An award made by Expertise Events at the annual Australasian Quilt Convention and which “acknowledges an outstanding contribution to quilting in Australia, whether it be a contribution as a quilting teacher, designer, author, historian, guild worker, retailer, etc or a combination of work in several of these areas. This award is called the ‘Rajah Award’ in tribute to the historic Rajah quilt made by convict women en route to Australia in 1841.”
2006 – Margaret Rolfe
2013 – Jenny Bowker
2016 – Beth Miller
An award made by Expertise Events at the annual Australasian Quilt Convention and which “acknowledges an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to their community through quilting. Their work may have been to assist individuals or groups in need, or to develop programs to assist the general community, and must have utilised the medium of quilting. This award recognises an individual who has worked for their community, via the medium of quilting. It is called Lut-da after the aboriginal word meaning ‘to give’. “
2011 – Iris Hockley
2016 – Jocelyn Green
Shining Light Award
Awarded by Expertise Events who say “we believe it is of paramount importance to encourage our junior quilters. With this aim, Expertise Events presents an award to recognise achievement by a junior quilter. This award is known as the ‘Shining Light Award’, and has a nominee age limit of up to 18 years of age at the time of nomination.
2012 – Ineka Voigt
2017 – Laura Kristina Kleine Butron
Bernina National Quilt Award – Best of Australia
The winner from each of the eight State Guilds of their Best of Show/Best of State Award is considered by an independent panel which selects the quilt they deem worthy of the Bernina National Quilt Award.
2015 – Pamela Brockwell