Friday, 27 July 2012

And... the winners are!

Wow... what a wonderful event we are having this week at the Craft and Quilt Show here in Melbourne. The Friday girls, plus some friends of Somerset Patchwork, are presenting a spectacular display within the Victorian Quilters Quilt Show of their very own Mrs Billings quilts, and... two of the group have been awarded very special prizes for their amazing efforts.

The very talented Shirley was awarded first prize in the Traditional Amateur category AND... runner-up BEST of SHOW!!! 
Shirley's Mrs Billings is entirely hand pieced and hand quilted. Well done Shirley!

Meredithe (from Pomegranate & Chintz) won first prize in the Traditional Professional Two person category for her lovely 'Beguiling Billings' entry. Many of you have been following this quilt in progress on Meredithe's blog.

And here is Sue watching over the display and chatting to passersby at the show. The quilts look absolutely fabulous all hanging together.

The quilts will be on display until the end of the weekend and if you have a chance to visit, call by the girls and say hello! - they would love to meet you.

I promise to post more photos of the rest of the quilts soon!

Until then,


  1. How wonderful it must have been to see so many Mrs. Billings quilts in the same room at one time! I wish I could be there to see them all.

  2. what a wonderful display congrats to the girls.......

  3. You must feel like a proud Mother hen, all this stemming from your original creation. Congratulations to all that completed their quilts for display and especially those meritoriously judged.

  4. Karen you forgot to mention your "FIRST PRIZE" in machine quilting Meredithe's quilt!!!! Congraulations goes to you too!!! - especially in quilting all the other "BILLINGS" quilts for display. What an effort!!!!! Helen F