BACKING up from their win in 2017, sibling sewing duo Scarlett (9 at the time of entry) and Caesar Lewis (6 at the time of entry), have once again experienced success at the annual Sydney Quilt Show.
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Entering the Junior Member A category, for young quilters in primary school, Caesar took first place honours with Scarlett taking out second place.
In an interview with News Of The Area, the siblings, both proud of each other’s achievements, spoke about this year’s quilt show experience. Scarlett said, “I feel very proud and I also felt a bit nervous as I am not sure what people might think about my quilt.”
Caesar said, “I was very excited to see my quilt at the show, people were asking me how I made it.”
“I felt a bit nervous when there were so many people looking at it.”
Caesar and Scarlett, who attend Wirreanda Public School, won prizes of fabric and book gift vouchers.
Quilting is an activity that requires years of practice and attention to detail, skills that these young quilters have already developed.
Scarlett said the design inspiration for her quilt, Rainbow Sunrise, was based on colours.
She told News Of The Area, “The design is one that mum helped me choose because I saw her doing the Dresden design for a class she was teaching.”
“I wanted to use that in my own quilt, so I adapted it and she is now going to teach people how to make my quilt!”
Caesar had the countryside firmly in mind when designing his quilt.
He said, “I just had an idea of doing a farm scene and wanted a windmill and house in it.”
“The colours are perfect for the sunset at the end of the day on the farm.”
Thinking ahead to their next projects, Scarlett will use the fabrics she won to inspire her design.
Caesar told News Of The Area, “I haven’t started my next project but I think I am going to make a quilt of a chicken and it will look really funny.”
“I am going to push myself to the limit to get it done.”
By Heather SHARP