My Other Ribbon!! & Show Quilts


Winning a ribbon for my Happy As A Clam Quilt was amazing but I never thought in my wildest dreams that I'd win two ribbons at The Sydney Quilt Show!

My 2nd ribbon was a second place in the Modern-New Traditions From Old Favourites Category for my Neon Bounce quilt.

Would you believe neither MrD or I took a full photo of the quilt hanging at the show?!! We each assumed the other had taken a photo, but no. Too funny! I thought I might get back in today but in the end decided another photo of it will do. This was taken on the steps of the Sydney Opera House.

To be honest I wasn't sure how this quilt would be received. I thought some people might think it was a bit too modern , or a bit too neon but I only had the most wonderful feedback from people who really liked it because it was fresh and different. 

Let's move onto some other quilts. The policy states that we can only show quilts if we have permission from the quilt makers. Luckily I know some clever quilters so I have some great quilts to show you. 

Remember a while ago I showed these fabrics designed by Jessica Wheelahan? 
Well, we finally caught up in person at the show. 
Here's Jessica Wheelahan in front of her wonderful Errant Geese quilt that she has "dedicated to those who choose not to fly in formation"
Jessica won the prestigeous award for Best Quilt Inspired by An Antique Quilt. 

Here's Jess's other quilt Unconditional/Untraditional, made for the NYC Modern Quilt Guild's 2013 Double Wedding Ring Challenge. 

I got to meet another long time bloggy friend in real life Leanne Harvey from Mt Vincent Quilts. Her Metro Medallion Quilt got fourth in the Modern category. She is a long arm quiter and her quilting on this quilt was beautiful. You can see some close up photos on her blog. Mt Vincent Quilts.

Leanne's other entry Spinner was a wonderful balance of modern and traditional. You can't tell from the photo but the white areas were pieced blocks of white fabrics.  

Chris Jurd's Cut Loose Sampler was full of motion, fun fabrics and wonky piecing. Pop over to Chris's blog to see her other quilt show entry and The Springwood Show Raffle Quilt that got a 3rd place for  Group/Collaborative Quilt . 

I always look forward to seeing Pam Westmacott's entries. She's a friend of mine and I know how much planning and care she puts into choosing the right fabrics. This is her version if Chris Jurd's Jacobean Star, she has aptly named it Jacabean Rose. Great job with the quilting on her trusty Bernina. 

I haven't got a photo of the Best in Show to share with you but I was so pleased when Janet Treen from Quiltsalott won this award for the second year in a row. Visit Janet's blog Quiltsalott to see her beautiful Coxcomb and Currants quilt.

And to see all the winners quilts you can follow this link to the Quilters Guild of NSW page.


Now I know some of you are wondering if I bought any fabric. Well I didn't buy a lot at all but I did get some fabulous fabric bundles as part of my prize winnings. A Huge thank you to All the wonderful sponsers who support the Sydney Quilt Show

How gorgeous is this bundle!!  Nellie Hill by Rosalie Quinlan. 

And I also received this jellyroll of white fabric, super sharp snips and the cutest cat organic fabric called Here Kitty Kitty by Penguin + Fish.  - 

I'm excited to have received a voucher to Julie's Superior Threads -Julie has all sorts of interesting and wonderful threads, in all colours and for all occasions- who knows this could be a whole new adventure in threads for me. 
Every winner recieved a roll of Wool Wadding - Thanks MiniJumbuk Nu-Wool Wadding , wadding always comes in handy!!

And finally a huge Thanks to the Quilt Guild of NSW for an doing an awesome job- those ladies are tireless and excellent at putting on a great event and they smile the whole way through! 

So that's the show for this year. Next year there's a Red And White challenge. I already have some quilts planned, I better start working on them, you know how time flies.

My Other Ribbon!! & Show Quilts

48 comments

  1. I LOVED your neon quilt! I was there on Saturday as well and took a photo of it. More than happy to send it to you! Just email me and I'll do it tonight.

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  2. PS congratulations! Your quilts were amazing. I loved standing near your clam quilt and hearing all the lovely comments! It's obviously a personal quilt. Like a modern memory quilt. Beautiful.

