Sunday, 23 September 2012

Visitors' choice

The public has voted and I was really pleased to see just how many of the quilts got a vote: testimony to the wonderful work of the ladies in Bolton Quilters.

The winners were separated by only a few votes. And, in traditional fashion, in reverse order they were:

In 3rd place: 'Commemorative Quilt' by Joyce Thornton and Kath Worthington. The quilt was designed and made by the members of Holy Trinity Parish Church for their Dreaming Dreams project. The names of church members are hand-embroidered on the blocks.

In 2nd place: 'Floriade' by Jacqueline Martin. This is the quilt which won Best in Show, Best Machine Applique and Best Bed Quilt at the Harrogate Show.

And in 1st place: 'Pastel Daisies' by Hilary Woodward, which was her first bed quilt. The central design was taken from a quilt by Julia Reed (though I think Julia was inspired by Lynne Edwards) but the borders were Hilary's own. She's holding the crystal bowl which is presented to the winner of Visitors' Choice.

Of course, we all have our favourites, and this was mine: 'Leaves in the Breeze' by Lise Payne, from a Piece O'Cake design.

Hope you enjoyed this visit to our show. See you again in 3 years?

Next time, I'll reveal my entries for the show.

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