Friday, October 17, 2008


Though I've been stitching/quilting for 3 years now this week was the first time I entered something I had made in a competition. It's the Esperance Agricultural Show 17/18th October and I entered a few things I'd made in the last year - a doll, a bag, a wallhanging, and this cushion below.

I was thrilled to see it had won first place in it's category, but had no idea what the rosette meant until a passing steward explained I had also won the Champion Exhibit for the Hand Embroidery Classes 7-12!
...and to think I had almost talked myself out of entering it.

My bag also won 1st in it's category, and my doll received a "Highly Commended".

My 14yo daughter won 1st place in the 14-16 yrs Jewellery section as well as 1st place for her appliqued and quilted Cot Quilt, AND 2nd place for her beaded amulet pouch - but wait, there's more! She also won the Champion Exhibit in the 14-16 yrs for her quilt! I'm so very proud of her.

The thing I love most about the Show is seeing all the amazing work, in so many different genres, that our local crafters have made. How can one not be inspired?!

Happy sewing!!


  1. What a talented family. Well done to you and your daughter, all the work looks wonderful. Thankyou for your Rosary for our priest, it was a health scare and the results were good. Deo Gratias.

  2. I knew that cushion was fabulous when I saw it earlier in the year!
    Well Done Jenny, you must be so thrilled!

  3. Wow - that's fantastic Jenny. Congratulations to both you and Elizabeth for your fabulous entries and success in the Show.
    Your work looks gorgeous BTW.
    Fiona :-)


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