Monday, January 30, 2012

Jeanette DeNicolis Meyer Workshop

Renowned international fabric artist  Jeanette DeNicolis Meyer  is coming to Northland.  She will be teaching a two-day course on designing and collage with translucent fabrics.

Quilt and Collage with Translucent Fabrics
Discover the design and color world that opens up while composing quilts or fabric collages with layers of luscious silk organza and crisp cotton organdy. We will begin by producing a gem-like palette of translucent fabric with easy to use paints and then proceed to the design wall, where new colors and shapes will emerge as the translucent fabrics are layered. We will also produce a technique sampler notebook as we experiment with fusing and a variety of machine and hand-sewn seams to explore the design possibilities different finished edges can provide.

Dates:   March 10th and 11th 2012

Location:   Whangarei, venue to be advised

Cost:   $115.00 per person.  $40.00 non-refundable deposit.  Limited places available.

Contact:   Charlotte Scott  09 404 0644

Brought to you by the combined efforts of Whangarei and Kerikeri Patchwork and Quilting Clubs. 

Jeanette’s website:

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2012 Exhibition

January sees our guild busily preparing for our annual exhibition.  This year it was in a new venue - the Kerikeri Primary School Hall.  Larger and brighter, it certainly gave us more room to stand back and view the quilts.  It was also a smaller exhibition this year than usual.

My little darlings couldn't resist sneaking into a couple of shots - sorry!  I hope you enjoy having a virtual tour.  I daresay I've missed a couple of pieces here and there and apologies for that.

I took a close up of this one to show the beautiful cream-on-cream machine embroidery.

This dinosaur quilt is our delightful second prize for our raffle.  This was won by Sue Berquist, a member's sister.  First prize (below) was won by Robin Boud of Kohematama - congratulations!

Our merchant this year was The Country Yard and I was going to get a picture of their lovely bunting - but seem to have missed it.  I probably got too caught up in looking at all their lovely merchandise.  Many thanks Kerryn and friends for putting up a great stall.

Hope you enjoyed the show and here's hoping we are able to use the same venue next year and we have a bigger number of quilts to fill it.