Tuesday, September 12, 2017

September Show n Tell 2017

Must first say sorry, some of the photos are a bit blurry.  I forgot to take my camera to our club day and used my cell phone. First effort of using it for photos , will need to practice!!!

Our theme for September's show n tell was "Baby"

First up is a panel that Rosie N bought awhile ago and went to a quilting class at Fox cottage, in Foxton, and this is her first effort at stippling. Well done Rosie.

This is called :Heirloom Garden" and Jenny R. made this in 2006.  It is made of 1940,1950,1960's fabric from her Mother's scrap bin. She told us it is for her Grandchildren who are yet to appear. We all have a hope chest Jenny!  She hand-quilted and embroidered it herself.

Frances H. showed us this group effort quilt. Was made for her 1st Grandaughter, Georgia Rose. Born December 2006. The Blocks were made by family members and club members

"Alphabet Baby Quilt" made by Veronica D. The pattern was out of an old A.P.&Q. magazine quite a few years ago.

A bassinet quilt by Lesley McF., made at least 35yrs ago.  the main fabric from her Mum's left over curtains and the rest is from maternity outfits etc.  She didn't realize it was a type of quilting until she saw a pattern with puffs.

Heather McL. has called this one "Funky Farmyard" and is another one in the Granny Hope chest. The bull is not strictly anatomically correct but he does have a ring in his nose!

Another by Heather, "Little Macca's Farm. Her husband gets called Macca so he said that the farmer Macca on the quilt had to have Waikato stripes on his overalls, so no guessing which team the human macca supports!!

Another for Heather's hope chest. An I Spy Quilt, 2 petals were cut from each 5in square.

Her hope chest is full!!! "Fish with Attitude" She saw the pattern in a Hamilton East quilt shop. Heather thought the fish needed a bit of jazzing up from the plain colours on the pattern.

Last one for the Baby selection and is another from Heather.  A dolls bed quilt made with 1930's 5in squares.  she made it to try out different ways of making a patch unit.

 Donna B. made this "Carat Diamond in the rough" quilt for her Mum. It was made specially for her 85th birthday.

a sampler block from Amiee's quilt shop, Palmerston North, that our club members are making. This is one by Veronica D.

Rosie N. has put this part together, from Amiee's shop, it will be a children's quilts, the big reveal is in a few months.

Frances H. attended the "Triangle" Class a few weeks ago our club organised. It was by Sheila Christensen from Quilters Lane, in Masterton. Frances brought her book and went home and enjoyed making more variations of her Triangles.

"My Menanagrie"  Judy P saw this pattern in Cottage flair in Rotorua and bought the kit.  She has made it for her latest Grandson Eddie who lives in Christchurch.
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Veronica D. has made this sewing pouch which was in the Inspirations Magazine and is a Sue Spargo pattern, she also sewed the dog pouch which was our of Yoko Saito's book Houses.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

August show n tell

Our theme for the month of August was  "Men & Boys"
This name of this quilt is "For Kevin" and is by Heather. It is a double pinwheel block and her husband Kevin liked the colours and decided it was going to be his.
A quilt by Judith A. It is her 2nd quilt she ever made and was for her son, Russell for his 10th birthday in 2002. It was well loved. The backing was interesting as well.
another by Judith, made in 2012 for her Husband's 50th and was designed by her.
"Jason's Quilt" by Carol B. Made about 30yrs ago in a class with Trish Souness. Not a lot of cotton choices way back then and the red fabric is polycotton. Also her first hand quilted quilt.
Jenny R. made this quilt called "Family Ties". It is a memory quilt of her Dad from his ties and badges. The story of his life from birth in Greytown to the end of his life in Masterton in 1998. It was completed in 2003. It won 3rd prize in viewers choice in our local quilt exhibition in 2004.
Veronica D. made this quilt, titled "Boys Toys" and hangs over his office chair.
"urban Stripe" by Helen P. It was made as another quilt for her son as a 2nd quilt. He told her one was enough!  It was entered in NANZQ (now Aotearoa Quilters) and won best use of colour.
"Grapes" by Donna B. for her husband.
A wonderful Aran jumper knitted by Rosalie and is to be raffled.
A bag made by Carol B. The pattern and netting was bought from Village Crafts in Palmerston North. She could not resist using the cat fabric and finds it a good size for all the stuff she carries  to classes.
Veronica D. with her mystery quilt block no, 4. Pattern is by Yoko Saito.
Hester modelled this wonderful waist coat she made.

front and back of Hester's "Grief Quilt"  When the package arrived she knew it was material and thought (sigh) it is a group challenge that I had to complete in 2 weeks before she headed off overseas, BUT... her friends at CCQ in Pukekohe made this quilt for her to grieve over her son's death.  The back has personal messages written on it.


