Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Cotton Theory Series.

Just a quick note to say that Valerie's quilt, shown in the last post, was made from a pattern in Betty Cotton's 'Cotton Theory Series - Book Two'.  You can find out more here.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

August Show and Tell Bonanza!

Terri showed off a bright little cot quilt started at our last all day madness.

Judith's Crazy Cats is so fantastically vibrant it just about jumps off the wall.

Christine showed us a beautiful appliqued quilt.

Bia hand quilted this beauty.

Stephanie's masterpiece is not done justice by this photo.

Jane's Christmas themed table runner. 

Suzanne was very glad to finish the machine quilting on this lovely piece.

Beatrice thought we might be interested in these pieces after we had a talk by the weavers and spinners a month or two back.  The centre cardigan, made in the 70's, is dog hair!

Carol was wanting a quick project, but got a little carried away.  Beautiful autumn colours.

Valerie's masterpiece for her daughter.

Here's a closeup.  It's a quilt as you go and it has an intricate 3D texture.

And everyone was fascinated!  I had to take this pic of everyone crowding round to get a better look!

Suzanne's daughter's first composition - I see a new masterquilter in the making.

Julie has been very productive and had several lovely little projects to show.

This is a bag of Julie's.

Julie's again.

And there will be no mistaking who is sewing behind the door that this hangs on.

These are funky little containers made by Beatrice.

Margaret made this just for her!

And she made us all laugh with the tale of how this wall hanging came about.  Yes, those Minties are fake!

This is a quilt top I've finished, but hopefully it will have been quilted and sent to it's new owner by the next meeting.

Wow.  That was quite the Show and Tell.  I guess it's coming towards spring and all those rainy days of winter have been put to good use.  Happy quilting everyone!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Summer Fun in Wintertime.

Just a preview for those who didn't see them at the last meeting.  Here are eight of the jandal blocks for the second prize children's quilt "Jaunty Jandals" for our January 2011 exhibition.  There is one more to add and I'll be getting that at the next meeting. 

Exhibition Dates: 
Friday 14th January 2011 to Monday 17th January 2011
Kingston House, Kerikeri

Mark your diaries everyone!  And group members - have you thought about your exhibition entry yet?

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Snippets from the Newsletter

These are some snippets from the newsletter with important info and dates for you!

October Retreat – 8th, 9th and 10th October - This is a fun weekend away from 10am Friday to after lunch Sunday where all you have to worry about is your quilting, eating, sleeping and generally having fun. It will cost you $20 plus your share of the food. You need to pay to seal your place. It will be first in first served. So you can either forward your cheque to Ingrid or pay her at the August meeting when you will be advised of your share of the food.

Not quite the view from retreat - but it's still like having a holiday!

Christmas Party/Luncheon – Only a few months now until Christmas. So here is a date and a bit of information to put in your diary. Tuesday 23rd November, Kingston House, $15.00 per head. Beryl and her team are starting preparations for this fun event. More information in the September Newsletter.

Fat Quarter Block of the Month – Hope you are all going well putting your last blocks together. At the August meeting Suzanne will have her book and we can all bring our blocks and have a group meeting to get ideas for setting these blocks out. We are planning to have the big reveal of quilt tops at the September meeting. Suzanne has a prize for the person with the least amount of pieces left over and we will have a mini-exhibition for all the Club members to vote for viewer’s choice who will win a copy of the book! Get sewing, everyone!

Here's a couple of my blocks from the Fat Quarter Block of the Month.  I decided to do two quilts the same, but in different colours (what was I thinking!!)

See you all on the 24th August for our next meeting!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Workshop Dates

Check your diaries, ladies!  We are lucky to have booked Sonya Prchal for a Fabric Painting Workshop on Saturday 4th September 2011.  It will be a full day, with painting backgrounds in the morning and applique and free motion techniques in the afternoon. 

Sonya will be tutoring at the Remarkable Symposium in 2011 and you can learn more about her by reading her profile on their website.  (And you can find the link to the main webpage for Symposium off to the left there - go have a nosey, it's exciting stuff!)

If you're interested, bookings and payments ($30) will be taken at the August meeting.  If you can't make it to the meeting, phone Charlotte (number's on your member list) and I'll see you right.

I hope to have pictures of Sonya's work up here soon - so check back again, it's gorgeous!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Show and Tell for July.

We were lucky to see some beautiful work at our July meeting. 

A lovely wall hanging from Ingrid.

Margaret regaled us with the wonderful story of her jacket and was proud to let us know that the fantastic "Phoebe's Quilt", has won more prizes.

Diann's beautiful quilt called "North Carolina Holiday".

A bright and breezy quilt from me.

And some bassinet quilts for Kawakawa Maternity Unit made with the scraps.

And another for the Maternity Unit.

I reckon I've saved the best for last!  Zoom in on Lyn's bag to see her detailed work!  Lyn's a new member from last month.  Welcome!  Lets hope we get to see more lovely work from her soon.