Australian Quilt Show

I was thrilled to receive 2 prizes at the inaugural Australian Quilt Show in Sydney.
This wallhanging received the Best Use of Colour prize. I was given some silk scraps from wedding dresses by a friend. She had got them from her dressmaker. They comprised all different types of silk and most were triangular pieces cut on the bias. I dyed them all in Procyon dyes and became instantly inspired by the vibrant colours. Before I could use them, I had to back them all with a stabiliser to make them easier to work with. Designing as I went, I made this improvisational work. I love it!

Filtered Sunrise

This second wallhanging received the runner-up prize in the Modern Quilt category. Another improvisational piece which was inspired by Irene Roderick’s work. Improvisational piecing, whilst avoiding the necessary accuracy of traditional piecing, presents constructional challenges and is unexpectedly time consuming!


The Australian Quilt Show will be in Melbourne next week and then move onto Canberra and Brisbane. A nice little holiday for my quilts.

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1 Response to Australian Quilt Show

  1. Congratulations Susan. Well earned rewards!


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