The handcraft skills of Beaudesert Country Women’s Association members shone when the branch hosted the Jesse Bligh Shield on 30 September.
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The Beaudesert branch hosts the annual QCWA South Eastern Division Handcraft competition (the Jesse Bligh Shield) every second year, alternating with Coomera branch.
About 25 women from Beaudesert, Wonglepong, Beenleigh, Springbrook/ Mudgeeraba and Coomera QCWA branches turned out for the 2022 competition.
They admired one another’s work, from embroidery to crochet, cardmaking to Kumihimo braiding, jewellery to cross stitch, ceramics and pottery to pieces made using recycled materials.
They enjoyed a shared morning tea and lunch of home baked goodies and sandwiches and vied for prizes in the raffle draws.
Beenleigh branch won the 2022 Jessie Bligh Shield and individual members won a swathe of awards for their impressive efforts.
Among prize winners from across the five branches, Beaudesert members took out their fair share.
From Beaudesert branch, Lyn Bruce won the Encouragement Award for her depiction of a mountainous landscape, carefully crafted using denim and lace.
Joy Ford from Beaudesert branch won the Jean McKenzie Award for best article for an intricate lacework blouse.
Awards in the Recycled section went to Beaudesert members Kerry Anne Thomas, Coleen Shanks and Rosemary Ryan.
Badge section awards went to Beaudesert branch President Bev Fehlberg and Angela Gripske of Beenleigh branch.
Towel awards went to Bev Fehlberg, Cheri Crawford (Beaudesert branch) and Angela Gripske of Beenleigh.
Beenleigh, Springbrook/ Mudgeeraba and Beaudesert took home Branch Table Awards and Angela Gripske of Beenleigh was awarded for her Teacher’s Display.
In the Member 69 and under section, Beaudesert’s Joy Ford, Cheri Crawford, Bev Fehlberg received awards.
In Member 70 plus, Beaudesert’s Florence Retschlag, Kerry Anne Thomas and Lyn Bruce won awards.
Beaudesert’s Coleen Shanks, Linda Lynch and Bev Fehlberg received awards for
Rosemary Ryan and Bev Fehlberg of Beaudesert received awards for their cardmaking.
Embroidered item awards went to Beaudesert’s Bev Fehlberg, Rosemary Ryan and Kerry Anne Thomas.