Saturday, May 4, 2013

April Show and Tell

Welcome to April's show and tell for the Kerikeri Patchwork and Quilting Club.

Daryl made this very effective quilt - just the binding left to sew down. 

This was made for Community Quilts and is a true scrap quilt, but the consistent use of lights and darks helps it stay cohesive.  Donella quilted it with big circles and diagonals (click on it for a closer look).

This is a lovely quilt made by Carol d R. from donated fabric from the generous Caroline P.  It was so lovely that it was picked specially to give to Lonsdale Park (the facility where we hold our twice-yearly retreats) to help them raise money as they celebrate 75 years.

The photo above and below show the two sides of a really neat quilt made for a male relative of Judy's.  Denim on one side and flannel on the other.  A true reduce, reuse and recycle quilt.  

The next three quilts below were all made by our very own Shirley (ok, so we share her with Whangarei).  Shirley had a lovely two-page write up on her quilts and her quilting life in the latest edition of New Zealand Quilter.  For that matter, there was also a nice article written about our Club's January exhibition.  So if you haven't seen the articles, head down to your local bookshop and pick up a copy.

The background fabric on the quilt above is discharge dyed, and the leaf fabric was one of those 'can't resist' purchases.

Gaylene showed these cute sets of placemats, tea cosy and coasters made from scraps that no-one knew what to do with.  They'll be for sale at the Kaitaia exhibition (I'll try and find out dates etc).

And here's my little gremlin holding up a kereru wallhanging I'd completed (he didn't stand very still for the photo!)

Now in other news:

Saturday Stitch and Chat

Kerikeri Patchwork and Quilting Club are organizing a monthly Saturday Stitch and Chat. 

Are you a quilter but can’t make the club’s Tuesday meetings?  Are you a beginner who needs some help?  Would you like to learn to make quilts but don’t know where to start?  Are you an accomplished patchworker who is willing to share their knowledge?

Come along to Cherry Park House on Landing Road, Kerikeri from 11am till 4pm on Saturday May 18th to join in.

All welcome: members, non-members, traditionalists, modern patch-workers, hand-quilters, art-quilters, male or female, beginners, dabblers, obsessed….

Bring your own lunch, your project to work on (if you have one) and $1 to help cover room hire and tea and coffee.

For more info, please email Charlotte (address is on my profile)


  1. Hi I just stumbled upon your blog and was wondering if you were having another stitch and chat in June? I am a complete beginner, as in have not made a thing but I am very keen to learn. Just not sure how to go about it.

    Cheers Tash.

    1. Hi Tash, we'll be having another stitch and chat on June 15th. It will be at Cherry Park House again and from 11am till 4pm. Come along and check out what other people are doing and we can point you in the right direction for starting something of your own.