Thursday, January 25, 2007

We won a prize!

Wow, I am back from Symposium on a big high. I got back yesterday afternoon but was way too tired to post. The quilt my friend Janice and I made for the inaugural Human Rights Challenge was one of two joint winners! The subject matter of domestic violence is not to everyone's taste and the quilt is not 'pretty' (photo below) but I am glad we made it. We got our photo in the local paper, so we are world famous in Wanganui! It is the first symposium challenge I have ever entered and the first quilting prize I have won! Janice also won 'Best Overall' in the Hoffman Challenge so we are feeling pretty good right now. I'll ask Janice if I can post a photo of her winning Hoffman quilt.

My 3 day Triptych class with Jenny Bowker was fantastic. I don't have a lot to show as 'product' but I learned heaps. The first day was a series of art-type exercises which for someone like me with absolutely no art training whatsoever was just great. Although we took along inspirational material the piece I am making came from one of the exercises we did. I figure I can make the other whenever I feel like it. I have a hair appointment so I haven't got time to post any pictures off my camera just now. It is going to take me ages to catch up on everyone else's posts, but I am missing keeping up with what everyone is doing. Catch you all later!

6 comments:

Janice said...

Please do post a pic of my butterfly Helen. I haven't got a good one of the whole completed quilt. There is one on the Catlin Quilts site with all the other entries here:
http://www.quilts.co.nz/?cid=47
and here: http://www.quilts.co.nz/?cid=48

but its quite small. I've got close-ups that Lorraine took at symposium. They don't show the whole quilt but I've sent them to my mum and terry's mum. Terry's mum told me she didn't realise I was so famous! and she's bragging about me to all her mates...

I'm waiting for you to post the result on the After-the-party blog as well, then I'll add a bit.

DubiQuilts - Debbi said...

What a great piece, made me stop and think.

Nellie Bass Durand said...

Congratulations! That'a a provocative and powerful quilt.

Shelina said...

Helen, congratulations go to you and Janice on your two wins. Both quilts are incredible. Nice to know I know someone famous!
Glad you had a good time at the symposium and your class.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I just stumbled across your blog Helen, and was amazed to see the domestic violence quilt. I followed a link to the blog you had which was showing the making of the quilt some time ago. I'm pleased to see that it won a prize, as it is very powerful.

kirsty said...

Hi Helen
Congratulations again on your win! I'm so glad I was there and able to give you a congratulatory hug at the time ;-)
The Human Rights Challenge exhibition was one of the most powerful exhibitions I've ever seen. I found the quilts extraordinarily moving. You were in fine company to win!