Recycled Repurposed Revitalised


This category is a once-off patchwork-inspired homewares/furniture challenge to visually enhance the exhibition space with

3-dimensional objects by using the theme of "recycle, repurpose, revitalise".


For more information, download the Sydney Quilt Show 2017 catalogue (1.8MB PDF)

Viewers' Choice

Prize vouchers are presented in a recycled banner bag from Northern Beaches Council


Recycled Repurposed Revitalised

First Prize

The Happenstore
Clearing the Closet
Post Office Patchwork

Sewing Table

Colleen Harradine

(centre above)

I have taken a deco style smokers table (useless in my home) and given it some fabric love. I have used left over diamonds cut for my entry for the 2017 Sydney Quilt Show- Dorrigo Blues.

Second Prize

The Happenstore


The Forest Blooms Again

Sandra Lyons

(left )


I bought my first flat in Forest Hill, London. I only had £50 left for furniture so I went to evening school to make and upholster some chairs. This is the only one I brought to Australia and it is a bit tired and faded. I thought that covering it in felted and embroidered flowers would help it to bloom again. I loved making the flowers.

Third Prize

The Happenstore


Grandma's Chair

Meredith Budd



This is a chair that I found during the last local Council's clean up in November 2016. It needed some repair to the joints before it was usable. I have upholstered it with a handkerchief, doilies, linen and lace that I have collected, as well as the fabric from an item of my mother's that I have had since her death in 1994.







Photography by Mike Russell

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