Sunday, June 4, 2017

May 2017 Show and Tell

The May meeting saw the Kaitaia group join us to show off the wonky houses that were started at the last joint Kerikeri/Kaitaia meeting back in January.

Beryl managed quite a few houses with a night time background.

Darryl did just one, but I love the beanstalk!

I think this is Robyn's in the innovative frame.

And Aida's, almost finished.

Gayleen's - check out the ric-rac!

Jan's with cute embellishments.

Ingrid's beachside theme.

Jane's street.

And another night time scene by Di.

These are Margaret's original's for inspiration.  So cute!

Darling daughter (future quilter) holding up my dragon wall hanging.

Beatrice with more cushions.

And a really awesome stripey quilt.

Carol made this modern cushion.

Darryl just needs to finish quilting the big squares.

Alison started this at retreat I believe.  And it will be a quillow (a quilt that turns into a pillow), when it's done.

Jan's denim beauty.

And another quillow in progress by Gayleen.

Um, can't remember who's beautiful log cabin this is.  You're hiding!!

Shirley made another couple of her famous journal covers.

Ingrid has been finishing off quilts (above and below), that started as other projects.

Now the next bunch of quilts are all Community Quilts destined to be donated to community groups that can use them for people in need.  They have been worked on by multiple members.

That's it folks.  See you next month!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

April 2017 Show and Tell

Jane has made this quilt for her son's 21st birthday.  It includes maps, a quilted anchor and other symbolism important to him.

This quilt was made by Jane for her sister in law.  It represents the river near where she lives.

Jane made this gorgeous eye-spy quilt.  I love the slightly unusual pinwheel setting blocks.

Charlotte made this quilt called Dusk Moth using her hand dyed silk organza.

And another of Charlotte's called Albatross Moon, again with silk organza.

Darryl has been making community quilts again.

This one is tied because the batting with a bit too poofy to do anything else.  It will be warm and cozy!

And one more.  This time a quilt as you go.

Gayleen has been making spud cooking bags.  Apparently you use these to cook your potatoes in the microwave and they turn out perfect.

These two table runners are Anne's creations.

And so are these two bags.  Anne is prolific!

This one is made from NZ themed fabrics for her overseas friend.

See you next month!

Friday, April 7, 2017

March 2017 Show and Tell

Welcome to March show and tell.  A bit of a quieter month this time around after our epic UFO finish up last month.

Beryl couldn't make last month's meeting so she showed her UFO challenge, a beautiful African themed quilt.  She assured us she had finished it by the deadline, so earned her gold star!

Ingrid attended our retreat and finished this effective table runner while she was there.

And another table runner, made with folded fabric - like origami - very cool.

Olive won two of our raffles last year, winning matching mugs, so she made cute little mug storage bags for them.

Jane made a curved piecing table runner and quilted it with flowing curved lines done with her walking foot.

And the gorgeous, prolific Shirley turned some gifted, very precious Japanese fabric scraps into a beautiful bag.

See you next month!