AQC Challenge 2015: True Blue

To quilters, True Blue means indigo, Australian, denim, authentic, that quintessential Aussie canine – the blue heeler, and much more. What does it mean to you?

The annual AQC Challenge is a themed competition open to all. Quilts must be a certain size and show interpretation of the theme – in 2015 the theme is ‘True Blue’.  This year’s entries were received from around Australia and New Zealand, and due to the very high standards, the judges also awarded two Honorable Mention prizes.

Congratulations to the winners, announced at AQC 2015:

Winner: True Blue Jacko by Jeannie Henry, QLD
Runner Up: Really True Blue by Jan Clark, NSW
Honorable Mention: Beginning True by Sue de Vanny, VIC; True Blue Mates by Yvonne Chapman, WA
Viewers’ Choice: True Blue Mates by Yvonne Chapman, WA

See all the amazing 2015 winners and finalist quilts at the Craft & Quilt Fairs around Australia and New Zealand in 2015.


Click on each quilt image below to see the full quilt and read the quiltmaker’s statement.

AQC Challenge 2016:
Tradition with a Twist
is the theme for the 2016 AQC Challenge. Size will remain the same at 90cm square and rules and entry conditions will be online here shortly. Entries will be judged on interpretation of theme, design and workmanship.
Open to all quilters!
CLICK HERE for information and entry form

 Challenge Prizes:

• FIRST PRIZE: $3,500
RUNNER-UP: $1,500
VIEWERS’ CHOICE: $500
HONORABLE MENTION: $250

The challenge is supported by:

AQC_Challenge_2015 Best Mates by Kathy Adams Long Hot Summer by Kassa Bird Girt by Sea by Sue Broadway
JM by Lucy Carroll True Blue Mates by Yvonne Chapman True Blue - Standing by Your Mates by Alison Charlton Really Truly Blue by Jan Clark
Celebrating True Blue Aussies by Sandy Corry We All Dance Around the Sun #2 by Sue Dennis Beginning True by Sue de Vanny Ripples of Blueness by Jo Dixey
Sea Blue by Dianne Firth True Blue by Helen Godden Aussie True, Oh Dear We're Blue by Denise Griffiths Who Knew by Debbie Guihot
Picasso In Blue by Dot Harding and Heather McCann The Fallen by Neroli Henderson True Blue Jacko by Jeannie Henry Splendid Love by Bernardine Hine
True Blue Raider of My Stash by Naomi Hynes Boro Revisited by Lisa Johnson Go Granny Go! by Alison Laurence Stand by Deb Layt
Bush Sunrise by Pauline Mackenzie Harry Dog by Sandy Price Fair Dinkum Aussie Dunny by Ramona Resurreccion The Grazier by Anne Robinson
 Smoko Downunder by Marjorie Szabo Green and Gold Legend, The Don by Milos Vucic Gathered Consciousness by Cindy Watkins
The Big Dry by Camilla Watson Dinkum Aussies by Prue Wheal Eureka by Jessica Wheelahan Dream Seekers by Alison Withers