AQC is over for another year and the organisers have announced the dates for next year: April 14 – 17, 2016; Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne.
Announcing the theme for the 2016 AQC Challenge: Expertise Events is pleased to advise that the theme will be Tradition with a Twist. Quilters are invited to start creating now – the size will again be 90cm square and entries are judged on interpretation of theme, design and workmanship.
At the 2015 Quilt Convention Gala Dinner a number of awards were bestowed – the National Quilt Award from Bernina went to Linda White for her remarkable creation comprised of 22,500 quarter-inch hexagons.
The Rajah Award was presented to Di Ford-Hall for her enormous contribution to patchwork and quilting over the years. Gwen Parry from WA took out the Lut-Da award for her community quilt-related work and young Isabella Noble from Orange, NSW received the Shining Light award, all sponsored by Expertise Events.
All the quilts considered for the National Quilt Award will tour to each of the Craft and Quilt Shows this year, so members will get to see them at our exhibition 6-9 August, 2015. Also on display will be the 35 finalists(out of 98 entries), from the 2015 AQC Challenge, True Blue.
Here is the winning quilt by Jeannie Henry, True Blue Jacko:
And the runner up by Jan Clark, Really True Blue:
Images and some text provided by Expertise Events. More info here.