Thursday, July 19, 2018

July Show n Tell

Here is the selection of a challenge our club held to celebrate our 30th anniversary.
This quilt is called "Dresden Fairies" and is by Judith A She made it out of left overs and scraps.
"Corner to Corner" is the name for this crochet blanket.  Lesley Mc. went on a cruise and joined the knitting and craft meetings on sea days and relearnt how to crochet again.
Diana J made this bright felt pumpkin table runner.  she wanted to try something different.
The front and back of a pillow, by Diana J. was made for her daughter to match the quilt she made for her.

Veronica D. has made a couple of Unicorn reading pillows for her Grand Daughters.
"Bird Dance" by Veronica D.  It is a Sue Spargo pattern and is made in wool and felt.  Beautiful.
This pretty quilt is by Frances H. and is titled "Willow Anne" named after the baby girl she made if for.
"French Country" by Madeline Mc. was made for her daughter's 50th birthday.
Another by Madeline.  This was a block of the month, made last year and finished last month for her Grandson's wedding.
This is a Barbara Brackman reproduction quilt and was a club block of the month.  Sue E. started it 3 years ago and has finally finished it.
A bag made by Judy P. to show case Sue Spargo stitches.
This months theme was Symposium Classes.
 Donna B. went to a Bernia class and made this note book cover.  she got to play with the latest Bernia sewing machine.
Donna also attended a Wendy Williams 2 day class in Christchurch and made this cushion.
Symposium 2007 Jenny R. started this wall hanging in a Bonnie McCaffrey class.
Jenny also has nearly finished this landscape wall hanging.

Frances H. has samples of English paper piecing that were started in a Donna Ward class.
Frances also attended a workshop on stamping with Lyric Kinnard.
Judy P. attended a class by Gloria Loughman  called house facades, in 2015.  It is titled "Waimarie Building in Whanganui. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

June Show n Tell and Birthday Celebrations

This quilt is called "Down Memory Lane" and was made by Maureen L.  She had a box of scraps and spent 5 days of watching live streaming swimming competition, her idea of heaven.

Madeline McC. made this quilt for her Daughter's 50th birthday. It is called "French Country"  The colours have not photographed very well, it was in lovely blue hues.
This is by Heather McL. and it was last year's mystery block of the month from
Amiee's in Palmerston North.
"Pinwheel Baskets" by Karen C.  Made to clear her stash!
Cotton on Quilters celebrated their 30th (Pearl) Birthday this month and we had a catered luncheon with present and past members.
The birthday cake looks amazing.
Everyone enjoyed looking at past photos.
Lovely table setting.
Every one  had a good catch up.
catching up with past members.
having a drink to celebrate.

Catherine, a life member, having a few words.
Trish, Thelma & Catherine cutting the cake.
Lesley Mc. does not look very happy at winning the raffle but I know she was excited!
Catherine bought along a few quilts to show us all.
A wonderful celebration and a huge big thanks to the committee for all the hard work that went into organising the day,  As we all know it just does not happen overnight!!!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

May Show N Tell 2018

This is a fantastic Celtic Knot Wall Hanging by Bep.  She attended a class by Anna Wiliams

Another by Bep.  she bought the bag patter when she was in Melbourne at a quilt show and was very pleased to discover that it was a perfect fit for her Kindle!

This beautiful quilt, by Veronica D. is called Houses Houses Houses.  It is a pattern by Yoko Saita and Veronica has also hand quilted it.

A stack n wack quilt by Heather McL.  It is as yet unnamed and she can not remember who taught the class

This a journal cover that has been completed by Veronica D. It was started at a club retreat and was the Friday night project.

A lovely rugby quilt made by Jo B for her Granddaughter Hannah who is 9 years old and loves playing for Kaierau Rugby Club

"Chocolate Berries" a wonderful name for this beautiful quilt by Frances H.  she sourced the pattern from a Quilters Companion magazine.  Borders are still to be added.

Donna B. has made this child's quilt for no. 3 Grandchild, Isaac.  she has called it "Perry Penquin" 

A reading pillow made by Carolyn B. for a little girl who shifts houses every week between parents and she can put her favourite book inside.

Rosie N. has made numerous little picture books for her Grandchildren.

The theme for this month was  wedding or celebration in honor of the Royal Wedding coming up

"Wedding Ring" Quilt by sue E.  Made for her son & daughter in law for their wedding 2 years ago and now finally finished it!!

 40th Wedding ruby Anniversay wall hanging by Jenny R.   She made it for her Husband, Rob, 5 years ago and it will be their 45th Anniversary this month. She said  she hopes Harry does 45 years!!!