Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Aussies Win in Houston


What a brilliant exciting day for many Aussies in Houston.

Most exciting is the Major - World of Beauty Award for Rachelle Denneny for Royal Amethyst.

Jenny Bowker won a Honourable Mention for Sandstorm over the White Desert

Linda Steele won an Honourable Mention in the Embellished Category and it was so funny to see her being presented her award by the CEO of Baby Lock who was 6'6".

Mariya Waters won 2nd prize for Magical Mauve

Pam Holland and her group won 2nd prize in the Group Category but I missed getting a shot of them accepting their award.

Best of Show was won by Sharon Schamber who is no stranger to these awards with her incredible quilts.

And for me - well I still can't believe my day but the absolute highlight was being asked to stand up by Karey Bresenhan - Founder and Director of the International Quilt Festival - in front of probably 1000 people and introduced as the Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship winner. She then read out my bio to everyone - what a moment.
I spoke to her and Nancy O'Bryant after the ceremony - can anything top this moment? Probably not!

The rest of the day was also filled with highlights which I will tell you about soon.

20 comments:

Lindi said...

Woohoo! Go all you Aussies! What an exciting time you all must be having. :)

Carol said...

WoW!!! Congratulations! It is well deserved :)

Marls said...

How fantastic for the Aussies but so well deserved.
What an amazing time you are having. Enjoying your blogging of your adventures over there.

I am Jane Monk - said...

Congratulations Lisa ... you must be busting with pride - and well deserved!

Thanks for the great pics of these winners
Jane

WendyK said...

Congratulations to all the Aussies!! I would like to see the ones that could beat Jenny Bowker's quilt though - I think she is wonderful! and Lisa your work is fantastic as well. Cheers, Wendy xo

Wyn Roper said...

Congratulations to all the Australians. We are so proud of you.

Bec Clarke said...

WOW how wonderful you must feel to have your work acknowledged like that. I know that if I ever am ever in the right place I will be doing one of your workshops I love your work.

Sue said...

Congratulations to all the winners and place getters but special congrats to you Lisa. Well done.

Lisar said...

Ozzie Ozzie Ozzie Oi Oi Oi....Well done everyone....and how exciting for you too Lisa....I just loved your "name dropping" in yesterday's post....thanks for the updates....

Feather on a Wire said...

Advance Australia Fair!!! I'm more excited about Aussie winners than any possible UK ones!!
Well done you!

Fran C said...

Well done to all the Aussie winners. OI! OI! OI!.

Jane said...

Well done Lisa, so proud to be your friend in what is such an exciting year for you. you are really a leading light. I am so overwhelmed by your success. Jane R

camcas said...

well done!!

Harmony Hopes Studio said...

Congratulations Lisa! You are most deserving of the WORLD recognition. The quilting community is huge and to come out on top is some acomplishment.

Sue Dennis said...

Congrats to all the Aussie winners, you've done us proud & especially you Lisa as the Scholarship recipient.

Vicki W said...

Congratulations to you and all of the Houston winners!

makehasteslowly said...

Congratulations Lisa. It must have been so exciting! What a great honor, one you deserve!

Lorchen said...

You deserve it, Lisa! Have fun!

Lorraine said...

Lisa
Well done... And how exciting for you ....no wonder you couldn't sleep the night before....enjoy
Lorraine G

Chriss said...

Yay For you! Well done.