Friday, January 30, 2015

Symposium Exhibition part 1

Symposium's 'Growing the Passion' Exhibition was held at the Palmerston North Convention Centre and featured about 300 quilts.  

The rules specified that the quilts could not have been shown before, although an extra category was added called 'Out and About' for those quilts that have previously been seen.

These are some of my favourite quilts, there are a few so there will be at least one more post.

'Lime and Mango', Sarah Ward
Amateur Merit in 'Out and About'
63cm x 105cm

'Opulent and Elegant' Valda Sutton
First in 'It's a Small World'
60cm x 60cm

'Korowai', Mary Culver
'Out and About' category 
70cm x 50cm

'My New Pillow', Sonya Prchal
award in 'Out and About in a Small World'  
76cm x 58cm


Overall Winner 'Best of Both Worlds' and 'Best of Show Excellence'
'Kisses for my Daughter', Donna Cumming
closeup showing the dupion silk


I first saw a picture of this quilt at the Symposium opening night.  The photo was very dark and it was hard to tell why it had won several awards.  Seeing the quilt for real, it was easy to see why!  Even this photo is a bit on the dark side, the dupion silk just glows.

No Sew HSTs
Amateur merit, 'Inspired Fibres'
55cm x 89cm

My quilt 'No Sew HSTs' won a merit in the Amateur section of  'Inspired Fibres' catagory.  This was a fun quilt to make, felted then quilted.  Definitely fits the title of no sew half square triangles.

One day I'll learn not to make black or white quilts - they mostly get hung on the same colour backgrounds!  

Bee Sunny, Mathea Daunheimer

Mathea is also a SAQA member and I'd seen progress photos of this quilt online, what I hadn't realised is how small this quilt is - 25cm x 29.5cm!  It was in the 'Out and About - Professional' category and selected for the 'New Zealand Quilter Suitcase Exhibition'

Category descriptions: 
* Best of Both Worlds - Combined effort.  Minimum of two people with no maximum of participants.

* Out and About - quilts that have previously been exhibited out and about or published.

* Inspired Fibres - without freedom, there is no creation in thread and fibre play.  Innovative use of fibres and threads but must bear some resemblance to a quilt.

* It's a Small World - miniature quilts upto 60cm x 60cm

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