Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November 2017 show n tell

Our theme for the November meeting was Christmas.

 
This is a Christmas bag made by Maureen L. She is travelling with her presents so thought it would be easier to have them in a special bag so they do not get damaged.
 
 
Frances H. called this wall hanging "Blue Christmas star" It was a play with a block she saw in Quiltmaker.  She really liked the star created by the log cabin blocks.
 
 
A small Christmas wall-hanging by Lyn S.  She attended a course at Waverly High School one year.
 
 
Another by Lyn. "Pukeko in a Ponga Tree". It was a Christmas gift many years ago.
 
 
This is a wonderful Heirloom Father Christmas made with a local tutor many years ago by Lesley McF.
 
 
And the back is just as stunning.
 
 
Lesley saw this idea of decorating a small table top tree on "pinterest"
 
 
This different Christmas wreath was made by Diana J.
 
 
A log cabin star by Heather McL. It was originally a corner design for a full sized quilt but she liked it better on its own as a wall hanging.
 
 
"Christmas Angel." and "Poinsetia Christmas" another by Heather and made for herself. Designed by Lois Wine.
 
 
A Red work wall hanging made in a class by a local tutor, Christina. This is another by Heather.
 
 
Heather has made these 2 table runners. This one is called Christmas Braid.
 
 
This one is to go on her lounge coffee table.
 
 
"Welcome to the North Pole" by Jenny R.  She started this in a class about 2003-2004.  It is applique with hand-stitching and machine stitching and is embellished with buttons and beads.
 
 
part of a block of the month, by Veronica
 
 
same block of the month, these ones are by Heather.
 
 
and these ones belong to Sue F. We are having a reveal day at our December meeting.
 
 
"Doodle Feather" by Heather. A class she attended by Jacqui Karl.  It gave her a chance to use some of the fancy stitches on her sewing machine.
 
 
Betty B. made these blocks a few years ago. It was a block of the month through Cloth Shop and has now actually completed it. Lovely colours.
 
 
From the Triangle class that was held a few month ago through Quilter's Lane.  sorry I do not know whose it is!!
 
 
Rosie G. is making Christmas presents as a cheaper alternative this year. These are reversible children's aprons.
 
 
and pot holders for the adults.
 
These are Christmas decorations made by Judith A.
 
Betty B. made this small wall hanging in a Gloria Loughman class a few years ago.
 

Monday, October 30, 2017

October Show n Tell 2017

A bit late in posting this blog sorry but here it is.

 
A piece of redwork by Carol B. 
 
 
Carol B. bought the pattern for the scissor keeper on trade me and when she had made it decided it was too big and she needed a smaller one, so she shrunk the pattern and made it again.
 
 
Following a class with Sheila Christensen, from Quilter's Lane, Carol made table centres for her nieces & Nephews for Christmas. Each one will be different.  2 made and 2 to go.
 


 
This table runner is by Heather McL.  It was supposed to be a 5 row BOM but the background supplied was so dark & depressing that she ended up hating it. She unpicked the blocks and re-joined them into a table runner.
 
 
Heather has called this table runner "Its starting to look like Christmas" She made it for herself as she did not have a table runner long enough for her table.
 
 
Spinning Geese by Judith A. She had 1 month to make it as a birthday gift for her cousin's 60th.
 
 
Hester made these Penny Rugs C1880's when she recently attended the Birmingham Festival of Quilts Seminar.  she told us that she had never really worked with felt before.  A very good effort.
 
 
"Mickey Mania" by Barbara C.  She made this for her niece to record her trip to Disneyland.  I did not take the photos this month, so am not sure if this is the back or front.!!
 
 
The other side of Mickey Mania.
 
 
Another by Barbara. This one is called "Ladder of Life" and is made for another niece who is not very well at the moment and she hopes this quilt will lift her spirits.
 
 
"Sweet Dreams" another by Barbara. This one is for her #3 Great Grandchild due some time soon in Australia.
 
 
Karen C. attended the Triangles class by Sheila Christensen of Quilters Lane. Lovely colours.
 
 
Our theme for October meeting was sampler quilts, here are a few of them.
This is a Saturday Sampler run at the time by Cloth Shop in 2011.  "Coffee Cream with Jaffas" by Veronica D.
 
 
This sampler is by Jo C. and is her 1st ever quilt. She attended a beginners class at Cloth Shop with Jennie Anderson.  Made in Autumn Colours.
 
 
Sorry this is a bit blurey, made by Madeline McC. was a class run by  club member Helen.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

September Show n Tell 2017

Must first say sorry, some of the photos are a bit blurry.  I forgot to take my camera to our club day and used my cell phone. First effort of using it for photos , will need to practice!!!

Our theme for September's show n tell was "Baby"



First up is a panel that Rosie N bought awhile ago and went to a quilting class at Fox cottage, in Foxton, and this is her first effort at stippling. Well done Rosie.


This is called :Heirloom Garden" and Jenny R. made this in 2006.  It is made of 1940,1950,1960's fabric from her Mother's scrap bin. She told us it is for her Grandchildren who are yet to appear. We all have a hope chest Jenny!  She hand-quilted and embroidered it herself.


Frances H. showed us this group effort quilt. Was made for her 1st Grandaughter, Georgia Rose. Born December 2006. The Blocks were made by family members and club members


"Alphabet Baby Quilt" made by Veronica D. The pattern was out of an old A.P.&Q. magazine quite a few years ago.


A bassinet quilt by Lesley McF., made at least 35yrs ago.  the main fabric from her Mum's left over curtains and the rest is from maternity outfits etc.  She didn't realize it was a type of quilting until she saw a pattern with puffs.


Heather McL. has called this one "Funky Farmyard" and is another one in the Granny Hope chest. The bull is not strictly anatomically correct but he does have a ring in his nose!


Another by Heather, "Little Macca's Farm. Her husband gets called Macca so he said that the farmer Macca on the quilt had to have Waikato stripes on his overalls, so no guessing which team the human macca supports!!


Another for Heather's hope chest. An I Spy Quilt, 2 petals were cut from each 5in square.


Her hope chest is full!!! "Fish with Attitude" She saw the pattern in a Hamilton East quilt shop. Heather thought the fish needed a bit of jazzing up from the plain colours on the pattern.


Last one for the Baby selection and is another from Heather.  A dolls bed quilt made with 1930's 5in squares.  she made it to try out different ways of making a patch unit.


 Donna B. made this "Carat Diamond in the rough" quilt for her Mum. It was made specially for her 85th birthday.



a sampler block from Amiee's quilt shop, Palmerston North, that our club members are making. This is one by Veronica D.


Rosie N. has put this part together, from Amiee's shop, it will be a children's quilts, the big reveal is in a few months.



Frances H. attended the "Triangle" Class a few weeks ago our club organised. It was by Sheila Christensen from Quilters Lane, in Masterton. Frances brought her book and went home and enjoyed making more variations of her Triangles.


"My Menanagrie"  Judy P saw this pattern in Cottage flair in Rotorua and bought the kit.  She has made it for her latest Grandson Eddie who lives in Christchurch.
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Veronica D. has made this sewing pouch which was in the Inspirations Magazine and is a Sue Spargo pattern, she also sewed the dog pouch which was our of Yoko Saito's book Houses.