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.






Best in Show!! Fair and Square

43 comments

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

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

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

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  4. Congratulations!!! This is awesome!

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

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  6. 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!

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  7. What a lucky creative lady you are and so deserving.

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

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

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

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  11. 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.

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

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

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

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  15. 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!

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  16. 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

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  17. 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!

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

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

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  20. Congratulations!!! Amazing quilt!

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

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  22. Congratulations :-)
    So happy for you !

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

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  24. 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!

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

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

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  27. Congratulations on an award that's well deserved!!

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  28. 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?

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  29. BRAVO ! Your quilts are always so original.

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  30. congratulations - again!
    great dress and yo you quilt

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

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

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

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

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  35. 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!

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

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

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

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

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  40. 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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