Saturday, June 10, 2017

June 2017 Show N Tell


Here are a selection of blocks from a mystery quilt some of our members have completed. They have been organised through Amiee's Homestead in Palmerston North.
This is Noah's Ark Panel and has been turned into a community quilt by Donna B.
Frances H. has completed this car hanger for her Grand-daughters to store their "stuff" in the back seat of her car. A brilliant idea.
Another bag, this one has been made by Veronica D.  She has called it her Hedgehog Bag and it is nice and roomy inside.
This quilt is called "Celestial Craze"and is by Hester.  It was inspired by her Son's talents and then commitment to the Hare Krichna movement.
"Ruth's Quilt" pattern source is Leanne Beasley and was made by Sue F. The fabric was sourced from her stash and the stitcheries gave her something to do over the winter months.
A close up of the stitchery.
Veronica D. had celebrated a "O" birthday recently and the cake was made by her Sister In Law.  All edible and a real work of art.

This zip up box was made by Carol B. who saw the pattern on line and it intrigued her. She found it fun to make and is going to use it herself.
A lovely pair of knitted socks by Rosie B.  Jenny W bought the wool & needles to make them herself but she only knitted 4 rows before she "threw them out of the cot" and told Rosie she could have them. Rosie completed them and gave them back.

Monday, May 15, 2017

May Show n Tell 2017


A sample of some members blocks for the Mystery  Challenge run by Amiee's Homestead Quilt shop in Palmerston North.
This is Karl's Quilt" by Donna. He had a special 0 birthday and she has added all his favourite things.

The back of the quilt incorporated a panel.

And a close up of the important label.
Betty B. has had these Amish embroideries for awhile and really does not have the wall space for them so would like to sell them and the money will be for the Vanuatu Project Cyclone Damage Fund which her Daughter & Granddaughters are part of.  The are helping rebuild schools & getting education tools, medical provisions etc .
 This wall hanging is called "What Are we Looking At" by Betty. It was inspired by Laurel Birch,  she used her cat and idea of a garden and then as Betty does, did her own thing!
This lovely quilt is by Maureen L. and is called "Nellie Emma". It was a 2016 Club Book Challenge by Barbara Brackmans "Threads of Memory" Maureen put it together her way.
"Mini Fun fair" cot quilt made by JudyP. The pattern is by "Melly & Me" and was made for her daughter's best friend's girl Quinley. Nice & colourful.
A mini iron board & cover by Rosie N.  when she was in Adelaide recently she saw a similar item in a big button shop and it had a price of $120.00 on it and thought I can make that!  Rosie has made it with 2 large table mats and it went together very quickly.
A request was put to our club by the Mid Wives association to see if we could make cot quilts.  They wanted to use the 2nd hand woollen blankets that they had purchased to give to new Mum's. The blankets have been used either as the backing or the batting or had applique added to the front.  A fantastic effort by our club members .


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Show n Tell April 2017

Our Guest Speaker this month was Hugh Ramage who gave us a talk on the life of Mr Singer and about the invention of the Singer Sewing Machines. A very interesting talk and enjoyed by all .

This quilt is titled "A City That Never Sleeps" and is by Elisabeth.  She told us that she was at the Apple Basket Quilt Shop one day and saw a group working on a Tula Pink Quilt and felt so inspired that she went home and ordered the book and started on this quilt.  She has only done 70 blocks!!! and picked the ones that were easy

a close up of the quilting.  She told us that now she is doing a 2nd one out of scraps and is up to block no. 50 !
Another by Elisabeth called "Antique Bargello"  She went to a class and was taught the technique of Bargello. The Tutor was Janet Bridgette.

"Piwakawaka" (NZ Fantail) designed by Colleen at Grandmother's Garden and was stitched by Alison .

This is mounted on canvas and is called "My City" Hester attended a jelly plate class using poster paints, black, gold & silver accents within the stitched lines.
"Seasons Arye" by Hester and was made following on from the Jelly Plate Class. This one has been painted, stitched and accents added.
Another by Hester.  She attended a class in making a city from 10 fabrics, accent painting & highlighted the stitching.

Kathleen E. was watching past recordings of Alex Anderson on the Living Channel and the guest demonstrator was Gwen Marston on making fibre books It caught her imagination and she made some.
This is the mug Frances takes to work and ....

She saw the picture on Pinintrest and thought she would have a go at making this mug bag. She is definitely not making another.....
Our club is participating in the Mystery Quilt run by "Aimee's Homestead Quilts" Here is a block from the children's quilt and is by Susie and Rosie N
This is the other choice and these two were completed by Morag & Heather.