I can now post photos of my competition entries - these were for the ANZAC challenge - I didn't win anything and being totally unbiased, reckon that they were just as good as the 2 winners! They all just fit within the 1m x 600mm size restrictions.
The first one is In Flanders' Fields, the poppies are made from fabric inked cotton batting which are hand stitched onto the quilted background. The centres are buttons and beads with stitched stamens. This is a very vibrant quilt!
|In Flanders' Fields|
|The Nation's Most Gallant Sons|
Finally, there is Lest We Forget. This one took me ages to complete and I almost didn't have it finished enough in time for photographing. It represents the war memorials you will find in every city and town throughout New Zealand - in some places the Roll of Honour list most of the men from the district - how incredibly sad that brothers and cousins were placed in the same unit and as a consequence whole lines of families were destroyed.
|Lest We Forget|