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.|
|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.