International Quilt Challenge 2017

Bunbury Patchwork & Quilting Group

The 2017 Bunbury Patchwork and Quilting Group’s Challenge, once again highlighted the creative talents of local and overseas quilters in using a given piece of fabric to interpret a theme; this year’s theme being “20 Years Ago.”

The quilts were exhibited at Stirling Street Arts Centre during a weekend in March and we enjoyed 28 entries into the competition this year. We had 18 entrants from Australia and a total of 10 entries from overseas countries being Canada, France, Japan, Scotland, South Africa and USA.

Various sponsors supported the Challenge by providing a range of great prizes: the main sponsor being our own group the Bunbury Patchwork and Quilting Group alongside our valued continued sponsorship from Southlands Fabric & Sewing Centre of Willeton WA, Homecraft Textiles in St James WA, The President of our Group and the ever continued support we have received from Lloyd Curzon Textiles in Adelaide SA for their very generous supply of the Challenge Fabric each year.

First prize was won by Peg Pennell from Nebraska USA, for her quilt titled “Bunbury Welcomes the World.”

Second prize was won by Karen Berry from British Columbia Canada, for her quilt titled “Busselton Jetty.”

Third prize went to Deb Layt from Watsonia North Victoria, for her quilt titled “Field of Dreams.”

Highly Commended was awarded to Silke Steuxner from Secret Harbour Western Australia, for her quilt titled “Picture Postcard Memories.”

Viewer’s Choice was won by Carlene Williams from Australind Western Australia, for her quilt titled “Sweet Memories – Riding by the Bay.”

Due to issues with our online gallery, all images available on our Facebook page here.

QUILTERS ARE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NEXT INTERNATIONAL QUILT CHALLENGE FOR 2018, TO INTERPRET THE THEME “I LIKE…”

A Challenge kit, which includes fabric, entry form, rules and list of prizes, for the cost of $10.00 for Australian residents is available from Carlene Williams or June Hicks PO Box 1622 Bunbury WA 6231, telephone Carlene 08 9725 9831 June mobile 0428 194 905 email Carlene c/o dbod1@bigpond.com or junehicks44@gmail.com

Entries close on 26th March 2018. For International participants a slightly different arrangement applies and participants should contact Carlene Williams or June Hicks.