Talent on show at CWA event

BEST EXHIBIT: Convenor Lesley Beakley (right) congratulated Kardella’s Penny Wolswinkel for her entry, judged best in its class for embroidery and canvas work.

BENA’S Maryke Dann was the belle of the Country Women’s Association Gippsland Hills Group exhibition at Inverloch on Friday and Saturday.

Ms Dann won the first place in the individual aggregate, receiving the Elinor Scott Individual Aggregate Cup.

The Woorayl branch won first place in the aggregate.

Held at the Inverloch Community Hub, the members of the 11 Gippsland Hills Group branches submitted 865 individual entries and 27 branch entries in a range of categories.

Among the judges were CWA judges from across the state and members of the Royal Horticultural Society.

Speaking on behalf of the Inverloch branch, exhibition convenor Lesley Beakley said interest in the CWA had increased in the last year, with more people wanting to share their craft.


Branch Awards


First Place                               with 588 points       Woorayl Branch

Second Place                           with 484 points       Meeniyan Branch

Third Place                              with 458 points       Inverloch Branch   

Award for the Branch with the highest points as a percentage of the Branch Membership – First: Inverloch Branch, 42 percent.

Special Commendation: awarded to Bena Branch who had every member participating in the exhibition.

Branch Exhibits

Branch Exhibit –  five handicrafts articles beginning with the Letter …:

1st: Kardella, 2nd: Meeniyan, 3rd: Woorayl.

Presentation award: Inverloch.

Branch Exhibit – five home industries items for a gift hamper:

1st: Meeniyan, 2nd: Mirboo, 3rd: Inverloch.

Presentation award: Inverloch.

Branch Exhibit Horticulture: three native Australian plants:

1st: Woorayl, 2nd: Leongatha Twilight, 3rd: Inverloch.

Presentation award: Meeniyan.

Individual Awards


First Place in the individual aggregate, and winner of the “Elinor Scott Individual Aggregate Cup”:  Maryke Dann of Bena Branch.

Second Place: Lesley Beakley of Inverloch Branch.

Third Place: Marilyn Mackie of Meeniyan Branch.

Junior Aggregate: Isabella Mackie of Meeniyan Branch

“Best Exhibit” awards for the best piece of work in each class:    

Knitting, crochet, lace and handkerchiefs: Beverly Rowe with a knitted jumper (Korumburra).

Sewing, Patchwork, Appliqué & Quilts: Lesley Slatter with a quilt (Mirboo).      

Embroidery and canvas work:  Penny Wolswinkel with creative embroidery (Kardella).

Toys and dolls: Laura Sullivan with crotched toy dog (Leongatha Twilight).

Craft: Maryke Dann with her beaded tortoise (Bena).

Art: Laura Sullivan with pencil drawing (Leongatha Twilight).

Photography: Ellen-Jane Browne with trees in fog (Leongatha Twilight).

Jams, jellies and preserves: Marjorie Hutchinson with her orange and passionfruit cordial (Woorayl).

Cookery: Evelyn Paterson with boiled fruit cake (Meeniyan).

Floral art: Dawn Green with her arrangement, ‘As I Like It’ (Woorayl).

Cut flowers and container of plants: Dawn Green with teapot of cut flowers (Woorayl).

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