Congratulations to YQ Members who entered the Transport competition!
Thank you to all of the Young Quilters members who entered the Festival of Quilts 'Transport' competition. You did a fantastic job. Here's a message from the National Young Quilter Officer:
'What a great lot of quilts were put into the competition at Festival of Quilts. There were some amazing pieces some were funny and some really well thought out. Every one deserved a prize but as always there can only be one winner in each section, well done to everyone who took part. You can be very proud of yourselves.' - Chris Burgess, National YQ Officer
YQ members who entered the competition:
- Rhys Walker, Region 11 - 'I sail and I love boats. My favourite transport is boats. I found pictures of boats I liked and one of my boat 5334. I chose the blue material because it looks like sea.'
- Lily Woodward, Region 10 - 'I wanted to make a nice wall-hanging quilt for my twin cousins who will be 2 in July. ABC seemed a great idea to show different types of transport'. You can see an interview with Lily at Festival of Quilts in 2011 here.
- Louise Briggs, Region 11 - 'I love the old mini and really want one when I'm older so was inspired to make a quilt of it. I took inspiration for the background from the winding mountain roads of Italy.'
- Ruth Pugh, Region 13 - 'Whilst visiting London for the Olympics I loved the atmosphere and comradeship on the transport to the events. Just as the tube provided shelter in the blitz for my great grandparents, to me it gave a sense of friendship and shared experience and people coming together.'
- Rachel Hawkins, Region 2 - 'When I was given the category Transport, I knew that this was such a wide topic. I didn't believe that just one type of transport could sum this up, so I decided to create a timeline on how transport has developed.'
- Sam Tosh, Region 5 - 'I was inspired to make this wall hanging by a poem which I wrote on a Creative Writing course. I decided to stitch my poem onto some linen owned by my great grandmother. The poem I printed on to fabric and dyed with tea bags, to make it look ancient. I is based on a Viking landing party riding gallant ships to the shore.'