I am back! This time I am here to report on the outcome of this year’s Quilting Exhibition for MPPI.
As stated in my previous blog in October 2015 the Exhibition Committee and many members have worked hard to produce a variety of trading objects as well of course to exhibit several quilts. Unfortunately we did not receive as many exhibits as in previous years but it was nevertheless a pleasure organizing this event.
We did not have as many visitors to come and view the Exhibition but a lot of fun was had by those who did come. It was also great for grandparents and parents to bring their children along. Providing some catering throughout the day organized by Wendy Egan – the expert at it - was very welcome by all, as well as ourselves which kept giving us energy to continue running around and helping and talking with people.
Of course our traders were also huge contributors to the success of the weekend and it was a delight to see them all again. Apart from giving a percentage of their Profit to our charities, they very generously offered prizes for our raffles. All their products were very interesting and here is a list of all the participating traders in alphabetical order.
1. Craft Quarters – Koo Wee Rup – Estelle Cadd
2. Embelishalittle – Wonthaggi – Jennifer Warburton
3. Jarrah Lacky – Geelong - Robert and Dorothy Keating
4. Katie’s Patchwork Packs – Albanvale – Karen and Sid Burns
5. Mornington Embroidery and Patchwork Centre – Lynda Sibbald
6. Palm Beach Quilting – Carrum Downs – Maureen Miller and Sue Porter
7. Sewmaterialistic – Frankston – Sarah Griffiths
8. Snugglelyn Quilts – Dromana - Lyn Wright
9. Tasselart – Diamond Creek - Catherine Clark and Marian Parker
10. Lloyd Walton - Woodturner - Carrum Downs
This was an amazing group of very talented and creative craft people. Thank you very much for coming to us, in particular those who had to travel long distances. We trust you have had a successful weekend.
Throughout the weekend we raised quite a fair amount of money for our charity by selling constant tickets for small raffle prizes made by members and items donated by traders.
|This is a Japanese style quilt I made for my Granddaughter Georgia|
|The Second Quilt I made for my Second Granddaughter Evie|
|The Third Quilt I made for my Third Granddaughter Kali|
This is the “Viewers’ Choice Quilt” which was made by Margaret Bloore a very popular and wonderful quilter who is a very frequent winner. Enjoying the show are my lovely daughter Helena and my sweet grandsons Caelan and Aedan.
The main Raffle prizes were won by:
1st - Shirley Gordard
2nd - Marilyn Bardin
3rd - Sal Howells
4th - Liz Duncombe
5th - Marion Groom
The final attraction was a performance by the Frankston Ladies Choir - of which I am a member -singing beautiful songs and entertaining our visitors. A big thank you as well to the Choir for donating their usual fee to our charities – a very appreciated gesture Marilyn.
Last but not least we would like to express our appreciation to all the gentlemen and members of MPPI who helped set up and dismantle all the stands, Quilts, chairs, tables and decorate the venue beautifully.
Well I guess this is about it – Sarah Simcock and all the Exhibition Committee would like to thank everyone for the constant support and we shall look forward to the next Exhibition in two years.
So Long……… everyone.