Maltings 2020 Exhibition
Judges Choice & Visitor's Choice
1st - Brenda Ford - My Baltimore Quilt
Blocks by Elly Sienkiewicz. Handsewn except for joining blocks and sashing. Quilting all by hand. Made for me and my husband but Michael died before it was finished he would have loved it.
2nd - Hazel Ryder - Message in a Bottle
Monoprint coloured with thickened dye paint. Free motion quilted
If I wrote all the words
I wish I could say to you
put them in bottles
I could drop them into the ocean
in the hope
that one day
they would wash up
on some distant shore
to be found by you
3rd - Helen Ruthven - La Passacaglia
Based on the La Passacaglia quilt pattern by Willyne Hammerstein. From the moment I found posts of completed La Passacaglia quilts on the internet I was determined to have a go at a Millefiori quilt. The quilt is hand stitched (apart from the borders) using English paper piecing then the whole thing was hand quilted. It took me 7 months to complete
Anna Jenkins Award
'Out Earth' Challenge
This years challenge was 'Our Earth 2020' and had to be 20" by 20"
1st - Coral Smith - An Autumn Landscape
Originally designed in a workshop many years ago with Ineka Berlyn it was a UFO and has now been finished for Our Earth challenge in 2020. Made mostly with Oakshott cotton pieced and with some appliqué, machine and hand stitched to finish design.
2nd - Louisa Peers - A Trip around the World
In 2020 our Earth is threatened and polluted by plastic, so I have recycled the plastic bags in my cupboard to create this "Trip Around the World" block, emphasising that plastic is found everywhere. The colours are not harmonious, symbolising the disharmony between plastic and the natural world. The off-centre quilting reflects how out-of-step we have become with our environment. And the unfinished edge reminds me of the fragility of our Earth....any more damage is likely to be irreversible. Materials: Recycled plastic bags, scraps of synthetic wadding, polyester thread.
3rd - Christine Vlietstra - Photosynthesis