people’s choice award

Visitors to our 2013 event were invited to vote for their favourite power pole wrap, and did so with enthusiasm.

After votes were counted at the end of day 2, the results were extremely close, with only 1 vote between each of the top 3 choices.

And the winner is (drum roll please) – Kelly Farrell of St Marys!

Here is the wrap she created:

Appropriate subject too, since Mt. Elephant is a prominent local landmark!

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2013 awards

What a great 1st day we had for Wrapped in St Marys!

Radio interview with Chris Whisbey on ABC Statewide at 7.12 am, yarnbombing at 8 am, and power poles wrapped by 9 am.

The rest of the day was full of activity, with the market in the town hall, exhibitions at Gone Rustic, St Marys Childcare and the Community Hall.  There was a great ‘buzz’ as people strolled around admiring the street art and taking advantage of all the activities on offer, such as an exhibition of  batik panels by St Marys Highschool Students:

Fifty people attended the awards presentation at 4 pm.  Event co-ordinator Rita Summers welcomed everyone and expressed thanks to all the sponsors and participants.  Afternoon tea with locally made pizza and cream sponge cakes, as well as hot sausage rolls, party pies and mini spring rolls, warmed and fuelled everyone before votes were taken on the connected textile art display.  Janet Drummond, co-ordinator of the St Marys School Association Op Shop, presented certificates and vouchers to the winners (Rita and Ros).

Then GET president Peter Troode spoke briefly before handing over to Vice-President Wendy Fowler, who presented the awards with assistance from Break O’Day mayor, Sarah Schmerl.

The winners for 2013 are:

Group, junior categorySt Marys Childcare (certificate + $150)

Group, adultSt Marys School Association Op Shop (certificate + $150)

Connected, theme, 2ndKelly Farrell (certificate and $150)

Connect, theme, 1stJudy Duckett (certificate and $250)

Open, textile artStitchedupmama (certificate and $300)

Congratulations to all the winners and to all the entrants!  The standard was very high, and the judges had a difficult task in deciding on who should receive the awards.  An executive decision was made to offer a 2nd prize this year in the theme category because of this dilemma.  Rather a nice position to be in!

on a mission

Stitchedupmama and friends are on a mission!

  • the mission: knit/crochet squares or rectangles (25 cm wide, ties added)
  • the purpose: yarnbomb a St. Marys landmark on 1 + 2 June
  • the event: Wrapped in St Marys 2013

Stitchedupmama’s efforts so far –

And her partners in crime –

  • twirlygig
  • madmother
  • dreambear
  • terrorist terrier
  • nakal & co.
  • a-nony-mous
  • the nennster

Updates and pics soon …