Thursday, April 19, 2012

Show n Tell April 2012

Now I really should be having a major clean up in my sewing room. I haven't been able to see the top of my two desks and the cutting table for at least a month. But I thought you would all like to see the Show n Tell from last Saturday. So I'm doing the easier thing!

Well I thought I was doing the easier thing, that is till I realised I had to learn how to use a new resizing & cropping software! So what should have taken half an hour or so has been nearly two hours so far! Oh well I know how to do it now so next time it will be quicker.

I shouldn't complain really as the reason I had to learn new stuff is because I got a new laptop. When Mark (son) was here he told Hubby, "Mum needs a new laptop, they're on sale lets go get her one." And it was as easy as that! Funny it doesn't work that way when I say things like that!  Anyway enough of my ramblings here's the eye candy.

Hazel Phillips made this beauty for her Sister's 80th Birthday.

Demeta's 50th Celebration. Rose Silvester made this wonderful quilt for her daughter Demeta's 50th.
It is amazing and has lots of photos, and messages from friends and family.  

Table Runner by Pam Car. Started in a class with Donna Ward at last years Symposium.

Bridge Crossing by Mathea Daunheimer. Free motion quilted and coloured with pastels.

Kiwi Friends and Neighbours by Mathea Daunheimer. Free motion quilting and paint.
Mathea has updated her website recently so use this link and have a look at all the interesting work she does.

This is Patricia Smith's flowers from the recent Jeanette Meyer class.
Painted silk Organza, layered over a black & white background fabric.

As we had Bruce Sowry visiting with his sewing machines,
Margaret O'Leary thought she would share her quilt featuring antique sewing machines.

Kotuku (White Heron) by Sonya Prchal. 

And this is the completed wallhanging Sonya was working on at our recent retreat.
Sonya is now happy with the border quilting (I think it was unpicked twice at the retreat!).

Dorothy Terpstra made this wallhanging from a photo she took at the entrance to Ninety Mile Beach.
Dorothy used Karen Eckmeiers techniques from her book 'Accidental Landscapes' 

Helen Barron made this row by row quilt. She said 70% of the fabric for it came from Op shop shirts.
Great recycling. 

Helen Barron made this one too from a free pattern at Moda Bake Shop. Helens hand quilting is lovely.
Check Moda's website out they have a lot of really nice free patterns.

Jennifer Cullen made this I Spy Quilt. Jennifer told me she is on a mission to use up some of her stash,
 and this quilt used a lot of  fun childrens prints. I really liked the 'square spiral' way she quilted it too. 
Okay that's it. I think I need a cuppa now before I face the mess in my sewing room.


  1. Thanks for sharing the lovely quilts. Some beauties there. I particularly liked the table runner.

  2. Great photos Leeann. There are some real treasures there.

  3. Leeann
    I've nominated you for the Liebster Award as your blog serves as a huge inspiration to me. Hope you will accept. Read all about it on my blog.

  4. They are all stunning quilts but I LOVE the sewing machine one. Is it embroidered? I wonder if it's a pattern I can buy? :-)


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