The Coastal Threads 2022 challenge was to create a blue-inspired quilt, 30cm square representing any use of fibre, threads & textiles, encouraging the artist to explore traditional twists and/or non-traditional practices.
This week was judging week for the quilts n this year’s Coastal Threads challenge
The 2 judges were Kerrie Hay from BERNINA Australia and well-known award-winning textile artist Susan de Vanny did an online judging procedure that worked beautifully.
The quilts were all professionally photographed so they were of very high quality onscreen visually, the images were sent to the judges after a week’s deliberation together picked their top 5.
A video of each judges top 5 was made showing construction, front and back as well as sides and sent to them in a group chat, they then chose the top 3 prize winners.
The main comment was this
This is a beautiful stunning collection of entries and the decision was very hard, The judges will both be in Brisbane for the quilts first "show"
That's the next exciting news...
Judy Newman from Expertise Events (after a convincing conversation with Elizabeth Dubbelde... thank you Liz for your belief and pleading our case even before the quilts were all in) has asked for the Coastal Threads Art Prize 2022 quilts for exhibition at this year’s Australian Quilt Convention AQC in Brisbane May 26-29 at the Brisbane Exhibition Centre on South Bank Brisbane.... I hope some of you will be able to visit and share this with others as this raises the profiles of Textile Art and creators so we can continue to organize these collections in coming years.
I am also in talks about another major show in October and will keep you updated on social media about that.
My aim is to always show the collection as far and wide as possible but I am very protective of who gets them as we don't want any issues with care and safety of your precious works.
There is a story and images of the BLUE collection in issue 12 of the Digital Cloth Emagazine button link below.
The winning quilts are
FIRST PRIZE $500 is JULIE EVANS with ‘Treasures from the Deep Blue Sea’
SECOND PRIZE $250 is TRACEY BARELI with ‘Life's a Beach’
THIRD PRIZE $150 is REBECCA WOLSKE with ‘The Tube’
There are 2 SPONSORS AWARDS given and they will be fabric pack awards valued at $60each they are
CATHERINE BREMMELL with ‘Covered in Blue’ and
NIKKI BAWDEN with ‘All in the Eyes’
Also a YOUTH AWARD of $25- to 9-year-old BRAIDEN CLEBSCH for his efforts helped by his mum to complete 2 quilt entry's
A Huge Thank you to each and every one that supported this collection and trusted your work to this year’s Coastal Threads Art Prize it will travel on exhibition throughout 2022 and early 2023
I hope you get to see them somewhere soon!
The 2023 Coastal Threads Art Prize will be Coastal Gardens...
The entry form will be available from the shop area under Coastal Threads Art Prize soon, I know it will be another stunning collection and look forward to bring it to you all next year...
I'm Caroline, and I use fabric and thread to tell my story.