Sunday, July 9, 2017

July show & tell

 We did something a little different this month, we had a colour theme for show & tell and the colour was red
these runners are by Lesley and were made in memory of her trip to her Aunties 90th Birthday in England.

Here are two Christmas wall-hangings by Madeline.
This wall hanging is called Yellow to Blue: "Have you seen Red?" and is by Helen P, It was made for the Aotearoa Quilters Red Challenge for 2013.
Kathleen E. made this table runner, pattern was from The Cloth Shop.

Sue E. made this at the Taupo Symposium.

This stunning quilt is called Fireball, made by Maureen M. It was made from a magazine pattern and she read the instructions wrong and enlarged it by 150%!!! hence the size.  It has been to world quilts in America.
Another by Maureen M., called Pohutakawa. The pattern was bought at a quilt show in 2011 and she has just finished it.
Bag made by Gabrielle about 2 years ago.

Also by Gabrielle. Was made at a class in New Plymouth at the Bernia Shop about 7yrs ago.

front & back of a very interesting bag by Donna.  It was made in a Greit Lombard class.
This is called "Love of Dad" by Jeanett. It is in memory of her Dad.
"Row by Row" by Veronica, made for a club challenge in 2007.
"Ruby Red" by Lynda. she said it was just one of those quirky things you take an instant like to.
another by Lynda, hand stitched Christmas wall hanging.
"Making Spirits Bright" also by Lynda. Stitched with gold thread, never again she said, it is terrible to stitch with!
"Roses" by Frances. It was started in 2001, from a very small photo in a APQ Magazine. She graphed it up and changed the colour/design/size. What's new? very Frances!!!
A Round Robin top that was started some years ago, by Maureen L/
two red works by Sue F.
"Summer" by Elisabeth, she took inspiration from her garden. Found the pattern in a magazine .
That was a wonderful selection of "Red" theme quilts
"Maddieds Bed Runner" by Lesley. Maddie has had a liver transplant at the age of 10yrs. Maddie has a bright orange wall so hope this matches it.
A cuddle  rug by Kaylee. It was a school holiday project she made with her Mum and is her 1st quilt. Well done Kaylee.

These items are by Kaylee's big sister Rianne and were made for an assignment. They are from the Regency era.
Rianne bought along her very 1st quilt she made when she was 12ys to show us where she started her journey.
sorry but I do not know who made this one!!!
"Crumb Quilt" by Helen P. one of the waste not-not want quilts she is making
"Green Quilt" by Maureen M.  She made it for a friend's 70th birthday, and after was told she was only 69!!!!
An eye spy quilt by Judith for her 3.5yr grandson Josiah, she thanked club members who contributed material for the quilt.
Three blocks of v
Veronica's Yoko Saito Quilt.
"Gypsy Wife" by Maureen L. Her friend Robyn and her became really addicted to making this quilt.  It is a Jen Kingwell Pattern but they found the instructions challenging.  They both completed their tops in just over a month. Whoa!!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

June 2017 Show N Tell


Here are a selection of blocks from a mystery quilt some of our members have completed. They have been organised through Amiee's Homestead in Palmerston North.
This is Noah's Ark Panel and has been turned into a community quilt by Donna B.
Frances H. has completed this car hanger for her Grand-daughters to store their "stuff" in the back seat of her car. A brilliant idea.
Another bag, this one has been made by Veronica D.  She has called it her Hedgehog Bag and it is nice and roomy inside.
This quilt is called "Celestial Craze"and is by Hester.  It was inspired by her Son's talents and then commitment to the Hare Krichna movement.
"Ruth's Quilt" pattern source is Leanne Beasley and was made by Sue F. The fabric was sourced from her stash and the stitcheries gave her something to do over the winter months.
A close up of the stitchery.
Veronica D. had celebrated a "O" birthday recently and the cake was made by her Sister In Law.  All edible and a real work of art.

This zip up box was made by Carol B. who saw the pattern on line and it intrigued her. She found it fun to make and is going to use it herself.
A lovely pair of knitted socks by Rosie B.  Jenny W bought the wool & needles to make them herself but she only knitted 4 rows before she "threw them out of the cot" and told Rosie she could have them. Rosie completed them and gave them back.

Monday, May 15, 2017

May Show n Tell 2017


A sample of some members blocks for the Mystery  Challenge run by Amiee's Homestead Quilt shop in Palmerston North.
This is Karl's Quilt" by Donna. He had a special 0 birthday and she has added all his favourite things.

The back of the quilt incorporated a panel.

And a close up of the important label.
Betty B. has had these Amish embroideries for awhile and really does not have the wall space for them so would like to sell them and the money will be for the Vanuatu Project Cyclone Damage Fund which her Daughter & Granddaughters are part of.  The are helping rebuild schools & getting education tools, medical provisions etc .
 This wall hanging is called "What Are we Looking At" by Betty. It was inspired by Laurel Birch,  she used her cat and idea of a garden and then as Betty does, did her own thing!
This lovely quilt is by Maureen L. and is called "Nellie Emma". It was a 2016 Club Book Challenge by Barbara Brackmans "Threads of Memory" Maureen put it together her way.
"Mini Fun fair" cot quilt made by JudyP. The pattern is by "Melly & Me" and was made for her daughter's best friend's girl Quinley. Nice & colourful.
A mini iron board & cover by Rosie N.  when she was in Adelaide recently she saw a similar item in a big button shop and it had a price of $120.00 on it and thought I can make that!  Rosie has made it with 2 large table mats and it went together very quickly.
A request was put to our club by the Mid Wives association to see if we could make cot quilts.  They wanted to use the 2nd hand woollen blankets that they had purchased to give to new Mum's. The blankets have been used either as the backing or the batting or had applique added to the front.  A fantastic effort by our club members .