Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wai-Quilt Show

While I was in Hamilton at the weekend I popped into Wai-Quilts exhibition in Gordonton. Of course I took a few photos to share with you so lets check them out. 

Horned Dragon by Lynda Bates of Te Awamutu Quilters 
Close up so you can see all the detailed stitching, just beautiful!
This 'Affairs of the Heart' quilt was made by Betty Mclean and named 'In Loving Memory of Brian'
Reeling Reds by Mary Arvidson. The points are perfectly sharp!
'Nga Mihi Nui' by Mary Arvidson, made as wedding present for American friends. 
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At the show they also had on display the Hoffman Challenge Quilts for 2011. 
So I took a few photos of the ones I liked. 

'The Gift' by Mary K. O'Hara Matheson of Dunedin. I really like the story book feel to this wallhanging.
'Ride With Me'  by Joanne Mitchell of Geraldine.
This amazing quilt had LED lights in the silver circles on the top of the carousel and when a button was pushed they lit up and music played too! No wonder it won the viewers choice for the Hoffman Challenge & Best Overall.
'Indian Chief War Sheild' by Jenny Skudder of Timaru
In this close up you can see the different use of the challenge fabric as the base of the feathers and also the wrapped around the stems of the feathers
And this is why I was in Hamilton in the first place. My eldest Son Graduated on Monday. Can you see who is capping him? See if you can work it out, I'll put the answer in the comments.

4 comments:

  1. Jim Bolger, New Zealand Prime Minster 1990-97

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  2. hey I wouldn't have recognised Jim!! Those quilts are gorgeous - real works of art. Affairs of the heart is on my wish list - I have the book!!

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  3. I really enjoyed making my 'Affairs of the Heart' quilt. I'm sure you will too!

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  4. Wow these quilts are absolutely amazing. thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed the trip :>)
    Nan in Vancouver B.C. Canada

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