Sunday, December 14, 2008

December 08

I have performed my last official duty as President of Cotton On Quilters, a position I have held for the last 4 years. It has been a great time and I have enjoyed every minute of it. It has been busy at times which is why this blog has not been kept current, especially this year! However, I have promised to change this. My 'off the committee' position is to keep the blog current. The posts will continue to be labeled as uploaded by 'president' - that's me - not the current president :-)

I wasn't able to attend the December meeting as I was attending my mother's 80th birthday but Veronica did a great job of taking pictures for us. The first few are of the lunch tables:

We had a decorated box competition, which was won by Veronica with her ingenious Christmas pudding. the lid comes right off and the gift goes inside - well done, Veronica!

Show and Tell was mostly Christmas themed - as can be expected at this time of the year. COQ members who also attend a Thursday group brought along their Christmas round robins to show. These were contributed by Jean, Donna and Helen A:

Donna finished her Christmas stocking:
Audrey and Carol made these very funky Christmas boots:

Lesley's table runner

Madeline's table centre and Rather Christmas wall hanging"
Annette's cornucopia:
Sue made this lovely blue horses quilt:

and Veronica this string scrap quilt:

Pauline made these Happy Villages landscapes from our Karen Eickmeier workshop run by Diane Southy:

Helen A made this lovely quilt for her great niece. It is called All Sorts. A great way to showcase converstion prints:
This huge quilt was made by Annette, a great pattern:
This japanese fabric quilt was made by Audrey and Carol:
Frances, the new president, has signed up for Susan Claire's new block of the month. Susan's original-designed quilt won Best Bed Quilt in the recent NANZQ exhibition held in conjunction with the Quilt and Craft fair in Hamilton a few months ago. It is a stunning quilt and Frances fell in love with it.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Cotton-On Quilters' Show 2008

Well, the show is over and done. I will leave Helen to provide a report but here are pictures! You can see all the pictures in the album here or watch the show below. If you want larger versions of any of the photo files for printing please email me (Janice) with the image number which is in the bottom right hand corner of the picture. You will need to go to the link above and look at it full size to see the number. I can also provide a cd of all the images if you want one - details in the next newsletter.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

December Show & Tell

Now that January is nearly over I thought it was time to put up the show & tell from the December meeting :-)

First up is Margaret's kiwiana placements:
Then Maria's version of the very popular Chris Barrington Santa:

Veronica loves everything cowboy:
Including the coffee. I have this Jacqui Karl pattern too, but it lies around in its plastic sleeve waiting for a caffeine fix:
Judy made this beautiful quilt of falling autumn leaves:
And this is June's lovely kiwiana themed quilt:
Margalite has been really inspired by Jane Sassaman's book. A fantastic way to use solid homespun fabric:

Eileen has made a wonderfully subtle star quilt:
It took her a while and the leaf blocks started out as another quilt but Frances' shadow autumn leaf quilt is stunning:
Jean's Children's quilt - really cute:
Joy is our community quilt organiser and she makes great kids quilts:
Love those snake heads!
Anita showed us her snowball quilt:
Bernice finished her Rookie Class quilt. I am very proud of her:
She did the class with her daughter Donna. Bernice was tickled pink when she finished her quilt before Donna.
The Christmas Angel graced our end of year lunch with her presence:

And the lunch was really rummy. a great way to end a busy quilt club year.