Sandie Lush from Bristol won 2nd prize in the traditional quilt category at the Festival of Quilts 2016. Probably the biggest quilt show in Europe it attracts hundreds of quilts, thousands of visitors and scores of traders,classes and workshops.
Her quilt called "Pearl Princess" was hand quilted and hand embellished. The original North Country whole cloth quilt design was given a new look by the addition of colonial knots and beads.
In addition the quilt was voted as Visitors' Choice. Organized by The Quilters Guild of the British Isles, the quilt with the most votes is the winner. One of those who voted for the winner then is given a year's subscription to the Quilters Guild.