Friday, June 28, 2013

Taupo Quilt Symposium Preparation’s….

Yesterday I bought my first ever pair of PJs, for the cold nights in Taupo. I wore them last night to test them and I had to strip off as they were so hot!

My husband thinks I’m nuts going to Taupo in winter, but I won’t be alone there will be another couple of thousand quilt nuts like me there. Are you going to the Taupo Quilt Symposium too? How are your preparation’s going?
My choice was between flowers or cats so the cats won!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Christchurch Trip

I was talking to a friend the other day (they want to remain nameless!) who asked me when I was going to post some photo's from Christchurch. So Here are some, just a few so you don't get too bored :-)

One of my favourite things in Christchurch was the Pallet Pavilion which is of of many Gap Filler Projects, to creativity use vacant sections.

It's an amazing project and I had a great time looking at all the different stalls.

From across the road so you can see how big it is.

Here's one of my purchases for the Pallet Pavilion. Old Dr Who comics. Yes I love Dr Who, have since I was a child and my older brothers chased me around the house pretending to be Daleks.

Another place I have always loved is Libraries so I popped my head into a branch in the city centre. I was impressed by how many Quilt Magazines they subscribe to. (Just to have a little quilt related content!)

Onto a walk around the CBD now that most of it is opened. There were lots of old facades being saved like this so new buildings can bebuilt behind them.

Only the very centre around the Cathedral is now cordoned off with the Army checking workers in and out.

Christchurch Cathedral, just so sad.

And the Catholic Cathedral, see the photo in front of what it used to look like.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

June Show n Tell (Thanks to Sonya)

When I checked my email today I found a couple from Sonya with photos of last Saturdays Show n Tell. So Cinderella you can go to the ball. So you can enjoy Show n Tell after all :-)

I hadn't asked anyone to take photo's for me, so I was pleasantly surprised to find them. Thanks Sonya I appreciate the time and effort involved, getting the photos to me.


These two Rail Fence quilt tops are charity quilts that were started a couple of weeks ago at a club working day. Both have turned out wonderful and I look forward to seeing them next club today (hopefully quilted)


Helen Barron made this charity quilt with the help of some friends at a weekend retreat.

 It will soon be with the little girl it was made for (just the binding to finish)


Shattered Nine Patch by Jacqui Howarth 

(opps to much sunshine, obviously to was a lovely sunny day!)


Pauline Schon made this stack n whack quilt in a recent class with Janet Greeks


Maureen Gray made this lovely cat quilt for a little girl called Kay Leigh


'Life is Beautiful' a lovely stitchery quilt made by Maria New. 


Lynda Parker made this for her daughter and son in law to celebrate their 1st wedding anniversary 


Kaye O'Hagan made this for Jack her 19th grandchild!


Mystery quilt from the Ngunguru group made by Tess Harris


'Free Range' made by Lynda Parker


Made by Jenny Gough (inspired by a painting, I think!)


Carmel Spray made this to use up some scraps, and is donating to Starship


Gaye Miller and Jess Fraser made these from a lino cut, and freemotion quilting. 

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And last but not least a quilt made by Elaine Healey for Starship Childrens Hospital 

Thanks again to Sonya for taking the time to take photos last Saturday.

Friday, June 7, 2013

I'm in Christchurch

So sorry I won't be at club tomorrow to take photos of show n tell.

Here's a photo from Christchurch of an art installation. 185 Empty Chairs representing the people who died in the earthquake.


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