Thursday, November 10, 2011

Drifting in Second

What a nice surprise to find my Challenge entry in the  Festival of Quilts (SA Quilter's Guild) won Second Place!
I finally have a photo to post. I was flat out getting my entries finished in time, and didn't manage to take any photos. Then I didn't see it hanging at the exhibition until Sunday.
The Challenge was to make a triptych. This is Continental Drift - a representation of the different textile and fabric styles and traditions across the continents - north to south and east to west. Left is Europe and South Africa. Middle is Asia and Oceania. Right is the Americas. It was quite a challenge to find representative bits to maintain a colourwash effect.
This one I entered too - Round and about in red - using the traditional Drunkard's Path block

It was another great exhibition - thanks to the hard work of a wonderful committee, and great support from the Guild. Another well deserved win by Michele Hill (you can see all the winners on the Guild website  ). I congratulate all the winners and everyone who showed their work. Without them all their would be no show.

I intended to put this up Sunday or Monday, but have spent each evening trying to deal with modern technology glitches - a TiVo that won't work, an astronomical automated (and wrong) mobile bill, an overseas online ordering system which won't accept the Aussie postcode in the zipcode field at the last step, and having finally got around that a new (safer)Visa authentification requiring long forgotten account details. I spent 2 and 1/2 hours trying to reboot the TiVo, finally gave up and contacted the support people. Their response suggested among other things, 'watching recorded programs' to see if it crashes. This after they have got me to do a complete delete, and I can't reboot it!!! I have fingers crossed at the moment, because, unbeknown to them, it did later reboot...

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