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Victorian Quilters Remembrance Challenge 2015

Victorian Quilters is the State Body for Quilters and Quilting Groups in Victoria, Australia.
Each year, in conjunction with the Craft and Quilt Fair at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre a Quilt Showcase, the largest in the State, is held with over 200 members’ Quilts on display as well as special quilting exhibitions and demonstrations, bringing the total number of quilts on display to close to 400. One of these displays is the annual themed Challenge.

In 2015 the challenge will be “Remembrance” in keeping with the memory of the 100th anniversary of the landings at Anzac Cove in WW1.
As this is a very special year in the history of Australia and New Zealand, the 2015 challenge will be open to all quilters Worldwide. This is an opportunity for all quilters to explore their creativity as they challenge themselves to capture the essence of Remembrance and apply it to a piece of textile art.

Bernina Australia, in conjunction with Victorian Quilters, are proud to offer a very special prize of a Bernina 215 Sewing Machine with a Recommended Retail Price of $1199.00. The machine is decorated with a unique skin featuring bright red poppies reminiscent of those that grew ‘On Flanders Fields’.

The Challenge quilts will be displayed at The 2015 Victorian Quilters Showcase in July and form part of the Travelling Suitcase exhibition for one year. The Travelling suitcase is available to affiliated Quilting Groups for just the cost of postage/freight to display at quilting events.

Information about the Challenge can be found on the Victorian Quilters Website http://www.victorianquilters.org or by phoning 1300 738 827

Entries will close on 1st June 2015.

Fay Murphy
Publications and Publicity
Victorian Quilters Inc.


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