"Out of Africa" by Madeline

Another by Madeline, a scrap log cabin quilt and the scrappy back.
This is for Madeline's great nephew, an "I Spy" quilt, love the back.

A baby quilt by Maureen M. It is her own design and totally from her scrapes.
"Orange Marmalade" by Frances H.  She saw the quilt in a book "By The Bundle" by Emma Jansen. Thoroughly enjoyed making this quilt from start to finish.
Pauline W. has made this mystery quilt top into a quilt for a baby with a wool blanket inside. Our club donated these quilts to the Midwivies to distribute to young Mums.
Another by Pauline, a bed runner for her Daughter. Made from scraps of Thai silk sourced in Bangkok.
Donna B. made this for her Grandson's 1st quilt at Gran's. Wonderful back.
Our block of the month project, this is the circus one by Helen P.

Veronica's block
Heather owns the green blocks, not sure who the red one belongs to. 
below is "Of the Crosses" by Hester, not quite finished yet.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

July show & tell

 We did something a little different this month, we had a colour theme for show & tell and the colour was red
these runners are by Lesley and were made in memory of her trip to her Aunties 90th Birthday in England.

Here are two Christmas wall-hangings by Madeline.
This wall hanging is called Yellow to Blue: "Have you seen Red?" and is by Helen P, It was made for the Aotearoa Quilters Red Challenge for 2013.
Kathleen E. made this table runner, pattern was from The Cloth Shop.

Sue E. made this at the Taupo Symposium.

This stunning quilt is called Fireball, made by Maureen M. It was made from a magazine pattern and she read the instructions wrong and enlarged it by 150%!!! hence the size.  It has been to world quilts in America.
Another by Maureen M., called Pohutakawa. The pattern was bought at a quilt show in 2011 and she has just finished it.
Bag made by Gabrielle about 2 years ago.

Also by Gabrielle. Was made at a class in New Plymouth at the Bernia Shop about 7yrs ago.

front & back of a very interesting bag by Donna.  It was made in a Greit Lombard class.
This is called "Love of Dad" by Jeanett. It is in memory of her Dad.
"Row by Row" by Veronica, made for a club challenge in 2007.
"Ruby Red" by Lynda. she said it was just one of those quirky things you take an instant like to.
another by Lynda, hand stitched Christmas wall hanging.
"Making Spirits Bright" also by Lynda. Stitched with gold thread, never again she said, it is terrible to stitch with!
"Roses" by Frances. It was started in 2001, from a very small photo in a APQ Magazine. She graphed it up and changed the colour/design/size. What's new? very Frances!!!
A Round Robin top that was started some years ago, by Maureen L/
two red works by Sue F.
"Summer" by Elisabeth, she took inspiration from her garden. Found the pattern in a magazine .
That was a wonderful selection of "Red" theme quilts
"Maddieds Bed Runner" by Lesley. Maddie has had a liver transplant at the age of 10yrs. Maddie has a bright orange wall so hope this matches it.
A cuddle  rug by Kaylee. It was a school holiday project she made with her Mum and is her 1st quilt. Well done Kaylee.

These items are by Kaylee's big sister Rianne and were made for an assignment. They are from the Regency era.
Rianne bought along her very 1st quilt she made when she was 12ys to show us where she started her journey.
sorry but I do not know who made this one!!!
"Crumb Quilt" by Helen P. one of the waste not-not want quilts she is making
"Green Quilt" by Maureen M.  She made it for a friend's 70th birthday, and after was told she was only 69!!!!
An eye spy quilt by Judith for her 3.5yr grandson Josiah, she thanked club members who contributed material for the quilt.
Three blocks of v
Veronica's Yoko Saito Quilt.
"Gypsy Wife" by Maureen L. Her friend Robyn and her became really addicted to making this quilt.  It is a Jen Kingwell Pattern but they found the instructions challenging.  They both completed their tops in just over a month. Whoa!!