Sunday, November 1, 2015

Show and Tell October 2015

Welcome to show and tell for the October meeting.  I apologise for the quality of the photographs as I only had my phone.

Judith is holding a panel quilted by Caroline.  This is a donation to the Women's Refuge.

And here's another by Caroline and it's also a donation.

Beatrice has lots of great grand-children to make quilts for.  This applecore quilt is backed in polar fleece for extra snuggliness.  (I made up that word!)

Beatrice is also the selvedge queen.  Here is a new sewing machine cover made with them.

Another by Beatrice.  Her daughter - also a quilter- came and raided her stash, cutting jelly rolls from all her fabrics.  Beatrice used one in the quilt above and three in the quilt below and I believe a couple went home with her daughter.

This is a wedding present.

Ingrid decided to use all her son's shirts for a bright, fun quilt.

The pockets and leftovers went on the back.  Ingrid says she learnt all about why you don't sew cottons and polyesters together....!

Shirley has been experimenting with felt and soldering tools.

Gayleen made this denim quilt as a 'weighted blanket' for a little boy with sensory issues.  It will be layered with a woollen blanket for extra heft and I'm sure she'll get a great workout while quilting it!

Next weekend is Festival of Quilts in Auckland.  Can't wait - see you all there!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

August 2015 Show and Tell

Terri had her mixed media wall hanging to show.  This was exhibited at the latest Creative Fibres exhibition and won her a nice prize.

These next few photos are works from Bia, who has been busy.  Bia only hand quilts so these are all wonderfully textured.


Diann made this lovely William Morris wallhanging.

And she is also donating these sweet little quilts to the neonatal unit.

This is our raffle quilt made by members for our January exhibition.  We've just received it back from being professionally quilted by Leonie Wihongi in Whangarei.

Here's the back.  Isn't it stunning?!

And a closeup of the quilting.  If you visit our January 2016 exhibition, you'll be able to buy a ticket for a chance to win this stunner.

Sue started this as a use-it-up recession quilt.  She has a superb sense of colour and has managed to pull them all together wonderfully.

Here is the back.  It's off to her son overseas.

Judith is holding this on behalf of Caroline who made it to donate to community quilts.

Our lovely Shirley and a couple of exquisitely finished wall hangings.

And Gayleen with some placemats.  I'm partial to ticking fabric, love it!

Charlotte did a short explanation and demo on Artist Trading Cards and then everyone had a go at making one.  We plan to trade them at a future club meeting.

Thanks for popping by!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

April 2015 Show and Tell

Welcome to April show and tell.  First up we have a quilted (but not quite bound), quilt made from fabrics from Imogen (who passed away).  Her Friday stitching group put this quilt together and are going to present it to her husband.

This is Stephanie's quilt that she gifted to her sister in law.  Quilted by Leanne from Quilt Me Kiwi.

The club decided we wanted something more modern for our raffle quilt for the upcoming exhibition in January.  Here is the top put together by assorted generous club members - Stephanie especially.  Thanks Steph!

Ingrid's been making more napkin/serviette holders.

And here is Ingrid's quilt made from a panel.  It's long enough to cover her feet when she stretches out in her lazyboy, so she's keeping this one.

Vicki and Janet brought along fabrics that they dyed in Charlotte's low-water immersion dyeing class.  Yummy colours!

Vicki also showed off her turtle wall hanging started in a Susan Carlson class.  Vicki finished her edges with satin stitch, a departure from Susan's technique, but it worked beautifully.

Shirley showed off this colourful table runner.

And two small pieces that she started in Rosalie Dace's class.  Earth and Fire.

Anne shared her train quilt that she started at retreat.  Lots of fun!

Charlotte has been machine sketching and colouring in with coloured pencil.

Judith showed off a jelly roll race type quilt made with solid strips - all leftovers.  Shows what you can do with scraps.

We had planned to make a good start on the second prize raffle quilt.  Some people brought machines and sewed, some cut and some pressed.  Before you knew it, we had most of a twin size top ready to be stitched together.  Teamwork!

  See you next month!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Show and Tell - March 2015

Welcome to March's show and tell (only a little bit late....)

Donella showed off this quilt made to donate to the community - simple but effective.

She also showed us these two.  The smaller bassinet quilt is already on a cot at the local maternity unit and it was made with scraps from the larger one.  They are snuggly plaid flannel fabrics.

Carol is tall, so this is one long table runner!  Interesting curves and bright solids make it a bit different.

Diane made these two matching quilts with kiwiana fabrics.  Love the woven look.

Mathea was sending these two patriotic blocks off to her homeland, the US, to go into quilts of valour.

Ingrid has been hard at work making quilted napkin holders.  Useful for paper serviettes at the outdoor BBQ to stop them blowing away.

And here is why I always try and get a photo of the show and teller - I've forgotten who showed this rainbow bag!  Sorry!

Last but not least, Terri showed us this embellished journal cover.

It's already April so our next meeting is coming up fast - new members welcome.  Come along to Kingston House, Kerikeri on 28th April from 10am.