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Margaret Oppen Competition 2017

Theme 'Diamonds and Other Treasures'

Margaret Oppen was one of the founding members of the Guild and every two years a competition is held in her honour.

All photographs were taken by Peter Campbell (unless otherwise stated).

Click on image to enlarge. Click on the Artist Statement (PDF) to read all about each embroiderers interpretation of 'Diamonds and Other Treasures'

Winners & Highly Commended: Traditional, Contemporary, Tutors and Past Winners

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Traditional - Jaci Heyman - Treasures of the SeaContemporary - Vicki Jericho - Dots and Spots – The Design ProcessContemporary - Vicki Jericho - Dots and Spots – The Design ProcessContemporary - Vicki Jericho - Dots and Spots – The Design Process
Contemporary Highly Commended - Allison Hill - Nerves-Pearls of WisdomP7 Dianne Magro - Treasure
   
       

Traditional

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T1 Heather Grant - Like A Diamond in the SkyT2 Jaci Heyman - Treasures of the SeaT3 Lesley Chapman - A Tiny Treasury of Canvas StitchesT4 Clarinda Jordan - Treasures in a Japanese Garden
T4 Clarinda Jordan - Treasures in a Japanese GardenT4 Clarinda Jordan - Treasures in a Japanese GardenT5 Margaret Rolfe - Treasured MemoriesT6 Jennifer Van Der Korput - What Diamond Are You?
T6 Jennifer Van Der Korput - What Diamond Are You?
    

Contemporary

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C1 Fay Grant - CelebrateC2 Susan Veness - Like a Diamond in the SkyC03 Glenys Collie - Diamonds Unearthed (Photo Glenys Collie)C4 Sue Russell - Opulence
C5 Sue Turner - Koko's GoldC6 Margaret Veenstra - Diamonds Forever - Trees To TreasureC7 Nola Williams - Happy AnniversaryC8 Elizabeth Price - The Season Of War Has Ended...
C9 Kristene Smith - Diamonds Without - Treasures WithinC10 Sheila Beer - Rough DiamondsC11 Wendy Schmid - 60 Treasured Stitches from the East Travel to AustraliaC11 Wendy Schmid - 60 Treasured Stitches from the East Travel to Australia
C12 Dianne Furnell - A Flush/Flash of DiamondsC13 Allison Hill - Nerves - Pearls of WisdomC14 Diane Edwards - Treasure of the DesertC15 Vicki Jericho - Dots and Spots – The Design Process
C16 Cathie Griffith - A Map of TreasuresC17 Marian Morison - Twinkle TwinkleC18 Claire Baker - A Grandma's TreasureC18 Claire Baker - A Grandma's Treasure
C19 Donna Caffrey - Nature's TreasuresC20 Robin Kaltenbach - Gem from a Road TripC21 Winifred Simshauser - A Touch of NatureC22 Narda Campbell - Another Man’s Treasure
C23 Margot Reincastle - Treasures Inside My Sewing RoomC24 Catherine Lees - HummingbirdC25 Nicole Gammie - All That ShimmersC26 Sarah Shadlow - Beloved
C27 Julie Wicks - Ancient DiamondsC28 Diana Perlowski - Turquoise Treasures
  

Tutors and Past Winners

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P1 Esme Smith - Memories Are More Precious Than DiamondsP1 Esme Smith - Memories Are More Precious Than DiamondsP2 Margaret Gollan - World of TreasureP3 Jenny O'sullivan - Masterpiece for Melanie
P4 Nancye Donaldson - Lizards On The PavementP5 Elaine Dwyer - TreasuredP6 Jan Pilgrim - Childhood TreasuresP7 Dianne Magro - Treasure
    

Opening Night

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