We congratulated Karen Terrens for winning best in show in Sydney in June 2015 now we can actually vote for her to win the Victorian Craft Award. Her Sanderson’s Apprentice Quilt (made using Oakshott fabrics) is a finalist in this wide-ranging event: it had 116 finalists out of 450 entrants; is exhibiting in four venues across Melbourne, Australia; covers all crafts from jewellery to ceramics, fabric to glass.
“I asked them to chose the background colour for me and received purple so I decided to use a design that I have been toying with for a while based on a 6-patch trip around the world block. It reminds me of a tiled floor with a folk art feel about it.”
As a long-time quilt maker, first-time quilt competition entrant, I submitted my beloved quilt in for judging to the Royal Melbourne Show craft competition with much trepidation. Imagine my surprise (and delight) when I found out it won first place in its category (machine pieced, machine quilted).
Started out like any other quilt, ended up quite unlike any quilt I’d made before.
Read all about the work behind this modern ‘wonky log cabin’ quilt, all two square metres of it that started as a purchase from the Oakshott stand at the 2012 Festival of Quilts.
I have recently completed a quilt in Oakshott cottons which did very well at the quilt show in Melbourne – I thought you might like to have a look at it. This quilt has also been juried into the Houston Quilt Show later this year. It was a pleasure quilting the Oakshott fabrics
We’ve got a small detail to show you that highlights the wonderful Trapunto work: