Monday, August 15, 2011

Dargaville Quilt Show

Fiona, Margaret & I went to the Dargaville Quilt Show last Friday.
We meet at Fiona’s and I thought you’d like to see Fiona’s baby lambs,
it means Spring must be coming soon!
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Fiona’s husband said I could help him
cut their tails off soon.
No thanks I’ll just take photos.






OK on to the quilts now.
I just took a few photos, there were a lot of quilts at the show, and the venue was really nice,
so well done Dargaville Quilters.

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This is an amazing quilt using different fabric and technique's,
sorry I couldn’t get a straight on photo.
 (the orange at the bottom is from the quilt displayed on the other side)

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Here’s a detail from the border.
The fabric is folded into 3D origami Kimonos. 






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Fiona really liked this one, and thought it could be a good way for her to use some of her
New Zealand fabrics.

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There were several wallhangings on display made in this class. This was my favourite as the colours glowed.

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I really liked this. The details are great. Click on the photo to enlarge it and have a look at the details; keys, woven baskets, tattoo, shells the more you look the more you see.
 (on my computer I have to click on photo, and then click again on the photo that comes up to get an enlarged view, so try this if you only get a small photo when you click) 

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These wall hangings were really nice, this is just one of the feature blocks.
I’m sure they will be appreciated at the Hospital.

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After the Quilt Show we had a bit of retail therapy with Country Dawn (who said they are thinking of moving into a shop in town). Then at the Dargaville Sewing Centre (Janome) which has moved to a bigger shop on Normandy St.

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When we returned to Fiona’s the chickens were out, but they didn’t like having their photo taken and ran away.
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PS: tutorial for the 3D Bow Tie Block we demo'ed at Club Day, should go on tomorrow and then Show n Tell from Saturday after that. Bye

4 comments:

  1. Sounds like a fun day out Leeann! I love that tree quilt too...amazing!

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  2. hey thanks for that Leeann, I never got a chance to get over there, some lovely work.

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  3. Love the colourwash quilt you photographed, Leeann, and thanks for the tip about the stitches website.

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  4. It is always great to see quilts from shows, looks like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing. The animal life pics are great too, aren't chickens wonderful. No pigs at your friends place though, I just love pigs.

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