, NSW is on 25-27 April (that's this week!). Details here. 

* Learn how to write with paint on fabric in this tutorial from Lynn Krawczyk.

* Surface design expert Jane Dunnewold shares her best fabric foiling tips.

* Call for entries: Bernina Aotearoa Quilters Growth Challenge. 20 quilts will be selected to travel for a year. Entries close 1 July.

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