Cyclone Tracy Challenge from Darwin Patchworkers and Quilters

We have had a message from the Darwin Patchworkers and Quilters about a challenge they are mounting this year to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Cyclone Tracy hitting Darwin. Here are the details:


On Christmas Eve 1974, Darwin was destroyed by Cyclone Tracy.  The effect on people who lived through the cyclone was, and still is profound.

We invite you, the Quilters of Australia to make a quilt that reflects your depiction/memories of that time and Cyclone Tracy.  You need not have lived in Darwin at the time, or experienced the cyclone, but remember it through different media/personal stories.

First Prize:                      $250.00

Second Prize:                   $150.00

Third Prize:                     $100.00

Viewer’s Choice Prize:    $200.00 

The quilt size is A4 (29.5 x 21 cm) and in portrait profile.  The quilt must comprise of three layers and must be quilted.  Any technique or combinations of techniques can be used to make the quilt.  The finished quilt must have hanging sleeves on the top and bottom of the back of the quilt.

The quilts will become the property of Darwin Patchworkers & Quilters Inc. who will join the quilts together to create a community art piece.

Entries Close on the 1st December 2014.  Entries should be posted or delivered to:

Cyclone Tracy Challenge
Darwin Patchworkers & Quilters Inc
PO Box 36945
Winnellie     NT     0821

For further information please contact:       

                                                Jan Cashion 0418 894 131 or

                                                Pam Hamill  0412 213 600.

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