In June 2014 the National Quilt Championships was held at Sandown Exhibition Centre in Surrey. Juanita entered her thread portrait of her daughters Shared Jeans. Juanita said ‘I was surprised that the piece was accepted, I thought it might not have been accepted as it is not a traditional quilt’.
Not only was the piece accepted it won Overall Champion along with four other awards: Machine Quilting award, Large Wall Hanging award, Art Quilt award and Judges Choice.
Juanita said she was ‘honoured to win Overall Champion and really pleased to get recognition for all her hard work’. The Bernina Blog includes a piece on the win:
Juanita will have a gallery ‘The Magic of Thread’ at three patchwork / quilting events run by Grosvenor Shows in 2016. The gallery will feature Juanita’s best work and includes the quilts ‘Shared Jeans’, ‘David’ and a recently completed self portrait along with several other large textiles. The first show is Quilts UK in Malvern, this […]Read More
A pop up gallery is taking place at Market Walk in Keynsham, (between Bath and Bristol) from 25th November to 23rd December 2015. The Art Space will promote work by local artists and will include paintings, sculptures, jewellery, glassware, ceramics, pottery, mosaics and textiles. If you are looking for an original and unique Christmas gift […]Read More