The member's Annual Challenge creates a lot of interest each year with many visitors wanting to purchase the entries. As the challenge is often displayed near the sales table, this misunderstanding is natural. Our members create items that depict the challenge each year and they range from beautiful, practical, quirky, funky and quite amusing!
In past years the Challenge has been judged by our Guest Exhibitor however in 2016, our challenge was to make quilt tops. This was judged as a Viewer's Choice and we found that our visitors loved having two Viewer's Choice awards and being able to vote twice. Since then, our Challenge has been judged by our viewers.
2022 - A DAY ON THE FARM
1st - Trudi Tritschler - My Day on the Farm
2nd - Anne Lok - Tuscan Bee Haven
To make an item with the theme a day on the farm.
2019 - DO NOT TOUCH MINI QUILTS
1st - Helen Wilson - Beary
2nd - Helen Wilson - Ewe
To make a mini quilt with the theme Do Not Touch so that we can use them to hang next to our quilts during the exhibition.
2018 - ITEM INSPIRED BY A holiday
1st - Jane Bloomfield - Botswana or Bust!
2nd - Leanne Grahame - Winter Wonderland
To make an item that is inspired by a holiday you have had or one you would like to go on.
2017 - ITEM INSPIRED BY A CARD
1st - Leanne Graham - Flower Power
2nd - Margaret Ferrett - Iconic Australians
3rd - Maxine Baban - Birds of a Feather
To make an item inspired by a greeting card or post card. Items can be anything at all as long as they are made from textiles.
2016 - aged care quilt
1st - Maxine Baban - Happy Birds on a Wire
2nd - Val Jordon - Many Colours
3rd - Helen Wilson - Diamonds
To make a quilt to be donated to a resident of an Aged Card Facility or other deserving individual or group. Our major sponsors, the eolia Mulwaree Trust and Bungendore Community Bank Branch donated funds to have these quilts professionally quilted.
2015 - BABY QUILTs
1st - Karen Mewburn - Elephants x 4
2nd - Helen Wilson - Pinwheels for Baby
3rd - Julie Murray - What a Hoot!
4th - Elke Hughes - Bunnies in a Square
To make a baby quilt to be donated to the maternity ward of Queanbeyan District Hospital. Judged by Michelle Law, guest exhibitor.
2014 - table runner
1st - Margaret Ferrett - Under the Australian Sun
2nd - Linda Magee - Lucky Four Leaf Clover
3rd - Val Jordon - Japanese Sashiko
To make a table runner of any size. Judged by Jennie Curtis.
2013 - BAG FOR A QUILT
1st - Dianne Lines (pumpkin bag made of burgundies and pinks - lower centre)
2nd - Val Jordon (black, white and gold - lower right)
To make a bag of any type to either give a quilt in as a gift or to store a quilt in. Judged by Gabrielle le Grand, President of the Bungendore CWA Branch.
2012 - BEAUTIFUL BAGS OF BUNGENDORE
1st - Jane Bloomfield (maroon, teal and navy - lower left)
To make a bag of any type but it required fabric somewhere in the bag. Judged by Narell Smit, Queanbeyan Quilters.
2011 - pin pricks
To make a pin cushion with personality.
2010 - THE POWER OF WIND AND WATER
1st - Sandra Priest - Dragons
To make an item that depicted the power of wind and water.
Sandra writes of Dragons:
For this challenge I wanted to do something a bit different - rather than the obvious themes such as sailing boats or windmills. I started researching symbols for the elements and I discovered that in ancient Asian culture the symbols for the elements were dragons - blue for the water and yellow for the air. Hence the design of the wall hanging - a blue dragon being surrounded by yellow dragons - the wind circling the water.
2009 - all things discreet
1st - Sandra Priest
To make an item that depicted all things discreet.
Sandra's item was a young lady preparing to take a shower and is able to cover herself in a towel. The wall hanging can close up around the figure with her head, hands and feet showing from the towel.