|Best in Show. Dockside Reflections by Alison Laurence.|
|Photo Credit: Aotearoa Quilters|
"Quilting gives to me a fellowship, creativity and a connection to the feminine world. Having grown up only with older brothers and having two wonderful sons, my quilts tend to be more masculine than pretty.
Recently my work has reflected the impact the Christchurch/Canterbury earthquakes have had on me.
I am part of Distressed Threads trio and really enjoy seeing the results of the fabric we make and also how people use our fabric. It’s a lot of fun. I am the current president of our National Association, Aotearoa Quilters, and encourage all quilters to become members and help us grow.
As a judge I am concerned with colour usage, design and the use of quilting (does the quilting pattern fit the design of the quilt) and technique. The piece has to work as a whole first and be interesting from afar as well as a close up inspection."
Catherine generously sat and talked with me about all things quilty and now I get to share this talk with you. Thanks Catherine!