Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Best in Show!! Fair and Square


Oh my golly - it's happened again!!!

My quilt Fair and Square won First Place in the modern traditional category at the Australian Modern Quilt Show. 

And when they announced Best In Show it was My name they called. 

Here I am in front if the award winning quilt. It's another one of my giant yoyo quilts. You can call me a crazy yoyo lady if you like :)

This is just a quick post. I'm still catching my breath after a busy weekend. I'll be back with more photos soon but in the meantime I'd like to send out some thankyous to:
  • The Sydney Modern Quilt Guild for putting on an amazing show. 
  • The volunteers who helped. 
  • The judges, Anna Maria Horner, Carolyn Friedlander and Lisa Cahill. 
  • Anna Maria Horner and Carolyn Friedlander for coming to Australia, teaching workshops and spending time at the show. They both added such a special magic to the weekend.
  • Thank you to all of the sponsors for supporting the show 
  • especially Bernina Australia who supplied the Best in Show prize of a fabulous sewing machine.
  • and Material Obsession for their super duper pack of fabric and awesome sewing goodies that was the prize for First Place in Modern Traditional.
  • All my friends, family and lovely people who have congratulated me and complimented my quilt.
  • Last but not least Mr Daisy who is my biggest fan.






43 comments:

claudia said...

Oh! Congratulations on your win! It truly is a beautiful quilt and well deserving of it's (your) win!!!

regan said...

Woohoo and Yippee!!!!! Congratulations! This is so awesome! Well done!

I am said...

wow Rachael congrats on your well deserved win,your quilt is amazing,well done,i am so excited for you xx

Pinkadot Quilts said...

How wonderful! Congratulations!!!

Melissa P said...

Congratulations!!! This is awesome!

Linda said...

Congratulations on another super win! Lovely happy photo in front of your happy and vibrant quilt.

Patchwork and Play said...

Congratulations again Rachael! So well deserving! Your quilts are graphic, unique and fun! What will you do with another sewing machine?!!! Become a Bernina ambassador!

Sandi said...

What a lucky creative lady you are and so deserving.

greeneggs said...

Huge congratulations! Wish I could have been there to see this beauty.

Mystic Quilter said...

Lots and lots of congratulations!!! You have a another wonderful quilt there, it's beautiful.

Melody said...

you star...another spectacular quilt. Huge congratulations.

Terry said...

You are looking great. Oh! and so is Fair and Square. Hope you've got a pool room to take all your well deserved ribbons to. Seriously Congratulations and a big virtual hug.

Tilly said...

Congratulations Rachael, and such a lovely quilt,so deserved.

Kaja said...

Congratulations! This is such a clever quilt - the more I look at it the more I find.

Sophie Zaugg said...

Wow ... That's such great news ! You're very creative and your quilts are so original. Congratulations Rachael !

Jeneta said...

Woo hoo! Congratulations - I can see why it has won first place; it's spectacular! I think you should record a short video tutorial on how you make such beautifully neat yoyos (and two tone ones to boot!). Love your dress!

Michelle said...

I'll be honest and tell you that this show totally missed my radar. I'd been paying a little attention earlier in the year but I don't consider myself a modern quilter so hadn't even paid attention to entry forms, let alone the date! And then life intervened. But once the weekend hit and all those beautiful photos popped up on Instagram, well. Wow. Just incredible work. I've rarely met a quilt I don't like so next year I will just have to make the effort to attend, wherever it is (still not planning on entering though!)

The biggest, heartiest congratulations on your win and your amazing quilt! I was so thrilled for you. I've never seen another quilt like the ones you make. They are as individual and unique and lovely as you are. <3

Quilteuse Forever said...

Bravo Rachael! You have made yoyos modern, it was such a challenge ! What a brillant idea to make them with 2 fabrics, and oversized, and, and... You are a great and lovely quilter!

Vickie said...

What a wonderful honor ! Congratulations Rachael ! Not only is your quilt awesome...that is a very cute dress !

Ruth said...

Congratulations on best of show for wonderful quilt. It is a great design, and what a beautiful lady standing in front of it.

Katkat said...

Congratulations!!! Amazing quilt!

Nifty Quilts said...

I'm so happy for you!!! Well-deserved!

Heidi said...

Congratulations :-)
So happy for you !

Quiltbenaco said...

Complimenti!!!!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Another winner, congratulations! An amazing quilt, those giant yoyos must have taken quite a bit of time to make?

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I'm so very pleased for you Rachael! Your work is full of creativity and colour, using old techniques in fresh new ways. It must have been wonderful having Anna Maria Horner and Carolyn Friedlander there too! Did I see photos of you enjoying one of AMH's workshops too? A very special time indeed and I love that Mr Daisy is your biggest fan!

pennydog said...

That's awesome, you will be able to open a public sewing studio with all those machines soon!

Fiona said...

Congratulations on a wonderful quilt.... just stunning
Hugz

Radka said...

Well done, again :-)
xx

Kyle said...

Congratulations on an award that's well deserved!!

Karen S said...

You are really having an amazing year!!! It seems that barely a month goes by without something exciting happening.
Congratulations on your latest achievement.
This is so exciting.
So, with only December left, what next?

Béa said...

BRAVO ! Your quilts are always so original.

Barb said...

congratulations - again!
great dress and yo you quilt

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Huge Well Deserved Congratulations Rachael....so excited and happy for you!

Wendy Caton Reed said...

It couldn't happen to a nicer quilter! Congratulations! I love it!

CecileD said...

Oh my...I'm late ! Congrats ! Congrats ! Congrats !
It's Christmas before Christmas !

Judy said...

Wow, you must have been so thrilled! Well done, and it's a lovely quilt.

myBearpaw said...

congratulations again Rachael!! You really are a superstar quilter now!! Looking forward to seeing more photos but absolutely love that photo of you looking so delighted!

audrey said...

Yay you! Big congrats for another amazing finish.:)

pandchintz said...

That's fantastic, Rachael!! Hearty congratulations (or should that be puffy congratulations!)

O'Quilts said...

A famous queen...of the daisy mountain and more...just wonderful and more

Thimbleanna said...

How very exciting Rachael! All those years of work and now the well-deserved rewards are piling up. Congratulations!!!

roccagal said...

Amazing no surprise that you are the winner!! Been catching up with your blog and have had a lovely evening and a cuppa! Luv all that u do!!
thanks a bunch

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