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*Ineka Voigt’s achievements:
- 2014 Winner, National History Competition and named ACT Young Historian 2014 for her essay about Anzac Day.
- 2013 TEDx short film acknowledgement – Adventures of TEDx, Ineka Voigt and Sally Witchalls
- 2012, winner of the Australasian Quilt Convention’s Shining Light Award
- 2012 Bernina Award of Excellence in NSW and ACT – for her quilt, The Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. She also won first place in her category, aged 13.
- 2012 Tim Cahill Experience – She was one of four winners who travelled to the UK’s Everton FC academy.
- 2010 Bernina Award of Excellence – for her Apple quilt at age 11.
- 2007 Tokyo Quilt Grand Prix– her quilt, So Similar, was exhibited in Japan’s Tokyo Quilt Grand Prix when Ineka was 8 years old.
**Tracing linen was a very fine linen coated in a starch to make it papery but see thru for tracing engineering, architect plans etc. It existed before tracing paper as we know it. During the depression women would salvage and reuse this tracing linen, wash it and make soft baby clothes or baby wraps. It was incredibly fine cotton. The ink plans would sometimes wash off but in this case the signatures of the engineers and the date did not. Two of them appear on the piece. Ineka’s grandmother worked in a drawing office as a young woman back in the 1950s and salvaged some these linen plans, and made some baby nighties for her son. She kept some because she thought it was historically interesting. 100 years later Ineka has used it in this quilt.