Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Cotton on Quilters Christmas Meeting 2014


We had a very good turn our for our last meeting of the year.

A lovely spread for our lunch.
Our wonderful committee provided home made pavlovas and strawberries.
Maureen, once again, had beautiful Christmas hampers for our raffle.
We were told to bring along a hand made Christmas item for a display

We had a wonderful collection on display.

We voted for viewers choice  and 3rd was Jo 's 3 wise men and 2nd was Maureen's Santa Claus.
first choice went to Tracey with this beautiful Christmas Wall Hanging.
A Christmas meeting would not be complete without a few refreshments.
Show n tell was next and this is a charity quilt made by Rosalie.

We had a few visitors at our meeting and Elizabeth brought along a few quilts to show.  This is a hexagon quilt stitched all by hand.

She also had this lovely hand embroidered quilts.
A lovely bright orange and pink butterflies quilt.
 The things you do for your Grandaughter! Frances made this "Astrid" skirt from ties.
Carol showed this 9 square block made from Hawaiin Material.

 Andrea started this colourful quilt 10 years ago!

A wall hanging by Jo. It is for her Mother.

This is by Barbara, it was a mystery quilt run by our club.
A lovely Owl quilt by Judy Ar.
Rosie N. made this from a kit by Grandmother's garden.
She completed this quilt top at our recent U.F.O. night.
This it to be a picnic quilt. kit was from Cushla's Quilt shop in Waihi.

Rosie also made this grey & pink quilt.
A beautiful Christmas Wreath cross stitch by Judy A.

Audrey has made these Christmas place-mats. She has had the material for 25yrs!

A village stitched in black, a Christmas table runner.

Keitha has been making bags again.

These pretty aprons are by Veronica.
A hand quilted table runner by Dianna.
An old fashioned embroidery wall hanging by Bep.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

November Show N Tell 2014.

Cotton On quilters held their exhibition last month and this quilt by Alison B won the Viewers Choice. Congratulations Alison, it was a well deserved win.

Jenny's cat wall hanging came 2nd, beautiful work Jenny.

This lovely shoe quilt came in 3rd and is by Denise and this is her 2nd quilt that she has ever made. Amazing work.
These coffee place mats and runner are by Doreen.

A lovely purple heart quilt by Doreen as well.

This is a made to measure sewing machine cover by Frances. Her machine sits down in a machine table and this cover fits over it perfectly.

Jeanette is into the bag making for presents.

Diane has made a lovely Owl Quilt.
and a bright Christmas Runner by Diane as well.

This Beach Ladies Quilt is by Jenny, we had fun picking out which lady we thought we were!

Sonia made this bright quilt.

and she also made these lovely children's aprons, with a yummy recipe printed on them.

This is a raw edge quilt made by Heather.

Heather also made this Tiki wall hanging.

A great fish quilt, nice and bright, by Heather .

and another by Heather.  Lovely colour combination.
Heather has had a few busy months. This is a striking quilt.

This is a wedding gift, made by Madeline. She had made lots of buntings to hang for her niece's wedding and later made them into a quilt.

This is also a wedding quilt made by Madeline.

A close up of the middle square.

And a close up of the corner squares.

This is a lovely bright yellow Dresden Plate Quilt by Judy A.

Maureen G. has also been making bags.

And Maureen also made this Bed Runner.

These cosy slippers and small work bag were made by Carol.

Love this mesh bag by Carol.

These slippers are by Veronica.

Audrey made these Mr & Mrs Smith dolls and bags for her grandchildren.
Audrey brightened up these large tea towels.

A beautiful hand embroidery wall hanging by Veronica.

This is another bag by Carol.
We had a  Speaker at our November Meeting, one of our members is also into Wood Turning and she bought along a few pieces that have won National and Regional prizes.

Tracey said that it is just like piecing quilts together, but wood is not as forgiving as material!

The pieces were amazing.