Anyway, these are the results of our labours, which I'm sure you'll agree are right on trend!
Our 2013 Annual Branch Challenge had the theme of "HOME", for which we all bought a canvas of the same size (about 8" square) so that they would make a cohesive display in a future exhibition.
We voted for the winners by putting 20p in a saucer next to the ones we liked the best. There was no limit on how many times you could vote, and proceeds went into our Branch funds. There were first and second prizes of £30 and £20 - worth making the effort for!
Our runaway winner was.......Anne Brooke with her lovely stitched collage.
In second place was Jan Webster with her colourful garden-themed canvas.
In joint third place and no particular order, were all the others!
Davina's crazy patchwork :
Sue Morgan's appliquéd coffee break :
Julie Turner's felted and funny washing line :
Cynthia Smith's atmospheric collage with tricky edges :
Margaret Walton's imaginative seashore:
Sandra Wallace's (last minute!) pretty patchwork house :
Janice Townend's family-themed collage :
Jane Clayton's quirky cartoon man and dog :
Sue Bellamy's ribbon-work Yorkshire Rose :
A big thank you to all the members who took part in the challenge, and to those who haven't quite finished theirs yet - don't give up!