Friday, September 13, 2013

August Show and Tell

This month's show and tell is full of Community Quilts that were finished as a result of July's stitching day.  These are quilts made to be given to people in need, whether it be through community groups or to individuals.

We joked that we should just call it Daryl's show and tell!  Daryl holds all the donated fabrics.  She organises the stitching days, often planning and cutting dozens of quilts before hand.  And of course, she naturally does a lot of stitching on them also.  Gold medal required!

I'm pretty sure that the quilt above is actually for Daryl this time!  She made it from a book called 'Sunday Morning Quilts'.  It's called a confetti quilt, designed to use up all your little scraps - they are all raw edge and quilted directly on.  Daryl only has the binding to finish now.

These are from Carol and are examples of the Princess Mary block.  Beatrice will be demonstrating how to make this block at the next Saturday Stitch and Chat and there will be more details in my next post.  So if you are interested, stay tuned as the workshop is open to both members and public.

One more border and this log cabin top will be finished.  I showed it now as by next month it will be finished and with it's new owner (although I'd quite like to keep it myself!)

This is the centre of another quilt that will be with it's new owner next month.

Next on the meeting's agenda was our Taupo Symposium round up.  Participants talked about and showed examples from the workshops they went to.

Judith (compulsive scrap saver) learned how to use up her itty bits in a class by Chris Kenna.

Aida sewed strips to newspaper in a type of foundation piecing.  I can't remember who tutored this class.

Aida again with her sample from Gloria Loughman's class.  The taro leaf is Aida's own design.

Carol learned lots in this class by a NZ tutor who I forget the name of (I should have written them all down!).

And both Vicki and Carol participated in Susan Carlson's turtle class.

Nita has finished her example from her class - full marks!

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