Kapiti Quilters Present Prizes

Wrapping up the exhibition

From the Kapiti Coast Quilters

Thursday evening saw the final event in the Kapiti Quilters Exhibition with the presentation of prizes for the winning quilt.

Griet Lombard, this year’s judge, was there to comment on the quality of the quilts and to present the prizes.  She also commented that we were “a great group with such a good vibe” so if you are looking for a sewing group to join, come along to our next day meeting

~ on Tuesday 16th May, 10.30 am

~ at the Waikanae Bridge Club Rooms in Elizabeth Street.

Or contact Judy Boyle on (04)9042282 to find the date of an evening or weekend meeting.

Pat Fouhy: Best Hand Quilting

Let’s hear it for the winners!

The 150 quilts in the exhibition were viewed by over 1000 people during the two day event, and every quilt showed the creativity and skill of our guild members.

Quilts ranged from “quick, easy and colourful” to “very complex labours of love” in both hand sewn and machined.

Winners on the day were:

Best Contemporary  Quilt – Sandra Killen

Best Machine Appliqué – Sheryl Meech

Sheryl Meech: Best Machine Appliqué

Best Hand Quilting – Patricia Fouhy

Best Traditional Quilt – Allison Paris

Best Use of Colour – Judy Walsh

Best Hand Appliqué – Judith Dudson

Best Childs Quilt – Carol Brill

Best Machine Quilting / Domestic Machine – Margaret Fawcett

Best In ShowAnne-Marie Dunlop


Viewers selections

During the exhibition, all viewers were able to vote for their favourite quilt, and these votes were tallied up to provide the “Viewers Choice” winners who were announced at the Thursday meeting.

ViewersChoice Best in Show

1st Jackie Holland                 2nd Margaret Fawcett                       3rd Anne-Marie Dunlop

Another feature of the exhibition was the Challenge Quilts section, where entrants had to have used a particular piece of fabric as part of their quilt.  It was fascinating to see the variety of what the entrants produced.  The flower themed fabric was used to make “under the sea”, animal, landscape, floral art and symmetrical quilts.  These were judged by viewers choice.

(Scroll down to May 12 to see Jackie Holland’s quilt.)

ViewersChoice Challenge

1st  Anne Marie Dunlop                    2nd Allison Paris                    3rd Robyn Goring

Quilt by Anne Marie Dunlop with the fabric used on the right.