AMQ Festival is proud to present our Quilt Challenge for 2018:
“The power of 5”
Create a quilt that depicts the theme of “The Power of Five”. It is our Fifth Anniversary of running the ‘unique’ Australian Machine Quilting Festival and we want to celebrate this achievement. Juried quilts will be displayed at Festival with the winners announced at the Cocktail Party.
Whether it be 5 fabrics, 5 blocks, 5 objects, 5 feelings, 5 dreams…
Each entry is to be accompanied by your artists statement explaining your inspiration for your design: no longer than 250 words.
- All quilters are invited to submit an entry into the AMQ Festival Quilt Challenge for 2018.
- There is one category only. Entries can be based either on a traditional or a contemporary design that reflects and interprets the theme ‘The Power of Five’
- All entries must be original.
First Prize: $600 Cash & prizes, plus a ticket to AMQF Cocktail Party
Second Prize: $300 Cash & prizes, plus a ticket to AMQF Cocktail Party
Third Prize: $150 Cash & prizes, plus a ticket to AMQF Cocktail Party
and the winners are…
Pam Hill – 1st place
The number 5 is “the handy dandy number you can count on the fingers of one hand” – Story Bots. It’s the number of freedom, fun and adventure. All emotions to be experienced while participating in the Australian Machine Quilting Festivals.
My original quilt design honors the number 5. It has 5 fives, 5 circles, 5 semicircles, 5 squares and 5 rectangles in the composition. I have used the colours from the AMQF 2018 brochure to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Festival.
The “No 5” in my design is used with permission from Umer Ahmed (Denmark).
Bronwyn Hill – 2nd place
Five flamboyant frill necks wearing fishnets, surrounded by fireworks! No better way to celebrate five fantastic years.
Raylee Bielenberg – 3rd place
This quote by Caroline Ingalls is a favourite from my childhood reading of The Laura Ingalls Wilder books. Ma was such a wise woman. These are words that we can all learn from.
I chose a high contrast of colours to make it easier to read and used the fpp letters from Paper Panache.
Quilted in Glide 60wt thread to match the background though with dense quilting to create the texture.
The power of 5 ways to consider our words as we seek wisdom.