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Bamber Blue Ribbon Dress Competition

Christine Whites winning entryBambers 2014 Blue Ribbon dress Competition has been won by Christine White, from Derbyshire. Christine wins our First Prize a Fabulous Bernina 330 worth £599.00 Our three judges, Lorraine Luximon  (Sew Magazine) Lorna Knight (Lorna Knight Academy) and Celia Banks (SewFundamental) all decided that Christine should be the winner.
Their comments were,
“Choosing a winner from the exceptionally high standard of entries, was a very difficult task. 
The winning dress ticked all the criteria we were looking for and stood out because of the multiple style options offered in one garment”
Lorraine Luximon.

Everyone here at Bambers sends their congratulations to Christine, we hope you enjoy many years of happy sewing with your new Bernina 330.


Maggie Forbes

Maggie ForbesSecond prize was won by Maggie Forbes, in Hampshire. Maggie wins a £100 voucher for Vogue sewing patterns.
Again, the three judges loved Maggies entry and here is what they said,

“We thought it was a clever idea to use the lace in the panels.
This produced a striking effect and it was well executed as it can be difficult working with two layers like this.
The dress itself was beautifully made too.”
Lorna Knight


Sharon WoodThird prize was won by Shoron Wood, from Manchester. Sharon wins a £50 voucher for Vogue sewing patterns.
Here are the comments for Maggies entry.

“A lot of thought had gone into the specific placement of the petals to enable the design to flow freely across the garment.
The applique stitches were beautifully executed and were further embellished by individual beads.
The result was a subtle, yet effective decoration.”
Celia Banks


Jennine & Nichola at BambersHere are the three winning dresses, modelled by Jennine and Nichola – we’re not sure of the young ladies name in the middle, but it all seems to have gone to her head…


Bambers Blue Ribbon Dress Competition


Bamber Sewing MachinesThank you very much to everyone who entered this years competition. Congratulations to the winners and commiserations to you if you weren’t so lucky. We will of course be holding our Blue Ribbon competition next year so, why not try again. We had almost 180 entries and here are a few more those which were entered. Thank you.


Christine White wins Bambers Blue Ribbon CompetitionWe were delighted to present Christine with her winning prize, the Fabulous Bernina 330.
(From left, Jennine (our lovely model), Christine White (1st Prize winner) Steve & Alan Bamber).

Sharon Wood at BambersWe were also pleased to present Sharon Wood with her 3rd prize, a £50 voucher for Vogue patterns.


Bernina 330 tuition at BambersAnd finally…Before she left, Christine took advantage of our unlimited free tuition from Jennine on her new Bernina sewing machine.