Friday, August 31, 2018

I've been AWOL

I missed both the July and August club meetings, so sorry no show n tell from them.
You can go to the Clubs facebook to see photos from the meetings and more.

Anyway here's what I have been up to.

I went to the Clubs retreat at St Francis is Auckland, and started a stripy blue quilt.

And also sewed up a cuddle (minky) box of fabric.

The weekend before that I went to the Jazz & Blues Festival in Paihia.
My favourite acts were Chihiro Yamazaki + ROUTE14 Band from Japan (above)
And Austin Walkin' Cane from USA (below)

In July we went to Melbourne for a holiday, and enjoyed the Trams & Trains.

Had a lovely sunny day to visit the Bathing Boxes at Brighton Beach.
Was still cold though (it was mid-winter) hence my funny hat.

I did visit one quilt shop, Queen of Fabric in Brighton.

Went on a few Yarra river cruises.

Went to see the Viking Exhibition at Melbourne Museum

And of course walked the Laneways.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Natural Wonders of the World Quilt Challenge

Update :- Exhibition extended to Sunday 8th July

This Challenge has been on display for a few days now at Reyburn House, and is amazing. 
If you are in Whangarei make sure you go and check it out. I took a few photos when I was there last week (but there are many more quilts on display). But you really need to see them in real life to appreciate all the artistry and skill involved in making these beautiful quilts.

The Challenge was to make a quilt from a photo of a Natural Wonder. The twist was that three different quilters (one from Japan, France and New Zealand) made a quilt inspired by the same photo. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018


To see more about this machine and George Barratt-Jones have a look at this link.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

June Meeting

The winners of the Viewers Choice awards at our recent Exhibition bought in their quilts to talk about them. 
Lex Geange (left with microphone) talking about her Autumn Leaf quilt.
It won Viewers Choice voted by club members and guests on our opening night.

Marion Roke (left) taking about her Jennifer's Star Quilt that was voted favourite by club members. 

Public Viewers Choice Winner, voted by members of the public viewing the show.
Made by Ann Field (far right with microphone)


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