If you haven’t already done so, you have until the 22 December to catch the “One Step Further” exhibition (Melbourne). It is an innovative quilt show with the express aim of encouraging exhibitors to step outside their comfort zone to create textile art pieces.
It was a pleasure to see Judy Smith’s finished quilt hanging in this exhibition. Judy has been a regular visitor to the shop and I can remember her choosing the threads for this quilt earlier in the year, so I was thrilled when Judy allowed us to photograph it for a feature in the blog.
I have been sponsoring a gift voucher prize, on behalf of Aurifil, in the One Step Further exhibition for the past few years and it was great to see that, Susan Cunningham, the winner of the Aurifil prize in 2009 has gone on to become the winner of the Brother International Grand Prize for 2010.
The Aurifil prize, for 2010, was once again awarded to the runner up in the Large Quilt category, and Anna Brown was the recipient for her quilt “Bush Walk Flora 4”. Anna is a member of the NSW Quilters’ Guild and you can read more on the NSW Guild Blog. The detailed surface stitching on the quilt added the final highlight to a very impressive design.
Even if you run out of time to visit this exhibition, make sure you allow time to visit the Lace Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). This runs until mid January, and there are always other interesting activities for the family at the NGV, so it could be good day out for everyone over the holiday period. More details on the events page.
Find out more about the annual One Stitch Further Exhibitions.