Monday, May 30, 2011

March Show and Tell

MARCH - A club day for Cotton on Quilters that was a hive of industry and activity.
Helen offered us the opportunity to sign up for the Saturday Block of the Month from the Cloth Shop in Palmerston North. Thirty seven club members agreed to take part in this. It was first expected that there would be only a few members taking part and the sewing of our blocks would be part of our techniques training which is a regular activity in our club. But, with the numbers who decided to do this it was an all out hive of industry while Helen attempted to assist those less able to decipher the written instructions we received with our blocks.
The photographs below indicate the activity that took place.

Sewing space was at a premium

Queues met at cutting boards

and ironing boards

and yet we managed to complete our block of the month.

It was also the day we handed in our quilts to prepare for the exhibition
Lorraine and Janice carefully recorded each quilt on computer

A mammoth task which drew a sigh of relief when completed.

After all the other activities of the day came the Show and Tell.

Leslie made this quilt using some printed fabrics

Rosemarie's waist coat. Really smart!
Keitha, one of our newer members has produced this scrap quilt.
A great blend of colour Keitha.

Janice is an artist and there is no doubt about the joy it is to see your work Janice
Tracy showed us two quilts she has made recently
and Poppies.
Thanks Tracy no need to be shy about your achievements. They are beautiful.

February Show and Tell

Every one was so glad to be meeting all their friends after the Christmas break. There was a general buzz at club today.

The first up for show and tell was Carol with her Cat Christmas Stocking and mug rug. We never know what you are going to come up with Carol.

and mug rug.
We never know what you are going to come up with Carol.

Lyn has made a gift for her friend of a Casserole Carrier and Oven Mitten. Am I the friend Lyn!

Karen has completed her landscape from last year's workshop and made a small quilt.
I love the way you have incorporated the fern appliqué. A typical N.Z. touch Karen

Frances has made two lovely little handbags for her grand-daughters.
One wanted a fairy, The other a wise old owl.

What happy little grand-daughters they must be, Frances

December Show and Tell was brief but there was some showing of fine quality work.

The first was this Christmas Trees and Star Wall hanging.

Marie showed us one of her first quilts. There was some fine machine quilting.

This is a view of Marie's quilt from the back

Pauline's quilt was very colourful

Linda's Christmas table runner was also beautifully quilted
This is a view from the back of Linda's table runner

Veronica has completed her "Stack and Whack

Heather's Christmas table runner.

Karen has completed her pin-wheel quilt.

Maureen has been busy with her Christmas stocking. It's stunning Maureen