Saturday, February 10, 2018

Show n Tell february 2018

Our theme for February was "Summer"
Frances H called her wall - hanging "Summertime" and was made for a challenge in 2015 by using a supplied block which was cut up to make the legs of the chair. This is a chair that she uses regularly to sit on in the garden and read a book, her favourite summertime activity.

Colleen O'N, attended a class at Cottage Flair a few years ago on lead-lighting quilting.
Jenny R, completed this wall-hanging in 2003.  It was a workshop with Kirsten Duncan started in 2002.
"Beach Belles" by Jenny R. Pattern was by Amy Bradley and was bought while on holiday. She completed it in 2014. It is hand quilted and embellished with buttons and beads.
"Denise & I & Wild Apple Trees" Made by Maureen L, and it brings back memories of a Summer Holiday around the Southern Lakes and Waitaki Valley with her friend.
On with the Show n Tell.
This very pretty quilt is by Judith A. It was a mystery challenge, quilt as you go method and was lots of fun to make.
Another by Judith A. This is called "Scattered Geese" and she made it to use up scraps.  Judith had it quilted by Paula Shailer @Rabbits Patch Quilting.
And another by Judith.  This is called "Squares in Squares" and was 3 years in the making and it is one finally for their bed!  Another quilted by Paula Shailer.
A wall-hanging by Carolyn.  She attended a Gloria Loughman class at symposium and this is one of four teaching pieces in her book.  Carolyn used it to practice sewing on her new machine.
Heather McL. has called this "I grew up to be a change mat".   She started off with the yellow fabric and worked out a patch to use up the small amount of fabric she had but it was NOT ENOUGH for a cot quilt so it is backed with shower proof fabric and became a change mat!
We all had a laugh when she showed us the Perfect Quilting clock she bought in Fiji.
"Ladies" by Rosie N.  Rosie bought the kit in Melbourne just because she liked it.
Last years challenge quilt from Aimee's Quilting, Palmerston North. These are by Rosie and Sonia.
The front & back of a bag by Carol B. She began it in 2009 and has finally finished it.
 A wall-hanging by Jenny W.  This is a pattern by Jacqui Karl and was done as a block of the month. Another quilt to go in to her stash.  Jacqui machine quilted it for her.
 This will be called "Tatam's Tasje" and is for Tatam's 8th birthday and will  have other NZ gifts inside to reflect the wonderful time Henny Burger has had in New Zealand.
Another by Henny, who was a visitor to our meeting,  They are two separate wall-hangings and are called "Summer in New Zealand".  She loved the batik fabrics and loved the landscapes in NZ.  These are her 1st quilts. Well done Henny.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

December Show n Tell

We had a Christmas Challenge at our meeting. We were divided into 5 teams and each team had a different colour scheme and a bag of assorted goodies and our challenge was to make a postcard.  A few teams made 2 cards and it was a very enjoyable and fun challenge. there were prizes for the winners and at the end of our meeting Donna auctioned them off, with great hilarity, and a sum of about $46.00 was raised for Hospic.   The winner was the blue card with the bird material.

The theme for this month's meeting was the colour Green.
This is titled "Victorian Opulence" and was made by Jenny R way back in 2002.

Carol B. made this star in a workshop in Paeroa many years ago when she went to stay with a friend.
these 2 table runners are by Carol B.  She liked the Christmas Baubles even though it was applique and the 2nd one she liked because it was not overly Christmassy.
By Pauline W. and is one of her early attempts and comes out each year.

"Koru & Clamshells" made by Heather  & Veronica who attended a workshop in 2008. The tutor was the late Barbara Bilyard and she called the technique "appliquilting"
Bep made these Christmas decorations.
"Plaid Baskets" by Jenny R.  A retreat class at Arahina in 1993, the tutor was Juliet Taylor.
"Susan's Quilt" by Susan B. It was a Mother-Daughter project and she has it displayed on her wall as she is very proud of her achievement. Well done Susan.
Heather McL made this Tiki for her son, she liked it so much she also made another for herself.

These four table centre pieces are by Carol B. They were made after she attended a class by Sheila Christensen and they are Christmas presents for her nephew and niece's.
 2 bags by Veronica D. They are for her Granddaughters.
Lesley McF. Attended a class and loved all the colours.
Another by Lesley and this was made at a class with Hester, and she said that she had a fantastic time and is very pleased with the results.
Christine T. had made this as a wedding gift for her son and new wife.  she did not know the colour scheme for their room so put in many colours.
a quilt by
Rosie N. who bought the top in Auckland and top stitched it.
Rosie also made this for her Nephew's 1st baby in London and is due in April.
Denise P. was a visitor to our club day and she bought along this quilt. It was started with the floral boarder fabric and she has made it for her friend Helen who is turning 65 and this quilt will add to her "Gold Card" hence the gold fabric.
Denise also made this woollen stocking.
Maureen L bought along this one because it is Christmas. It was made very early in her quilting life and has been enjoyed by her family for many years.
Another by Maureen and is called "New Zealand Christmas" It was made at a class when she belonged to Pinestream Quilters.  She told us that both of these quilts are going to Sydney for her Grandchildren to enjoy as she is downsizing.
this is called "Love" and is by Donna B.  It is a wedding gift for Brett. She started it at retreat in September 2017 , delivery date was for the 23rd November but it is finished now. Rosalie & Francis helped design the geckos
Donna attended a Wendy Williams class at symposium this year and made this wonderful cushion.
this is called Rosalie's Nightmare quilt as it was made with homespun and had to be undone many times as it stretched. It was started in 2011 and has finally been finished for her friend's 70th birthday .
My Christmas runner by Bep. She choose the fabric for this runner.