Friday, August 19, 2011

Show n Tell & Meeting August 2011

Sorry for the long wait, life has been busy and when it slowed down all I wanted to do was sit in front of a heater this week. Overseas readers won't know but we have had a Polar Blast from Antarctica this week in New Zealand. We have even had snow in parts of the 'winterless' Northland. No snow here but I have been wearing thermals all week, and today when it was 15C I felt warm for the first time in ages! Which is funny because I usually think it's cold when it's 15C !  Anyway onto the long overdue Show n Tell from last Saturdays Quilt Club Meeting.

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These three pictures are in one wallhanging called 'Cruisers Capers' but I wanted to take close ups so you could all see the details.
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This gorgeous little dog is Sonya Prchal's. She printed photos of Cruiser onto fabric and the thread painted them with free motion embroidery.
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Sue Gillard purchased this fabric from our merchant at last months meeting (Country Dawn) and whipped up this casserole carrier.
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Opps Camera was on the wrong setting! Sorry about that. Pauline Schon wanted to try a tessellated star technique, so made this placemat. That's a good idea to made something small when you want to try a new technique. 


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Carmel Spray made this table mat, to try out a pattern from a library book.

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Shelia Ujdur made this stack n wack quilt using an Australian fabric she bought a few years ago. The large print was perfect for this technique, and when you have a close look there are a lot of Aussie bugs and animals. See the grubs n bugs in the close up below?


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This is 'Fishy Tails' made by Sue Gillard for a yet to be born great nephew. Sue said she wouldn't attempt so many half square triangles again in a hurry! The pattern was from one of our club library books.


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Opps wrong setting on camera again! 
But this lovely Ryan McKenna quilt was made by Dorothy Tersptra.


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Same deal with the camera sorry, must check photos before quilts taken down next month!
Carol Mayes made this quilt using the fabric her daughter in law gave her. Her daughter in law really liked the fabric so Carol decided to make this quilt for her. 


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Carol Mayes also made this incredible piece to go on the bottom of her bed. There is so much to look at, with so many different embellishments. Carol said she had been collecting items for years and started making this coverlet while recuperating from surgery. Below is a close so you can see all the work involved. Carol said she enjoyed every stitch, and couldn't put it down. (close up below)

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'My Blue Heaven' by Shirley Julian inspired by a wall hanging made by Larkin Van Horn, that Shirley saw at Queenstown Symposium. Shirley said 'its really a machine quilting sampler, and was fun to do'.


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Same panel two different looks. Wall hanging and quilt by Petra Pilkington. 

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These beautiful butterflies had no label & I can't remember who made them. Please someone leave a comment and let me know so I can update the post. 

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This quilt was really lovely, and very big! I couldn't get it all in the photo, but there are triangles on the left hand border too! (Also the wide border is a lovely yellow/cream not the white of the photo). It's called 'Sweet Dreams' and Shirley Julian made it.
It is the 3D Bow Tie block that Lynda Demo'ed how to make at the meeting, but instead of using matching fabric to make the bow, Shirley has made a scrap version with all the blocks having a 3D black centre. Sandy Robinson quilted it, and Shirley said she is thrilled with the results. (close up below)

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This is one of the club charity quilts. It was put together by one of our satellite groups & quilted by Leonie Wihongi


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'Cone Flowers' by Gaylyn Barclay. Gaylyn was inspired by a Quilting Arts Magazine. It's white fabric, free motion quilted & coloured by water soluble pastels. 


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Pam Carr made this from a sample pack of fabric, and hand quilted it using crochet cotton.
I love the large ric rac.


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Also on Saturday we celebrated Audrey Cox's 90th Birthday. Here's Audrey cutting the cake & Fiona presenting her with flowers. (Fiona made several large cakes so we all got to have a piece. It was so yummy there were requests for the recipe to be in the next newsletter, so watch out for that.)   

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Lynne King (right) was our guest speaker at club. She spoke about flower pounding & gave a us all a demo too. Her last class was very popular so there maybe another held soon. So see Lynne Wilson if you are interested in doing the class.

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