Sunday, June 12, 2011

Show & Tell, June 2011

Club meeting was yesterday. It was a great day, we had Milton Wright visiting as a merchant, he also judged our small challenge. More on that on another post. But for now here's the Show n Tell from yesterday. There was a lot and I think I may have missed a few, so sorry if it was yours. A great variety and a lot of finished items from workshops, looks like no-one wants UFOs! Enjoy the eye candy.

'Purple Colourwash' by Tess Harris adapted from a design
by Deanna Springola (Water Colour  Magic)

'Seahorse' by new member Dorothy Terpstra. Dorothy made this in a workshop
with Sally Smith at the Warkworth Quilters, using a 10 degree ruler. 
Both of these poppy wallhangings where made in a class taught by Australian tutor Caroline Sharkey at Bernina recently. 

The blue background Poppies were made by Dawn Dalhberg and the other is by Helen Poot.
Dawn really enjoyed the class and found Caroline to be a great tutor. Helen enjoyed it too and especially loved the 'pizza way of making fabric'. 

This quilt top made by Helen Poot was designed by her 13 year old grandson Sam.  

She said on her note, that she hopes to have it quilted within the next 2 weeks. When asked why (thinking it was going to be his birthday) Helen said 'If I don't put a deadline on it, it won't happen!'

Donna Rowan made this cushion using a Pohutakawa Wreath pattern from NZ Quilter. 
She said to was intended as a gift but missed the deadline by a few years!

Charity Blocks made by club members, put together by Margaret Read.

'Japanese Triptych' by Carmel Spray, ideas and patterns from the book
Japanese Quilt Blocks by Susan Briscoe. 

Poppy Quilt made by Sue Farrier from an Australian Patchwork and Quilting Magazine Pattern.
Really lovely embroidery on this quilt too

'Typical Northland Coast' by Lynne O'Donnell. Started at the Remarkables Symposium. Made with handmade felt and hand dyed silk. There's also real lichen on there too!

Several club members recently took a class with Lyn King on 'Flower Pounding'. 
They bought their work to share with us. Sorry I didn't get photos of them all, these where all made by Jane Robinson (except the finished one in the top left hand corner, let me know if you know who made that one and I will update this post)   Lynne O'Donnell just emailed, the finished flowers are hers! 
Close up of one of Jane's flowers. The flowers where 'pounded' into fabric using small hammers.
The colours come from the flowers and leaves themselves.

Then the flowers/leaves were outlined using a pigma pen. This really brings them to life.

Beryl McDowell made this quilt for her grand daughter Nicole's 2nd Birthday.
Everyone loved the large rainbow rickrack. 

'Autumn Leaves' table runner made by Terri Mills.
It was started in a drunkards path workshop taught by Kerry Glen. 

'Trellis Cascade' by Robin Halverson. Robin said  'This is my  of Karen Broderson's workshop sample. All fabric hand dyed, or painted. Flowers are made using wash away, leaves are silk.'

Made by Sue Gillard. Sue said 'This Sunflower panel morphed into a cushion cover,
a birthday gift for my sister-in-law in Auckland. 

'Gulls' by Shirley Julian created in Barbara Weeks class at Symposium.
Felting and silk painting.

Framed Pukeko's by Sonya Prchal. Sonya said she painted these a few years ago and decided to was time they were made into a wallhanging.

This beautiful workbag and bead covered tape measure where made by Joan (a visitor from Christchurch). On her show and tell label she said the they where made under 'Shakey' circumstances. I hope you are enjoying your stay here in Northland, and having a nice break from earthquakes.

Made by Elaine Healey from a Handmade Magazine for the best reason- just because Elaine liked it!


  1. Wow!

    Heaps of inspiration, starting with the two purple ones!

    Thank you to everyone who contributed.

    Judy B

  2. Great show and tell! I especially like the pounded flowers. Feel free to use my blog heading - I've done so little quilting lately that I felt I should highlight it!

  3. Thanks for the eye candy. Love the colour wash ones and great to see finished projects....must get on to a few of them myself ;)

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