Challenge

WAQA Challenge 2020

 

One of the privileges of WAQA membership is free entry into the annual Challenge.

In January, the Challenge Theme for the year is announced.  The deadline to complete your quilt is the end of October for voting for Members’ Choice at the November sewing day and evening meetings.  The quilts are available for loan to quilting and textile groups in Australia. Usually there are several WAQA events where the quilts are shown, including a featured display at QuiltWest.

Criteria

The only requirement for your quilt to be entered in the challenge is that you be a current member of WAQA and that the quilt is no greater than 50cm x 70cm. It should have a label on the back including your name, the title of your quilt and a contact detail (address, phone number, or email).  A 7cm (3”) hanging sleeve that is 5cm (2”) narrower than the width of your quilt at each end, to accommodate the hanging hooks, is preferred

There is no restriction on the style of your quilt.  It is an opportunity for you to use a favourite technique or experiment with something new on a small scale. Your quilt may be traditional, contemporary, modern, or avant-guard. The quilt can be hand and/or machine worked and can include: piecing, appliqué, embroidery, and embellishments.

We encourage quilters of all levels of skill to enter as the quilts are not formally judged and it is wonderful to see how many different interpretations we can get from a single theme. We are very proud to have a display of work that represents the full range of our membership.

Exhibition Loan

The exhibition can be loaned to groups or associations within Australia for short periods. WAQA pays the postage both ways within WA and one-way interstate.

If your group would like to arrange to borrow the challenge quilts bookings can be made by contacting our Challenge Convenor – email: waqa.challenge@gmail.com

WAQA Challenge 2020

 

WATER

Vital for life, we drink it, swim in it, sail on it, stand under it, take shelter from it, pray for it, or pray for it to stop.

The theme for 2020 is “Water”. Use one or many techniques: traditional, modern, contemporary; realistic or abstract; or any combination to show your interpretation of the theme.

For further details regarding the Challenge rules, please read the rules below or phone Meg Cowey on 93357119.

We encourage quilters of all levels of skill to enter as the quilts are not formally judged and it is wonderful to see how many different interpretations we can get from a single theme. We are very proud to have a display of work that represents the full range of our membership.

The Challenge Quilts – Members’ Choice Award 2019

Thank you to everyone who voted for their favourite Challenge quilt at the November sewing meetings.

Bravo to everyone who participated, and special congratulations to the winner Kingfisher and Fish (Jurtirirri and Yurda) by Lana Lefroy from Sandstone.

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In second place – only one vote behind – was Bush Walk by Gloria Nelson who lives in Port Dennison.

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Equal third place went to Bundaleer Balinga by Val York and Fantasy Garden by Helen Dalgleish

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Equal fifth place went to Wandjina Creator Protector by Tina Hoek and Untitled by Megan Byrne.

Wandjina web (2)

 

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