Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Xmas Dinner

Our club Christmas celebrations this year included a sit-down, fully catered 'traditional' cold ham, cold turkey, new potatoes and salad dinner. It was a wonderful meal well complemented by the festive table setting. Members each contributed and received a hand made xmas cracker with quilty contents and Frances contributed a poem which she recited just before the dessert was served:

The daughter of the farrier
Could find no one to marry her,
Because she said
She would not wed
A man who could not carry her.
The foolish girl was wrong enough,
And had to wait quite long enough;
For as she sat
She grew so fat
That nobody was strong enough.

It didn't appear to deter anyone from helping themselves to the little pavlova desserts!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

October Show & Tell

It is now November and I need to put up the October show & Tell before the November stuff. I have got behind!!

At the October meeting Carol demonstrated how to do really accurate piecing with freezer paper for our Techniques Training session. Can you see her Featherweight Singer. That is a real sweetie of a machine (and I covet it mightily):
Anita and Colleen basting a quilt:
This is a beautiful Bible Block Quilt that Phillipa is making to hang in her church:
Veronica's Cats
Margalite makes quilts to go on beds. This is the first of 3:
And the second:
And the third:
Wow, what an output. Isn't that Stack 'n' Whack fabulous? Do you think blue is one of her favourite colours?

This is Jenny's Quilt:
A cool handbag made by Pauline:
Carol did an internet challenge based on colours starting with the letters of her name. She is holding a very cute drawstring bag made from 2 fat quarters:
These are pincushions Carol got from and internet swap. I love the egg!
And this is a really cool fun quilt:
Frances made this Shabby Chic basket quilt:
Helen H did a wonderul piece of discharge dyeing:
Audrey made these 2 cat wall hangings:
Very cute cats!
And this sweet table runner:
That's all, folks (until next time)

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

September Show & Tell

A bit late I know and there is still October to do (August Show & Tell didn't get photographed.) I'm not sure if I can remember all of who made what and I've forgotten most of the "Tell" part and some of the photos are less than best, but here it is:

First we start with a quilt-pounce demonstration from Ruth:
Lorraine's baby quilt:
And her cot quilt for Raetihi:
Karen's baby quilt
Judy's Black & White Ferns:
Pauline's Asian Quilt:
Jeans's cushion:
Jean's Quilt:
Jean's Table Runner:
Joy's Go Bag:
Kiwiana Hearts:
Bright Quilt
Colleen's Fruit:
Frances' Flower:
Heathers first trapunto:
Janice's Four Season's Internet Swap
Shattered Poppies
Ruth's Rosedbuds (completely hand pieced and hand quilting in progress):
Redwork Angels
Rae's Flower Quilt:

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Off To The Quilter's We Go

The raffle quilt is all basted up and will be on its way to Bev for quilting sometime this week. A huge thanks to everyone who contributed.

Photos from September's Show & Tell are ready for posting but it is time for bed! I will get them up during the week.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

The Piecing is Done!

The raffle quilt is now to the basting stage. The first picture shows the centre 100 blocks pieced together.

The second photo shows the borders and corner blocks added. The first photo is truer to the actual colour.

We will baste it up at club day tomorrow and then the quilting will get done. Yippee!

Monday, August 20, 2007

The Borders Are Done!

The four borders and four corner blocks of the raffle quilt are now complete:

Don't they look great! All I have to do now is trim up the blocks for the centre and get them pieced together. I wonder how long that will take?

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Test Post

Our blog has disappeared! this post is to check if I can still post.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

New Workshop and Raffle Quilt Progress

We have organised a new workshop for later in the year. Dianne Southey will teach us the skills of discharge dyeing on Sunday 18 November. A sign-up sheet will be at the next club meeting along with some class samples.

This is the pile of most of the centre blocks for the raffle quilt. They just need stitiching together and the centre will be done. Thanks to everyone for stitching, and especially to Barbara C, who did heaps!

A big thank you to Rae B for stitching the leaves, most of the flowers and berries on a side border. Here it is with the corner blocks and another side border which I am working on. Frances is working on the third one and Audrey has done the flowers on the fourth. I just need to get the last 2 corners started and we will be "cooking with gas"! Things are coming together nicely.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

July Show & Tell - Part 6

This is Alice's very first quilt. Amazing!
Lesley also finished her Triple F Challenge from last year:
And her Faces quilt from the Anna Williams workshop:
Lynette showed this lovely Miniature Baltimore:

July Show & Tell - Part 5

Colleen showed her beautiful New York Beauty:
The next 3 are also by Colleen and are from Mary Transom workshops she has attended. We have booked Mary as a club tutor for next year. I don't think we will have any difficulty in filling the spaces. The first is a sea scene:
Joy (our community quilts coordinator) said the other day that she felt all community quilted out and here she is showing the first 2 in the next stockpile already! the first is from a pattern demonstrated on Simply Quilts:
And the second is a lovely I-Spy: