Exhibition Opening – 21 August

The annual exhibition was opened by Annette Ellis on Thursday at 11.00am. President of Canberra Quilters, Helen Rose, chaired the occasion. Major awards were announced and were, in some cases, able to be presented. Here are some images taken on the day:

Annette Ellis opens the exhibition
Annette Ellis opens the exhibition
President Helen Rose thanks Annette Ellis
President Helen Rose thanks Annette Ellis

 

Gary Fitzroy from Expertise Events- one of our major sponsors, addresses the crowd
Gary Fitzroy from Expertise Events- one of our major sponsors, addresses the crowd
Greg Alexander from Bernina (another major sponsor) announces the various  Bernina awards
Greg Alexander from Bernina (another major sponsor) announces the various Bernina awards
Best of Show by Rose Lewis
Best of Show by Rose Lewis

The Bernina Amateur Encouragement Award went to Bronwyn Hill for Priscilla.

99 - Priscilla, Bronwyn Hill

Greg congratulating the student award-winner- Kristina Butron
Greg congratulating the student award-winner- Kristina Butron
Kristina Butron infront of her quilt, Squarefully Trombone, being photographed by her dad
Kristina Butron in front of her quilt, Squarefully Trombone, being photographed by her dad
Dell Armistead talking about the Armistead Awards
Dell Armistead talking about the Armistead Awards

Margaret Armistead was a long-time member of Canberra Quilters who died from breast cancer. Her husband, Allan, set up the award in her memory to encourage quilters to exhibit their work. While he was still alive Dell and Allan set up the Allan Armistead Award to encourage children to exhibit.

The Margaret Armistead Award is presented to a quiltmaker entering a quilt in an exhibition for the first time, anywhere. This year the award went to Melissa Rowe for her quilt In the Light of the Day and the Dark of the Night.  The Allan Armistead Award this year went to Sara Magee for My First Quilt.

64- In the Light of the Day and the Dark of the Night, Melissa Rowe

178 - My First Quilt, Sara Magee

The quilt in the banner for this post is Colour Fusion by Pam Malone.

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