Thursday, December 6, 2012

Show & Tell December 1st 2012

christmas meeting 2012 

December meeting starts with  member Audrey being given a life time membership award.

Phillipa shows us a crazy patch needle keeper in batiks made by her friend in Canada.

Phillipa's sister in law made this table runner.

Phillipa was also the winner of this beautiful quilt made by
 the Rose city quilters & Quilted by
 Diane Southey.

Doreen made this very cute wall hanging called stitch bird 
 from a club book.

A proud  Geogia stands next to her butterfly & fairy quilt
 made by Frances for her birthday.

                               Maureen made this quilt for her one year old grandson.

Maureens ten year old grandson gets a  kiwiana  quilt 
polar fleece with gumboots cover the back of the quilt.

Table runners from Annette in christmas fabrics.

Alison with a selection of table mats she sells at our local art centre.

                              This lovely sewing box made by Veronica a calico christmas pattern.

Veronica also made this rugby quilt for her son, in Wanganui colours.

Some lovely stitching work in progress by Judy for her sister,
 this was started in October, great work so far.

Lesley has this christmas wall hanging ready to go 
 with a special touch of bells from mexico.

Kath  has this table runner made from a cloth shop pattern.

Carey has been busy with personalised quilts for christmas for Adrian a rugby fan.

Adrians brother gets  his own quilt too.

Adrians sister gets
this lovely quilt too great  work

Rosalie has last years saturday sampler quilt from the cloth shop almost cpmplete
awaiting borders to finish.

Lyn  made this blue light house quilt for her Grandson.

 Cute decorations.

Jenny  started this quilt in 2008 called a fire within in  blue batiks
a Barbara Bilyard pattern.

Helen has been busy working on her new  longarm machine
and here  is a great community quilt.

Veronica shows progress on her Friday night quilt group quilt,
 hand appliqued and hand quilted.

Carol with a selection of kiwiana table runners all ready as christmas gifts.

Keitha has this cute christmas wall hanging all hand appliqued.

2013  club Challenge from Wanganui home sewing centre, the  larger piece is the challenge fabric,
 also showing extra fabrics available in this range.

Have a happy christmas  and a safe and  great sewing  new year
to you all in 2013.

 Note to Santa     A new sewing machine would be nice.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

November 2012 Show and Tell

Hi everyone

Marie couldn't be at the last meeting so she asked me to do the show and tell this month. We start off with Maria's beautiful Baltimore blocks. There are 25 blocks in the quilt and Maria has done 21 of them so far. Way to go!

 These two blocks go in the corners
 Jeanette"s quilt was made for her granddaughter and is going to England.
 And this one is a present for Jeanette's grandson in Brisbane, to remind him he is a Kiwi, I think!
 This quilt was made by Quirky Quilters (formerly Chaos Quilters) Friday group for St John's.
Some of us went to the Rosalie Dace lecture in Palmerston North recently. Rosalie is a talented quilter from South Africa who toured New Zealand at the invitation of the Remarkable Symposium Committee. What a fantastic lecture it was. Rosalie challenged us to make a quilt that says who we are. Frances works on a computer in her job and was inspired by Rosalie's challenge to make this original designed based on the "Undo-Redo" button on the computer keyboard. Very cool!
 Lidy showed her completed quilt from the class we took with Gloria Loughman. Mine is still in the bag awaiting attention (along with innumerable other incomplete projects - ha!) I love Lidy's quilt. I'm not sure what she is calling it but "connected" is what it speaks to me.
 Bep, one of our newer quilters made this 3-D folded technique Christmas wall hanging,
 and this Kiwiana wall hanging. Bep is originally from The Netherlands, so I think we can say she is a Kiwi now :-)
 Rosie N made this lovely floral quilt in the postcard style. Gorgeous spring flower fabrics
 She also made these Christmas stockings for her grand children
 And this cool table runner in a pattern form Grandmother's Garden.
 The Quirky Quilters recently had a jellyroll 1600 race and here are some of the quilts and tops.
The first one up is Veronica's made from a jelly roll of 40 strips.
 The next one is also Veronica's, this time made with 48 strips
 Maureen G's is made with lovely Kaffe Fassett fabrics and I love the black squares she inserted while joining the strips together
 This one is also made by Maureen G
 Helena made this quilt top using pretty romantic fabrics.
 Heather made this lovely log cabin star quilt for Christmas
Carol has been making presents (and I apologise, I forgot to take photos of the tissue holders and thread catchers) Here are two table runners

Anne O makes her Christmas cards each year and she said this year's design is the most under-stated she has done.
And lastly, I have a newly acquired (but pre-loved) quilting machine and these are my first efforts at quilting on it. Both quilts are tops that had been hanging around for years and have now been donated as community quilts. Don't look too close at the the quilting quality :-)
I did a large meander to start off with
This one was a top I purchased, for $10, from Grandmother's Garden many years ago when I was very into
Christmas decorating.
 Then I got a bit more adventuresome
That's all, folks!