Congratulations to Jeannie Henry, runner up in the AQC Challenge, with Hello Possums!!
Hello Possums!!: The Brushtail Possum, a cat sized mammal, is indigenous Australian fauna and likes to live in our iconic flora, the gumtree. “Hello Possums!!” – is a boisterous Australian made greeting popularised by our very own Aussie ambassador to the world, Dame Edna Everage.
Winner of the AQC challenge was Linden Lancaster, from Victoria, with Kangaroo and Wattle
Kangaroo and Wattle: The red kangaroo and golden wattle are famous symbols that signify the uniqueness of Australia. They both appear on the coat of arms and are part of our shared cultural history. Aboriginal Australians have utilised them in many ways for thousands of years. Tourism Australia makes use of the kangaroo in its logo to “help ensure instant recognition for Australia around the world”. The golden wattle is our national floral emblem that inspires our nation’s colours. It “has become our cherished symbol of celebration, of joy, of sadness and of remembrance and of home wherever we may be…”
Queensland Quilters can be justifiably proud of the wonderful work of our Affiliated Groups in supporting Queensland charities and women and children in need.
This year we have provided funding to Affiliated Groups for the making of Raffle and Charity quilts in support of:
- Redlands Womens’s Refuge
- Quilts for Teens, a dialysis unit, Carinity girls school and victims of domestic violence
- Wesley Hospital Palliative Care Unit
- Salvation Army Crisis Accommodation Center
- Scope (a not for profit provider of disability services)
- Be Uplifted Inc
A big “Thank you” to our Affiliated Groups who continue to provide this assistance to people who need our help.
Sunshine Linus have made the following quilts for Scope.
In March, we were delighted to see Lyn Crump’s quilting journey through her trunk show.
She started by showing us the quilts for the beach house – she transposed her children’s drawings into art quilts. What a wonderful idea! Lyn also machine quilted a verse for each of her children on their quilts!
We were then treated to a display of Stack’n’Wack, circles, paper-pieced, hexagons, bargello – sew many different techniques.
Lyn kept the best till last. She announced that Featheration 2BLU – Best of Show at Queensland Quilters Quilt Show in 2015 – had been accepted into AQS at Lancaster and Paducah.
Our most heartfelt Congratulations to Lyn! Featheration 2BLU won Third prize at AQS QuiltWeek, Lancaster, Pennsylvania in the Large Quilts – Movable Machine Quilted category.
Congratulations to the winners of our annual Challenge!
1st Sue Elliott – 2nd Christine Dowell – 3rd Bernardine Hine
Junior winner: Eithne Walker – Traditional Winner: Verna Hunt
Artistic/Quirky: Jenny Swenson – Viewers Choice at IntoCraft Show: Pat Jefferies
Please contact Loretta for further information