ENTER THE RON LAWRENCE "STORY" QUILT AWARD

The Ron Lawrence Story Award honours quilts with intriguing, colourful, humourous, emotive and/or heartfelt stories – not necessarily technical proficiency, but focussing on the story and love behind the quilt that inspired it’s maker. Quilters – or families – who have “history” quilts are encouraged to let us showcase them and let their stories be told. If you have a “history” or “story” quilt in your family, maybe passed down through the generations, we would love to showcase, appreciate and share it’s unique story at the next Gympie Rotary Quilt & Craft Spectacular, late October/ early November 2020.

At the Quilt & Craft Spectacular 2018, a number of quilts were entered in this section – our thanks to those who entered and allowed us to share their memories. Pictured are two with their stories – among others, there were also:

 

The Gardens We Have Lived In – Pam Foale – My daughter's first garden was in the Solomon Islands where old World War Two plane wrecks were part of the playground and stealing the salt cellar was fun. Garden 2: Mareeba. Shortly after the photo on the seesaw (in the quilt), my daughter was given two months to live with cancer taking an enormous toll. Garden 3: Gatton with her horse, dog and cat and another cancer bout. Garden 4: Mt Crosby with pawpaws, bananas, strawberries, pythons in the grapevine and parrots, magpies, possums in the gum tree. The mango seed (paisley) pattern is the Indian symbol of the Tree of Life. Hopefully I will have time to do her a new quilt of her own beautiful garden, now that she is over 50! Hand quilted and hand embroidered.

 

Memories of My Mother – Brenda McFeeters – Quilt made totally by myself from my own design. Motifs are from friends. Ideas came from doilies and handkerchiefs. Machine quilted.

 

Ken's Adventure Quilt – Lyn Best – This quilt documents my partner's adventures and travels; his work in Antarctica; his love of building, motor bikes and camping. It includes badges and T-shirts from everywhere that he has been. It has all been made by me. The quilt started as a significant birthday present as a way to preserve ken's T-shirts from his two working trips to Antarctica. I collected fabrics to reflect his interests and printed photos from all stages of his life. We added badges which he collected as we travelled in Australia and around the world. this quilt is well used as the grandkids love it and it goes on our motorbike adventures.

 

 

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