Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Kiwi takes out biggest quilting event in southern hemipshere

Kiwi takes out biggest quilting event in southern hemipshere


Diverse interpretations of 10 the focus of 10th anniversary exhibit


(Melbourne, Australia) Thursday 10 April 2014, New Zealander, Rosemary Rush was awarded joint runner-up for her celebratory and joyful quilt design “It’s all about the number”.

Thirty extraordinary quilts were created for the ‘Ten’ themed Australasian Quilt Convention (AQC) challenge in celebration of the event’s 10 year anniversary.

For the first time, a New Zealand quilter, Rosemary Rush was awarded joint runner-up for her quilt entitled “It’s all about the number”, representing both letters and numerals. The centre circle not only contains the word ‘Ten’ but also ten exquisite flowers either in part or outlined. The surrounding area is divided into ten sections with design elements such as flowers or scrolls represented ten times. “Because all the tens needed to be viewed from the front and the correct way up, the quilt design produced its challenges. But, it was fun to do!” explains Rosemary.

The ‘Ten’ themed AQC challenge inspired a diverse range of works including Tram Route Ten, a uniquely Melbournesque quilt which pays homage to the vintage beauty of the transport system contrasted against a modern city backdrop. While entries came from all over the world, a Melbourne local, Alison Withers won the Challenge for her quilit “10 Together equals teamwork” with its underlying and inspirational message encompassing the idea of teamwork alongside the number 10.

It’s all about the number goes on display today at the Australasian Quilt Convention which officially opened this morning, Thursday April 10 and runs until Sunday April 13 at the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne, Australia. Open from 10am to 4.30pm daily. www.aqc.com.au

About the Australasian Quilt Convention

Melbourne celebrates 10 years of hosting the biggest and best event of its kind in Australasia with exceptional offerings at the Australasian Quilt Convention (AQC) boasting more than 200great quilts and textile art pieces in six different exhibitions and more than 14 guest artists from Australia and abroad teaching a record number of hands-on classes. No longer just a traditional pastime, nowadays in the world of contemporary and art quilting, anything goes with sewing newbies, hipsters, designers, artists, creative bloggers, families and technology obsessed textile-lovers all set to be inspired to experience quilting as never seen before. Using new and time-savvy techniques, unique fabrics and modern aesthetics to create visual masterpieces, quilters at the AQC are cutting free from the status quo.


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

John McBeth: Our World Cup All Blacks

Forty or fifty years ago nobody really had any idea of what the selectors had in mind. There were often several trials, which sometimes featured over 150 players, possibly an inter island match or a final trial, then we listened to the announcement of the team on radio. The players weren't flown into the capital for a parliamentary function... More>>

ALSO:

Game Review: Midsomer Murders Meets First Year Philosophy

Developed by The Chinese Room, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture sees the player exploring what appears to be a recently abandoned idyllic English village trying to figure out where everybody's gone. Spoiler: they've gone to the rapture. (On a serious note, this review contains plot spoilers.) More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Clear Science

It was really after his move to Wellington, to Victoria University, that it became apparent that Sir Paul Cllaghan was much more than an eminent physicist... More>>

ALSO:

Francis Cook: Weekend SportzMania! All Blacks! Netball!

Sports were on all weekend. I normally don’t write about sports but with Richie McCaw tipped to be the next Prime Minister, and Colin Craig arguing sports are almost as important as politics, I thought “what better time to start!” More>>

ALSO:

Beervana: Aussie Pav Beer Declared Taste Of NZ

In a surprising upset, an Australian beer modelled on the pavlova, created by Brisbane brewery Newstead Brewing, the 250 Beers blog and Scratch Bar, has been announced the winner at the Beervana craft beer festival ‘Flag Brew’ competition, which challenged media and brewing teams to capture the distinctive taste of New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news