Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New Years Honours



Congratulations to June Nixey, she has been awarded the Queens Service Medal, for her services to prisoner rehabilitation programmes.

For those who don’t know, June has been teaching quilting to prisoners for over 20 years. Here’s a link to a news story about her work earlier in the year.

If you would like to know more about her work at the prison, I also posted a link to an interview she did on National Radio earlier in the year.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Christmas Challenge 2013

We always have a Christmas Challenge at Club.  This year the challenge was it made a 'stuffed' Christmas item, and to include a piece of supplied white and gold Xmas fabric in your creation.

The Challenge was well supported this year with over 20 entry's. It's always a secret who has made what, so a bit of the fun is guessing who has made each item too.

There were lots so I took several group photos.

They were all different, and fun.

Some were in traditional red and green, some not.

I'm sure they will all be decorating homes now.

1st Place was this 'Kiwi Christmas' tree by Rose Sylvestor. It was the one I voted for too!
I loved how Rose has fussy cut the Jandals to become decorations on the tree.

2nd Place were these sweet Christmas Angels made by Bernice Spear

3rd Place was this bejewelled Partridge made by Tric Carter.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Show n Tell December 2013

Hi everyone, long time no blogging. Sorry have been busy with family stuff, but here is show n tell from Club last Saturday.

Shona Patterson made this beautiful quilt during 6 months of classes at Sew Creative, to learn how to use all the different sewing machine feet. Machine quilted by Leonie Wihongi

Marion Platt made this wall hanging to use up her NZ fabric scraps.

Shelia Udjur made this table runner as a Christmas gift for her Son and Daughter in law. It was a kit from Patchwork Passion.

"Luke's Quilt" made by Kay O'Hagan for her 19th Grandchild.

Kerinda Robb made this for a 'Kiwi Baby in Australia' using lovely Buzzy Bee fabric.

Ann Field made this funny wall hanging. I think I need a version of this for my kitchen.

Jacqui Howarth made this for her daughter's friend who recently had a baby girl.

Carol Mayes made this for her grandson who is going to be a sheep farmer. Made using 'quilt as you go' techniques.


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