Saturday, April 14, 2012

March Meeting 2012

We had our AGM in March, which generally means a lot of talking - but we like to keep it short and sweet and as an added bonus for attending, you get to listen to an interesting speaker.  This year we had Kerry from Tulis Textiles.  Kerry was a great speaker, full of energy, you could tell she loves the life she is living.  She also had a fantastic amount and range of quilts to show us.  But she doesn't stand still ;) !  Eventually I got a couple of reasonably unblurry pictures of her and her delicious quilts.

Most of Kerry's quilts are made out of batiks, because that is her deep love and what her whole business is built around.  She gave us interesting backgrounds about batik fabrics and the way they are made.

And Kerry loves to teach and has several different classes.  I love this blue and yellow drunkard's path quilt and she had it made in the same colours but a different layout to illustrate how different it could look.

After a bite to eat we had a bit of show and tell.  

This is made by Margaret and I love the scrappy look of it against the plain background.

This is Betty's lovely stitchery quilt.  You might get a better look if you click on it to enlarge it.

Carol finished her piece started in the Jeanette De Nicolis Meyer workshop.  She cleverly used her drop cloth for the binding and it works perfectly.

This is Dolores' piece from the Jeanette class that she brought to show members who weren't  lucky enough to be at the class (it's a bit washed out from the flash unfortunately). 

And this is also Dolores' work.  She found some beautiful batik fat quarters in Kerry's stock to border it.

That's all for March.  I won't be at the April meeting but I'll try and bribe someone to take pics for me ;).  Have a great month everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Hello I am Jean. I live in London, UK, married to a NZer. We are making a trip to NZ next year with the intention of moving over for good. I am a quilter and have been for 6 years after getting the bug on a visit to NZ and seeing an incredible quilt at Fairy Springs. Kerikeri is one of the places we will be looking at for property. I would love to be part of the quilt community. Looking forward to the visit.