Friday, October 25, 2013

Quilt and Craft Shows on this Weekend

There are several Quilt & Craft Shows around Northland this Labour Weekend, so if you have time make sure you check them out. I'm going to try and get to a few of them. 

The Palms Lifestyle Village, Art and Crafts Exhibition 
Saturday & Sunday, 10.00am to 3.00pm 
Free Entry
Refreshments available.

The Country Yard, Annual Exhibition
Saturday, 10.00am to 2.00pm
Live music, great specials, old fashioned fare, spot prizes and much much more

Coastal Sew'n'Sews Quilt Show
Saturday & Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm  
Ngunguru Memorial Hall (on the main road through Ngunguru)  
Raffles + merchant is Tulis

Otamatea Quilt Show
(opened 22 October)
9am – 5pm @ The Kauri Museum, 5 Church Rd, RD 1 Matakohe
(Quilters in attendance 25 to 28 October only). 
Final day Sunday, 24 November Entry Fee to Museum $25 Adult, $20 Senior (over 65)
NB:Vouchers to reduce entry fee to the Museum may still be available at Bernina

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Show n Tell October 2013

Here's last Saturday's Show n Tell.

Helen Barnes made this for a baby due in November, from a pattern by "Hot Possum"

Fiona Carter made this I Spy Quilt for her Grand Daughters 5th birthday.

Merle Armiger made this for her son's friend who wanted a sketch recreated in fabric.

Jane Robinson made this for her sixth Grand Child. I love how Jane has put Donna's name in the quilt.

This is the top that Jane Made on the second day of our retreat at St Francis. (The quilt above was made on the first day)

Tric Carter quilted this at the retreat too. Tric made this for a friend to give to her one year old grandson.

Susan McRae made this with fabrics she bought at Calico Christmas last year. Quilted by John Nielsen.

Rosslee Baker made these cushion covers at our recent  Retreat.

The birds are a Jenny Hunter design (New Zealand Quilter)

Rosslee also made these modern cushion covers.

Ann Field was unlucky to contract Shingles recently, but put her convalescing time to good use and knitted this blanket. Much better than I was when I had them, I just watched TV!

This is my (Leeann) Split Nine Patch blocks that I sewed together at our retreat at St Francis in Auckland.
I'm still deciding whether I will put large borders on it, or sew more blocks.

Lynne O'Donnell made this with many layers of Organza, lots of stitching and then using a soldering iron to cut out the design.

Rose Silvester is going to Norfolk Island with her daughter later this year for a Patchwork Retreat.
Everyone going has been asked to make a pincushion to bring. I photographed her from above so you could see the lovely roses that Rose has stitched on her Hat. See more of her in the next photo too.

And lastly a useful bag made by Lynne Wilson.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Hi everyone, sorry no posts for a while! I haven't done any more sewing since the club retreat at St Francis in Auckland. I sewed my split 9 patch blocks together there, and I'm still trying to decide if I need to make more blocks or add on large boarders! All will be revealed soon.

In the mean time enjoy this youtube video put together by Pam Holland from the Taupo Quilt Symposium.
(I spotted Sonya in a few of the photos)


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