Soldier On quilt

Anzac Day

"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them."

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I had planned to make it to the Dawn Service and Parade this year, but circumstances have conspired against me. Mum and Dad are in Sydney, James is with the parade in Airlie Beach and now we've woken up this morning and there is torrential rain! I'm thinking I will take the kids into Cairns anyway in their raincoats but I'm not going to risk my good camera in the rain - I was hoping to take a heap of source photos for the Anzac Quilts.

I know it's a lot to ask, but if anyone is out at the parade and gets a good shot of their kids or the crowd enjoying the parade please please please can I see it???

Hope you all have a good day!

Thanks Victorian Quilters!

The Soldier On quilt came home today after One Step Further, and it was accompanied by some amazing goodies! It won runner up, and it was also voted viewers choice. The pack for runner up was just beautiful, some silks and inks from Unique Stitching, as well as a $250 gift voucher for Beautiful Silks!

There was also a fantastic light box from The Scissorman for Viewers Choice, which I am over the moon about since I've been wanting to buy one for ages - I'm over taping my templates to the window on a sunny day and hoping I can finish the tracing before my arms fall off.

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It felt a bit like Christmas had come again!

Please support these businesses who have supported me :) www.beautifulsilks.com www.scissorman.com.au www.uniquestitching.com.au

One Step Further

I've had a whole heap going on the last few weeks, we've not got long left in Sydney now! Among all the crazy I got a call from Fran at Victorian Quilters to let me know Soldier On was runner up in One Step Further - I've got no idea who won and I'm dying to see some pics but I get the feeling I'll just have to wait and hope I get the chance to get over there while we're in Geelong over Christmas.

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Sydney Quilt Show

I had the most amazing time at the quilt show this weekend! I had my first experience as a 'white glove lady' on Saturday morning and loved it! It was so great to see all the people at the show and I had a chance to look at all of the quilts. I was fortunate enough to meet so many of my quilting idols - I actually felt really star-struck! They are such a lovely bunch of women, motivated and friendly, and I felt really welcomed by them all. The quilts were amazing this year! Janet Treen's quilt Rings and Roses was stunning, such a beautiful quilt and very deserving of it's numerous awards.

I could spend all day talking about the quilts - it's probably easier to check out the winners on the guild blog - http://quiltersguildnsw.com/quiltshow/

My quilts did well, Soldier On won first in the Pictorial Quilts (open) section, and BarkLife was second place in the Art Quilts (open) section. I found out this morning that Soldier On has won the Viewers Choice award as well. Hopefully that means lots and lots of people will have heard about Soldier On and the work they are doing for wounded service personnel.

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To find out more about the work of Soldier On please visit their site: www.soldieron.org.au

Soldier On quilt is finished

It will be on display at the Royal Canberra Show, 22-24 Feburary.

You will be able to find it in the Craft section, as an entry in the 'Centenary of Canberra' sub-section.

It will also be in the Sydney Quilt Show later in the year. I will donate all proceeds from this quilt to Soldier On, so I've got all my fingers and toes crossed that someone wants to buy it!