Thursday, September 6, 2018

September Show N Tell

This table runner is called "Starry Runner" and was made by Carol B.  Lovely vibrant colours.
Another by Carol, this is a Christmas Wall-Hanging and was stitched by her and she has used French General fabrics.
Carol has once again been very busy quilting.  Another wall - hanging and was made in a class with Frances and she has finally finished the top!
Carol found the pattern for these fabric baskets on Craftsy and were made using FQs.
This is a "Memory Wallhanging" and was made by Pauline W.  Her Granddaughter, Katherine, wanted a wall hanging of her Daughter Jade's favourite stretch n grows.  An awesome idea and a beautiful wall hanging.
Judith A. has made a little boy very happy with this sweat-shirt.

another by Judith, it is an Eye Spy Quilt.  A wonderful pattern.
This is called "Harlequin" and was made by Mary B.  It was from a kit by Jinny Beyer and Mary bought it to get her out of her comfort zone of only working with murky colours.  A wonderful effort.
Our club members have been busy making community quilts and this one has been made by Madeline McC.
This one was made by Frances H
Another community quilt and was put together by Rosie N. and quilted by Joy E.
 Another one for the chosen community but not too sure who the quilter is, sorry.
and the final one for the show n tell was by Veronica D.

Monday, August 13, 2018

August 2018 Show N Tell

Well not a very big post this month, we had a large number of apologies at our monthly meeting, so this will be short and sweet.
 Judith A. has completed this scrappy quilt.  Lovely bright colours.
Another by Judith A. again nice bright colours.
This quilt, along with a few others, was handed in to St. Vincent's so Madeline is going to finish and quilt them and then raffle them.  Lovely idea.
Our theme for this month was bags.  This one is by Heather.
And another by Heather, this one was hand woven (not by her) and she bought it while in Fiji.
Lynda K. made this bag and also the lovely embroidery. 

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!!!