Our next teacher from Australia who will be joining us for Quilting in the Highlands 2013 is Rachelle Denneny. Rachelle is well know both within Australia and Internationally for her amazing machine quilting.
In 2010 her quilt "Royal Amethyst" (pictured above) took out the Founders Award as part of the IQA World of Beauty at the International Quilt Festival Houston. It has also claim prizes such as 1st Prize in the Professional Predominantly Applique category, the award for Excellence in Domestic Machine Quilting and Viewers Choice at the Sydney Quilt Show 2010, and Runner up to the Best of Show, Excellence in Domestic Machine Quilting, Viewers Choice and 1st place Predominantly Applique at the South Australian Festival of Quilts 2009.
A Detailed view of Royal Amethyst
Rachelle at The International Quilt Festival Houston 2010 show the back of her quilt
(photo taken by Sue Dennis)
At this years 2012 Sydney Quilt Show there was a special competition: Master Quilters - 30th Anniversary Invitational, to celebrate 30 years of the NSW Quilters Guild, top quilters from Australia were asked to be part. Rachelle's Quilt (pictured below) Golden Ivory took out the first prize in the Traditional section. Golden Ivory is entered into the Australian Machine Quilting festival in South Australia in September and also in our Adelaide Guilds Festival of Quilt. Good luck Rachelle at these competitions!