Medowie Champion Quilters Caesar and Scarlett Lewis take first and second place at the Sydney Quilt Show

Sibling duo Caesar (8 years) and Scarlett (10 years) display their prize winning quilts.


SIBLING duo Caesar and Scarlett Lewis have once again won over the judges at the Quilt NSW, Sydney Quilt Show.

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Caesar an 8 year old in Year 3 at Wirreanda Public School won first prize in Junior Member A Up to Year 6.

His quilt, titled Monster Truck, was an original design and won Caesar fabric, a book, and a gift voucher.

News Of The Area spoke with Caesar and asked him what his inspiration was.

He said, “I thought of doing something with wheels and I said let’s do a monster truck.”

“We got one of my monster truck toys from my bedroom”

“I drew a big monster truck out on paper and then we stitched the fabric on to the paper and then we cut it out in the right shape.”

“The wheels are made from rectangles sewn together to make it look like a real wheel”

“My next project is a stormy weather theme”

Scarlett is 10 years old and in Year 5 at Wirreanda Public School.

This year she took out second place in the Junior Member A Up to Year 6 section.

She has been entering quilting competitions for most of her life.

This year, Scarlett designed a quilt called Dresland.

It is a play on the words animal land and Dresden plates, a type of quilting pattern.

Scarlett explained to News Of The Area, “These are called chequerboard Dresden plates.”

“All the animals are made out of them.”

“I used one jelly roll of fabric to create my quilt.”

“For a chequerboard, you need one dark and one light fabric”

“When I go to my grandparents’ house there are lots of trees and butterflies and ladybugs and it is always warm there.”

“That is where I got my idea from.”

“My next project is to do some freestyle quilting on the machine”

Already thinking ahead to next year’s competition, Scarlett told News Of The Area, “Next year I want to do the Sydney Opera House.”

What is the sibling rivalry like in their household?

It is clear to see that they are fiercely competitive with each other and both want to win that top prize.

However, they are also incredibly supportive and proud of each other’s achievements.


By Heather SHARP

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