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  3. So glad to hear that you won a second award for your second quilt! Very well done you!
    The photographs of the other ladies quilts were great to look at - so many that make me want to get out the scraps again! later.
    Your prize additions look great - all those pieces that all quilters just love to get.

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  4. Prizes well deserved! And thanks for the plug too.
    A great show and can't wait for next years.

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  5. Congratulations again!!! I love this quilte specially the contrasting colours! A well deserved win.

    Thank you for sharing some of the other quilts. My favourite of them is Leanne's Spinner quilt. Love the colours and the quilting.

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  6. Woohoo, double congrats! I loved seeing so many 'non-traditional' quilts in your photos :o)

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  7. Congratulations again Rachael you create such exciting and fun quilts thank you for the write up I was quite tickled about that as I didn't get to the show as you know. Chris has always been an inspiration I think to both of us in saying yes you can and YES you did.well done with your wins well deserved.

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  8. Ribbons, ribbons...and such classy looking ones too. Double happiness and congratulations to you. And thank you so much for sharing some of the other quilts too. It is really interesting to see the quilts you are drawn to. I was particularly intrigued with the Chris Jurd one, so much skill and intelligence, irreverence and respect...remarkable stuff.

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  9. OMG how awesome Rachael i am so excited for you,that is such wonderful news my clever friend,i love them both and thankyou for sharing the other quilts,so exciting,lol.xx

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  10. I like the photo you have used with you in it! Great prizes too. I can see a blog post one day featuring those kitties (one of the blog posts where you tell a story). Congratulations!

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  11. Well done Rachel. Bit of an accolade to win two ribbons. I don't remember it, but I do remember seeing all the other quilts you showed tonight. The photo of the quilt on the steps of the Opera House is great.

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  12. Everyone has been saying what a great show it was, the venue, space and most of all the quilts. I loved the variety this year in style and colour. I really enjoyed Jessica's quilt a lot. I'm overjoyed for you doing so well with two awesome quilts. I can't wait until next year now. Again, huge congratulations!

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  13. Congratulations agan Rachael! Your quilt certainly makes a statement! And the rest of the entries are striking too! I can hardly wait to see what you do with a red and whit theme!

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  14. amazing wins! Loving your quilts--so original...hugs, Julierose

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  15. Congratulations on your other ribbon, very exciting for you. Thanks for sharing the photos, some amazing quilts there!

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  16. I am so pleased for you with your achievements at this show. It is wonderful that your amazing talent is being recognised and rewarded.
    Thanks for sharing the other quilts from the show.
    Stay up in the clouds a while longer and enjoy!!

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  17. Rachael, as someone who has yet to enter a quilt in the Sydney Quilt Show, I'm in awe of anyone who not only enters but also wins a prize. As for winning two prizes, let's just say I'm dropping a little curtsey in your direction :-) Well done on both your wins! xx

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  18. Yippee! Your winning quilts are among some other very exciting entries. Congratulations again! More dancing...

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  19. Congratulations! I'm happy to hear that the neon quilt was well received. Great job!

    Your winnings are lovely too. I know they'll find the perfect application in your upcoming projects.

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  20. Congratulations!! Lovely prizes too! I think you can never have enough neon although as a child of the 80s I was probably covered in it for most of my youth!

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  21. Double congratulations dear Rachael!!!
    Your winnings are sooooo beautiful. Enjoy it!!
    Hugs
    Deborah

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  22. Congratulations, Rachael! All the quilts here are stunning! What a great show!

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  23. Congratulations Rachael.....thanks for showing photos of the other quilts.....love the fabrics that you won.....great prizes....

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  24. congratulations on the ribbon for Neon Bounce - what a great show you had! hooray!
    lovely lovely quilts, thanks for sharing some with us. So fun that you met with blog/quilt friends.
    Can't wait to see what you do with red and white!

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  25. Congratulations Rachael - you certainly got well deserved validation for your fabulous work.

    Some of those other quilts are just gorgeous - Im loving the first one from MT Vincent quilts - its stunning!

