"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Sunday, November 21, 2010

I am in shock!

Of the nine items I entered in the Lilydale Show this weekend, six won a prize! Three firsts - Biscornu, Japanese Doll wall hanging, and Redwork lady calico bag.
Two Second Prizes: Peacock Crazy Patchwork Block and the Black Cats patchwork wall hanging.
My Teacup crazy patchwork block won a Third Prize.
So you ask, why am I so surprised? Well, they must have different judges at these shows, or perhaps it is because my work is up against work by different people. OK, the Biscornu won first place in its category in both shows. Maybe they'd never seen one before! The Redwork lady came second at Whittlesea. The Japanese doll hanging didn't get placed at Whittlesea, but a first at Lilydale? I was flabbergasted because of all the entries, this was just a quick easy kit that I bought at a craft show!! Took me about an hour to do!
The Peacock CQ block came third at Whittlesea, and second at Lilydale. The teacup CQ wasn't placed at Whittlesea, but got a third at Lilydale. There was no other example of Crazy Patchwork at either show. As for my Black Cats, I entered that at Whittlesea two years ago and it wasn't placed. It was a last minute decision to enter it at Lilydale this year, so I was tickled pink to see it placed!
Lilydale is a smaller show than Whittlesea; here is the Homecrafts Pavilion.
They didn't have many quilts compared to Whittlesea, where the quilts were hung on the walls and from the rafters.
Some of the framed cross stitch displays - absolutely stunning work.
One display section with mixed needlecrafts such as crochet, tatting, embroidery, and small cross stitch.
There were several stallholders demonstrating their craft - I thought this was a great idea.
All in all, it was a fun day. Perfect weather, spent with a fun girlfriend who talked me into having a couple of tattoos on my arms! You'll have to see my other blog if you want to know more about THAT! ;-)

8 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Well done, lovely to see what you've done appreciated

fabriquefantastique said...

I bet you were pleased with yourself...I know I would be.

Sharon said...

Very well done G - we have a prize winner in our midst... Good on you girl!!!! xx

Linens and Royals said...

I am totally impressed, congratulations. Now you must finish those U.F.O's and win again.

Catherine said...

Congratulations! Your work is beautiful.

sheilasanderson said...

Well done again, just goes to show if you enter it is worth the effort...keep going

Aussie Stitcher said...

Congratulations Gina that is a great haul of prizes. The comparisons of the two shows are interesting.

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