Last night we held a function for the present and past Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship winners.
Each year, International Quilt Market honors a worthy quilting instructor with the scholarship, created in honor of the late Jewel Pearce Patterson. Patterson was a quilting teacher, one of the co-founders of the International Quilt Association, and mother of Quilts, Inc. president, Karey Patterson Bresenhan.
Bonnie Mccaffrey made a vidcast a few years ago interviewing a couple of us talking about how our careers had changed as a result of the scholarship.
All of us have gone on to successful careers.
Lisa Walton from Australia is this years recipient and the final winner of the award and she joins Diane Finigan and myself as the Australian winners.
Rachelle sharing her quilt at the event last night