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  26. What a wonderful Show and congratulations on your two ribbons. Your quilts looked smashing.

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  27. I love your quilts so I think you should have received ribbons. Well done, I'm glad you entered them.

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  28. Fantastic and well deserved! I love different things and I'm so glad to see it doing well. I love the other quilts you shared as well. I'm pretty I'd be drooling all the way through that show.

    Congratulations! :)

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  29. Woop, woop - TWO ribbons! That is so wonderful! What fabulous fabric bundles; they are both so different yet equally lovely. I popped over to Janet's blog - her Coxcomb and Currants quilt is amazing!

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  30. I so admire your courage to enter a competition, and look! two ribbons!! Many congratulations :)

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  31. I so admire your courage to enter a competition, and look! two ribbons!! Many congratulations :)

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  32. You are a clever lady!
    I met Jessica too while I was white gloving. She seems like so much fun and I thought her quilt embodied her personality (just like yours seem to really).
    It's wonderful to meet other bloggers isn't it? Tracie Stewart and I met up at the show for the first time too. Maybe you and I will catch up in person one day too. LOL

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  33. I am thrilled that you won TWO ribbons! Clever old you! Both of your quilts are amazing. You have a great eye for colour and design. When you start teaching classes let me know and I'll try to get to Sydney. Enjoy your prizes, they all look amazing.

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  34. Congratulations Rachael! You totally deserve awards you are a very special talented quilter who is aways pushing the boundaries. Thansk for sharing photos of the other amazing quilts!

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  35. Fabulous! Well done you and to the other quilters. So lovely to see some pics from the show for those who can't get there.

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  36. Very exciting for you! What a thrill to be showing two quilts in the show too. Thanks for sharing the other quilts also. Love that Errant Geese quilt especially.:)

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  37. You are going places!!!
    Congratulations! Ribbons & publications & it could not happen to a more talented & charming young woman.
    I'm so proud & happy for you!
    Thanks as always for sharing this show.

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  38. Wonderful, Rachael! Well deserved! I agree with smazoochie...you are going places! I love that you enter your quilts. It is a lot if hard work! Thanks for the tour of the show! I am thrilled you were recognized for your creativity and hard work!

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  39. congratulations! you really are so talented and very deserving of the awards!
    just love your eye for style and color (neon!!!!!!)
    just fabulous!

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  40. Neon Bounce is a wonderful quilt filled with energy and well, bounce! No wonder it too won a ribbon. Your creativity continues to amaze me. I can hardly wait to see what you will do next...

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  41. Congratulations on that second ribbon -- and a wonderful prize package. And thanks for sharing all the beautiful quilts -- it looks like it was a wonderful show!

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  42. I'm so sad I didn't get to the Sydney Quilt Show, I would have loved to see your quilts. Such well deserved recognition Rachael, as you really are innovative and have such brilliant ideas that you transform into amazing quilts. Well done. Can't wait to see what you have percolating for your next reveal.

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  43. Your Neon Bounce quilt is such a standout! I especially like the contrast against your neutral (yet interesting) background. And the unexpected dimensions ~ no wonder it won an award. Congratulations!
    It must be especially satisfying to win at the Sydney Quilt Show, which seems to showcase so many different, beautiful pieces of work.

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  44. Congratulations on your TWO ribbons! No wonder you're happy as a clam. Both of your quilts are stunning - I love them both and am quite in awe of your talent!

    And thanks for showing some of the quilts from the show. What a talented bunch of ladies you've got there. All of the quilts are so beautiful!

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  45. I have been away too long, but so so excited to see that you won these prizes - many congratulations, and so happy for you. You completely deserve it xx

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  46. Congratulations Rachael....I's soooo excited for you!!!!! Woo hoo!!!! Just sensational!!!!

    YOU GO GIRL!

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  47. Congratulations on well deserved winnings. I'm not surprised Neon Bounce won. And the fabrics you got, YUMMY.

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  48. Congrats on your ribbons!!! Thanks for sharing the great photos of the quilts. It was interesting to see the flying geese quilt. I like seeing interpretations of traditional quilt blocks.

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