Saturday, December 9, 2017

December Show n Tell

We had a Christmas Challenge at our meeting. We were divided into 5 teams and each team had a different colour scheme and a bag of assorted goodies and our challenge was to make a postcard.  A few teams made 2 cards and it was a very enjoyable and fun challenge. there were prizes for the winners and at the end of our meeting Donna auctioned them off, with great hilarity, and a sum of about $46.00 was raised for Hospic.   The winner was the blue card with the bird material.

The theme for this month's meeting was the colour Green.
This is titled "Victorian Opulence" and was made by Jenny R way back in 2002.

Carol B. made this star in a workshop in Paeroa many years ago when she went to stay with a friend.
these 2 table runners are by Carol B.  She liked the Christmas Baubles even though it was applique and the 2nd one she liked because it was not overly Christmassy.
By Pauline W. and is one of her early attempts and comes out each year.

"Koru & Clamshells" made by Heather  & Veronica who attended a workshop in 2008. The tutor was the late Barbara Bilyard and she called the technique "appliquilting"
Bep made these Christmas decorations.
"Plaid Baskets" by Jenny R.  A retreat class at Arahina in 1993, the tutor was Juliet Taylor.
"Susan's Quilt" by Susan B. It was a Mother-Daughter project and she has it displayed on her wall as she is very proud of her achievement. Well done Susan.
Heather McL made this Tiki for her son, she liked it so much she also made another for herself.

These four table centre pieces are by Carol B. They were made after she attended a class by Sheila Christensen and they are Christmas presents for her nephew and niece's.
 2 bags by Veronica D. They are for her Granddaughters.
Lesley McF. Attended a class and loved all the colours.
Another by Lesley and this was made at a class with Hester, and she said that she had a fantastic time and is very pleased with the results.
Christine T. had made this as a wedding gift for her son and new wife.  she did not know the colour scheme for their room so put in many colours.
a quilt by
Rosie N. who bought the top in Auckland and top stitched it.
Rosie also made this for her Nephew's 1st baby in London and is due in April.
Denise P. was a visitor to our club day and she bought along this quilt. It was started with the floral boarder fabric and she has made it for her friend Helen who is turning 65 and this quilt will add to her "Gold Card" hence the gold fabric.
Denise also made this woollen stocking.
Maureen L bought along this one because it is Christmas. It was made very early in her quilting life and has been enjoyed by her family for many years.
Another by Maureen and is called "New Zealand Christmas" It was made at a class when she belonged to Pinestream Quilters.  She told us that both of these quilts are going to Sydney for her Grandchildren to enjoy as she is downsizing.
this is called "Love" and is by Donna B.  It is a wedding gift for Brett. She started it at retreat in September 2017 , delivery date was for the 23rd November but it is finished now. Rosalie & Francis helped design the geckos
Donna attended a Wendy Williams class at symposium this year and made this wonderful cushion.
this is called Rosalie's Nightmare quilt as it was made with homespun and had to be undone many times as it stretched. It was started in 2011 and has finally been finished for her friend's 70th birthday .
My Christmas runner by Bep. She choose the fabric for this runner.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

November 2017 show n tell

Our theme for the November meeting was Christmas.

This is a Christmas bag made by Maureen L. She is travelling with her presents so thought it would be easier to have them in a special bag so they do not get damaged.
Frances H. called this wall hanging "Blue Christmas star" It was a play with a block she saw in Quiltmaker.  She really liked the star created by the log cabin blocks.
A small Christmas wall-hanging by Lyn S.  She attended a course at Waverly High School one year.
Another by Lyn. "Pukeko in a Ponga Tree". It was a Christmas gift many years ago.
This is a wonderful Heirloom Father Christmas made with a local tutor many years ago by Lesley McF.
And the back is just as stunning.
Lesley saw this idea of decorating a small table top tree on "pinterest"
This different Christmas wreath was made by Diana J.
A log cabin star by Heather McL. It was originally a corner design for a full sized quilt but she liked it better on its own as a wall hanging.
"Christmas Angel." and "Poinsetia Christmas" another by Heather and made for herself. Designed by Lois Wine.
A Red work wall hanging made in a class by a local tutor, Christina. This is another by Heather.
Heather has made these 2 table runners. This one is called Christmas Braid.
This one is to go on her lounge coffee table.
"Welcome to the North Pole" by Jenny R.  She started this in a class about 2003-2004.  It is applique with hand-stitching and machine stitching and is embellished with buttons and beads.
part of a block of the month, by Veronica
same block of the month, these ones are by Heather.
and these ones belong to Sue F. We are having a reveal day at our December meeting.
"Doodle Feather" by Heather. A class she attended by Jacqui Karl.  It gave her a chance to use some of the fancy stitches on her sewing machine.
Betty B. made these blocks a few years ago. It was a block of the month through Cloth Shop and has now actually completed it. Lovely colours.
From the Triangle class that was held a few month ago through Quilter's Lane.  sorry I do not know whose it is!!
Rosie G. is making Christmas presents as a cheaper alternative this year. These are reversible children's aprons.
and pot holders for the adults.
These are Christmas decorations made by Judith A.
Betty B. made this small wall hanging in a Gloria Loughman class a few years ago.