Each Best of Show quilt from state guild shows around Australia is included in this display of
excellence. Enjoy seeing the cream of the crop from each state, all in one place. The range
includes traditional styles and unique original art quilts, come and choose your favourite!
Star Link by Pamela Brockwell
Quiltmaker’s Statement: I decided to make a contemporary quilt. The only purchased fabric was the grey, I used around 140 colours to make the stars, dots and scallops from my stash. I did buy 70 reels of assorted coloured threads for the quilting. I drafted the stars in two sizes. The small stars have pieces that are 1/8 of an inch wide, so they had to be foundation pieced. The small stars around the border represent the colour wheel. Just under 2 million stitches went into the quilting, circular designs linking the Stars is how I came up with the name Star Link. The quilt took about a year and a half to make!
Queensland: Queensland Quilters Inc.
Obama by Nicholas Wilson
Quiltmaker’s Statement: I chose this classic Obama portrait as the subject because it had to be instantly recognisable but not obvious unless viewed from a distance. During his time as President, his face was projected on television, newspapers and social media, giving hope to people all around the world. I chose the heavily textured, Australian cotton fabric, as it has the look of embossed watercolour paper. The dark brown dots on the cream background gives muted, sepia tones to the image. The subtle quilting of the American flag in a matching thread, which is only visible upon closer inspection, gives reference to Obama’s dedication to his country.
Tasmania: Tasmanian Quilters Guild
Deconstructed Doilies by Katherine Jones
Quiltmaker’s Statement: This was inspired by FMQ designs made from bias binding appliqué.
Western Australia: West Australian Quilters’
Bird is the Word by Tracey Bareli
Quiltmaker’s Statement: An altered pattern from the book by Philippa Naylor – Appliqué Mastery. A quilt I wanted to do ever since I first saw the book. The quilt is one piece so most of the applique is free motion stitched. One of Philippa’s techniques. Love the colour orange but was a challenge getting other colours to work.