Saturday, July 26, 2014

Hoffman Challenge

Northland Sewing Centre (Bernina, John St, Whangarei) have the Hoffman Challenge on display until the 4th of August.

I visited the display last week and took a few photos of my favourites. There are many more quilts on display, so if you are in town make sure you pop in and have a look at them.


I loved this entry (well I am a school librarian in my other life). I remember having this book in the school library, but it died after having a hard life (popular books do). I must order a new one when I go back to work.


There's a really cool ipad app of the Animalia book, (video below). I think this would be a real winner with young children.

Back to Quilts........There were a few entries made from hexagons,
I loved the 'be-jewelling' on this entry. There was just the right amount of sparkle without being OTT.



Hexagons again, I loved how the petals have been fussy cut. Just beautiful.


And talking about fussy cutting.... this is amazing!


These are just a few of the entries that are on display, so make sure you check them out.
They are on display until the 4th of August.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Show n Tell July 2014

We had a smaller than normal turn out last Saturday (because of roads still being closed from flooding), but there were still some lovely Show n Tell to share.

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Garden Beauty by Lex Geange.

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Wedding quilt made by Sandy Robinson for her eldest Son.

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Jean Nutter said she got this patten years ago and wanted some hand stitching, so decided it would be a good project to hand applique. Her grand daughter  has 'bagged' it for her new home.

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Close ups from Jean's quilt.
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Another quilt by Jean Nutter, to use up more scraps.

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Jill Reay made this hexagon quilt for a friend, and it is also the sample for a club class coming up.

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Noeline Cresswell made this in the recent "Disappearing Nine Patch" class.

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And this is Noeline's quilt from the "Jelly Roll Race" class.

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Yvonne Davies has started making quilts for her great nieces and nephews. This one is for Mia.
Yvonne said when she started this major project there were 13 nieces and nephews, now there are 15!

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Jenny Gough made this lovely bag using fabric and a pattern, she bought on holiday a few years ago in the USA

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Jenny Gough has made this quilt for her grand daughters wedding in November. Jenny said her grand daughter is an old fashioned girl so she would love this heritage style.

The sun was shining through this quilt when the photos were taken, so I'm sorry the detail doesn't show as well as I'd like. But it was amazing, very subtle colours and lovely hand stitching. 

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Close ups of a couple of blocks.
Above- There were a few photo's in the quilt (I'm guessing this is the Bride's parents)
Below- Another block using Doilies
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This is a goodwill quilt pieced from the blocks donated to club last month. Well done everyone who made blocks.


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