Monday, November 3, 2014

October Show and Tell

Welcome to Show and Tell for October.  Olive made a cute Holly Hobby quilt.

Diane used bits and pieces to make two sweet bassinet quilts to donate to the local Maternity Unit.

This is a community quilt to be donated and also uses up bits and pieces.  There's a reason why log cabin blocks are so timeless - they always look good!

And the back - using up more.  I love a classic nine patch too.

The club makes heart quilts for our members who need an extra shot of love......

Here's Darryl with a community quilt.  What a confection of pink!  Someone's going to love it.

Another community quilt, soft and sweet.

And one more, this is all ginghams.

And this is a quilt Darryl made for herself.  Another reminder that the simplest designs can be so effective.

This is Maebeth's black and white masterpiece.  

If you can't see it, click on it to enlarge.  Maebeth is hand quilting circles in big stitches.

And a shot of the back.  That's an alphabet print in the middle - very cool!

We call Gayleen our crumb queen.  Some of the bits in this quilt are tiny!

Can you see how tiny they are?

Margaret with a community quilt from Kaitaia.

And here's a few shots of what people were working on during club day.  Gayleen's handwork.

Darryl's little purse - Shirley was doing a demonstration on how to make these.

Here's some flowery ones.

Ingrid is practicing her pebble free-motion quilting.

Whoops, one late show and tell.  This is Aida's bag.

And here's Aida's hand quilting that she was working on.

Hope you enjoyed the show.  See you next month!!

Friday, September 5, 2014

August 2014 Show and Tell

Welcome to Show and Tell for August.

Beatrice gets most prolific quilter award for the month.  This is the first one she showed us, a two coloured stunning design - can you imagine the colour possibilities for this?

Here's her next one.  Using up fabric swap squares from a swap she participated in about a decade ago ;-)

Another scrappy quilt.  I like this design too.

Then Beatrice showed us her latest experiments.  She's been trying the chop up your pinwheel craze and it's amazing what you can make from a simple block rearranged.

Can you spot the whoopsie?

Caroline has been using up her bits and pieces and making sweet little snuggle quilts for the bassinets in the local maternity hospital.

I work there, so I know how much they brighten up the rooms.

Thanks Caroline!

I'm pretty sure that's Gaylene doing the zombie quilt trick.  She's been making crumb blocks again.

Judy used Kiwiana fabrics in this 3D design.

This is Sue's Liberty quilt.  So many precious pieces of Liberty fabrics.

Darryl had a couple of finished community quilts, this one had an amazing fabric on the back, so I took a picture of that too (it's a bit blurry....or is it just the psychedelic nature of the fabric?!)

I loved this idea of silhouetted cats.  It made a great quilt.

Shirley showed us two pieces made from what she learnt from Juliet Fitness.  The one below with three panels was made in a class with Juliet.

Mathea showed off her Kina quilt.  Hand painted and intensely quilted.

And lastly, Beryl showed us dresses she had been making for children in Africa.  You can read the story about them here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Pictures of Regional Day and Show and Tell for July

July saw our club holding 'Regional Day'.  This is a day when other clubs within the region are invited to gather as one.  The host club sells tickets, which help pay for hall hire, food and speaker costs.  There are merchants, demonstrations, show and tell, lunch, speakers, raffles and spot prizes.

This first set of photographs is of our speakers.

Val is a local artist.  She works in paint, tapa cloth, weaving and is a very interesting speaker.

Margaret is a long-time quilter who spoke of 'beginnings'.  How she began quilting.  How she then (a few years later) learned that what she was doing was called quilting!  How the Kerikeri club began and how her styles of quilting began.  Very fascinating.

Juliet is a master New York Beauty maker and shared many of her quilts with us.  She also talked extensively about what judges are looking for and then some of the funny, serious and just plain confusing judges comments she had had over the years.

We had a banner challenge and Jane won first place.

Charlotte's banner won second.  Thanks to Ngaire from The Apple Basket for judging.

These are our show and tell quilts.  Edna held up this beauty of a community donation quilt.

Another donation quilt.  All made of polyester fabrics - it will never fade!

We had a community quilts day recently where the club worked collectively on finishing some donation quilts.  So here's another one.

And the last one, a crazy patch quilt.

Beatrice showed off this cute appliqué bunny quilt.

One of our speakers, Jan, showed a set of 12" x 12" journal and challenge quilts that she had been making.  Some of them had very poignant thoughts behind them.

And last note goes to Shirley, who showed cute snap purses that can be made with old metal tape measures.  Crafty!