Sunday, June 3, 2012

Jamberoo Quilting Retreat Mug Mat Challenge

Every year several quilting groups (St Ives, Bathurst Flying Geese and Caroline Bay) get together and we have a retreat at Jamberoo south of Sydney. There's always a lot of yarning, sewing and informal teaching going on. Children and grandchildren are boasted about and problems nutted out. The food and drink are yummy and we all thoroughly enjoy ourselves.

 Last year it was decided we would have a challenge for this year. The task had to be something quick and simple but creative. A mug mat was the result. Everyone made a mat to match a favoured mug. Because I had organised it I was to be the judge. I did an entry anyway just in case someone had not done an entry and I could appoint them as judge. As it turned out Me and Glen were the judges so I had to withdraw my entry. Here is a picture of it. It's made from vintage kimono silk and bridal silk (from a wedding dress I bought in Vinnies). I called it ".East meets West". Judged first was the Owl mugmat - wonderful colour matching and handwork. Second came the teapot - great colour and pattern matching. Third came the cat mug for creativity and effective design simplicity. Well done everyone! All the  mats were interesting, creative and beautiful. It was a difficult job choosing them all.


  1. What a nice challenge, i line you entry most because it talks to me of Japan...

  2. What a lot of fun Myra.. Love all the mug rugs and yours is amazing!

  3. wonderful little works of art - I'd be afraid to spill my tea on them. looks like they were great fun , how many did you have entered?

  4. I entered only one but lots of the others had multiple entries. Every one of them was both quirky and creative. They were great fun!

    1. There were at least thirty-five entries Jean.