Thursday, 13 July 2017

Good news from Quilt Symposium

I received some good news this week.  One of my quilts was accepted for our national Quilt Symposium in October.  It's the one I made with Symposium in mind, so I'm really pleased it was accepted.  There were 340 entries and only 170 quilts accepted, so my 50% acceptance rate feels just right.

Some people had more than one quilt accepted, but others had none, so I'm grateful that one of mine will be hanging in the exhibition.  The judging was conducted by three experienced judges, and they had no idea who made the quilts, so it was all fair and quilts got in on their merits.

I'm looking forward to Symposium because it should be warm by October.  We're currently experiencing a very cold spell with wind, rain and snow affecting all of the country.

I'll be taking classes with Jen Kingwell - Green Tea and Sweet Tea (hand applique) for two days, and Glitter (hand piecing) for one day.

I'm also taking Pickle Dish with Chris Jurd. And some free motion quilting with Deborah Louie.

So that's five days of classes!! Plus a few lectures, dinners, and drinks parties to attend.  I'm feeling tired already!

I don't know if I'll get out of the classroom much, but Christchurch is a lovely city and I always like to visit the Botanic Gardens when I'm there.  Here's a photo I took of punting on the Avon River some years ago.


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that should be such fun and congrats on getting your quilt excepted. I have thought of doing the Green Tea and Sweet Beans quilt top and have never gotten the pattern - I must add it to the to do list

margaret said...

congrats on the acceptance your quilts need to be seen by lots of people as you make wonderful ones and are so inspiring to us who struggle

Jenny said...

Many congratulations on having a quilt accepted for this show. I presume it'a a "secret" one which you haven't blogged about? Seems these days that the judges state entered quilts should't have been seen before either shown or appear on social media.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Congratulations on having your quilt accepted into the symposium. I look forward to photos of it hanging there and details of the making. Those classes will keep you busy but you'll have so many new things to show us. I hope the warm weather arrives for you. Here in the northern hemisphere it is hot, hot, hot. But we had our wettest winter last winter and I thought summer would never get here.

Sandi said...

Congratulations on your quilt getting accepted. I'm sure you will have a wonderful time with all the activities and classes you take.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations....must add a visit to NZ at Symposium time to my 'bucket list'.

Farm Quilter said...

Congratulations on getting your quilt accepted!! How exciting!! Looking forward to seeing pictures of the quilts in the Quilt Symposium! Always wanted to visit NZ...this gives me a date to to remember when I finally get to visit!

Susan ACEVEDO said...

Congratulations on getting in the show
And thanks for the lovely picture of the Avon ...I traveled to NZ and stayed 2 lovely days in Christchurch before the earthquakes...lovely to see the recovery...I have such fond memories of my visit and hope to get back one of these days

Linda H said...

Congrats Wendy! That is wonderful news! I'm sure you'll have a great time!