Category winners are:
Traditional - "Transit of Venus", by Diane Eaton
Textile Art - "Illumination", by Jacque Boxer
Junior - "Sunrise Dreams", by Emma Hodgkinson (age 13)
image1 - 2011 Rotary Hoffman Challenge winner, Diana Eaton of Hobart, for her work “Drift Net”
image2 - Deborah Louie, portrait
image3 - Deborah Louie, Night time In A Floral Garden (Full View)
image4 - Deborah Louie, Flowers
image5 - Deborah Louie, Claires
image6 - Marlene King, Travels
In 2012, the Tasmanian Craft Fair will feature three quilting exhibitions at Venue 5 in the Rotary Pavilion:
This exciting initiative is curated by Diane Brittlebank of Bengeo Retreat, Deloraine, on behalf of the Rotary Club of Deloraine.
The exhibition showcases international, mainland and Tasmanian traditional, non-traditional and art quilts in what we hope will be a permanent fixture in the Tasmanian quilting calendar.
Challenge Packs for the 2013 Rotary Hoffman Challenge are available for purchase at Rotary Pavilion (Venue 5).
Tasmanian-based fabric artist Marlene King's designs are inspired by the environment and people around her. Hand appliqué and machine and/or hand quilting are the foundation of each art work. Traditional embroidery techniques create depth and texture. Additional embellishment in the form of beads and sequins add that “something special” to her work. One work can take up to three months to complete.
Marlene's recent awards include 2nd prize, Innovative Section, International Quilt Festival, Houston, USA.
Deb will be demonstrating various machine quilting techniques on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
After studying textile design, working in textile printing and fashion design, Deb found her passion; machine quilting. After six years undertaking private commissions and designing award-winning quilts, Deb now teaches full time, writes a regular machine quilting advice column and films DVDs of her techniques for Quilter's Companion.
- Matilda's Own
- Bernina / SewKnit
- Tasmanian Craft Fair