Monday, August 7, 2017

Clubs Mini Symposium July 2017




Last month we had a mini Symposium at the Quilt Club. It was a day full of demo's by some club members, and yummy soup for lunch made by committee members.
Here are some photos from the day.

Shirley Julian (right) talking about different ways of embellishing fabric

One of Shirley's covered notebooks

Samples of Shirley's embellished fabrics


Helen demonstrating making Crumb Blocks


Some of the Blocks Helen made on the day

Helen's Crumb Quilt


Dumpling Bags made & demonstrated by Donna Rowan


Lynda Parker (left) making plaited Xmas wreaths


There were many more demo's (these are just the ones I got photos of). 
The day was a success with everyone learning something new. 

I won't be at the August meeting, (I'm going to Paihia for the jazz Festival that weekend) so there will be no August Show n Tell on the blog sorry. 

To finish, here is Oscar guarding my knitting for me.



Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Show n Tell June 207

Wow, it's already July, so I thought I better post the June Show n Tell. Not everything is here. Sometimes people don't want their items on the blog and sometimes the photos don't come out etc. So sorry if your creation has been missed.

Shelia Ujdur made these lovely native bird wallhangings as gifts.
There was another but I spared you the blurry photo!


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Pam Carr made this lovely stitchery quilt. It was a Block of the Month from the Country Yard.


'Paws n Claws' made by Rikki Going. See the detail photo of the Lion below.



Community Quilt made with donated blocks from Club Members.

Mordern quilt made by Donna Rowan. (Zen Chic pattern)

Monday, May 29, 2017

Show N Tell Mat 2017

Gosh it's nearly the end of the month so I thought I better get around to posting the Show n Tell from the May Meeting!
Autumn Carpet by Lex Geange. 
Lex wrote  "I bought this pattern many years ago, designed by Ruth Powers. I began to construct it 2 years ago. It was fun to work on, having at least 10 different foundation pieced blocks. Sandy from Bernina quilted it for me- she is to be congratulated on producing such an intricate and professional finish. I am really thrilled with the end product"
Made by Kay Watson in Lynne Maddens Scrap Quilt Class


Made by Kerinda Robb in the same Scrap Quilt Class taken by Lynne Madden. Kerinda has changed the placement of her light and dark fabrics so her quilt looks very different from Kay's.


Dresden Plate Quilt made by Lynda Parker for her Mothers 80th Birthday (2 years ago). She will receive it this Mothers Day.

Detail of Lynda's quilt so you can see the lovely quilting.

Baby Quilt made by Pauline Schon. Started about 18mths ago for her grand daughter who has just turned 2.
The pattern is Sweet Dreams by Kids Quilts.


Silk scarf made by Anne Groufsky. Ann assisted a Textile Class at Creative Matakana and this is an example of the eco printing they did using gum leaves, maple leaves, ferns, rose leaves and smoke bush leaves.


Made by Rose Silvester for her brothers 65th Birthday. The design is by Pam Bono.




Made by Lynne Topia in Shadow Applique class with Juliet Fitness. Made for Lynne's cousins birthday.
Another by Lynne Topia.


Machine Embroidered cot quilt made by Anne Field.


Baskets of Flowers made by Corry Beertjes.


This is the first 2016 Shop Hop Quilt I have seen completed. 

Made by Evalyne Thomson, pattern by Sew Creative. Quilted By Sandy at Bernina.

Monstera Morning made by Lex Geange. " I bought the kit in Hawaii 4 years ago. The vibrant colous remind me of the tropical sunrises and lush vegetation."

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

New Venue

The club meeting is at a new venue this month, the Rock n Roll Club Rooms off Riverside Drive, Whangarei. 
Below is a satellite map to help you find your way there. 

You can't really see it from the road, you have to drive down the driveway, which is opposite the BP station (well just passed as you can see below)



Thursday, March 30, 2017

March Show n Tell 2017

Gosh March is nearly over! I have had a busy month with different events and guest staying so have only got around to posting this now.

Here are some of the quilts, and items that were on show at the last club meeting.

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Indian Pinwheel made by Anne Groufsky using fabrics bought in India. Hand quilted using DMC Cotton.

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Easter Roses made by members of Marsden Material Girls. This quilt is first prize in their raffle to raise funds for the Festival of Fibre held Easter Saturday at Coronation Hall Waipu. The quilt is on display at Bernina Northland & they have tickets for sale.

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Look on the Bright Side made by Anne Lunn. Began as an Icarus Star but became this instead!




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Dresden Plate made by Maureen Gray and quilted by her daughter Raewyn Jecentho.

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Square Dance made by Leonie Wihongi from a pattern she bought in the USA

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Jelly Roll Race quilt made by Raewyn Jecentho. Raewyn made this to practice her long-arming skills.

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Another made by Raewyn to practice her long-arming on her Bernina Q24.

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Two cushions made by Audrey O'Callaghan in a class at Bernina Northland.

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Two Bionic bags made by Anne Lunn. Pattern from Craftsy.

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And lastly 3 Charity Quilts made by club members on the sewing day in February.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Show n Tell February 2017

Well I really did have a long blog holiday didn't I? I had a great Xmas/New Year, having both my sons and a girlfriend staying for a few weeks.
I worked on and off over the holidays at Bernina Northland (more like having fun than working). But now everything is back to 'normal' if there is ever any such thing, and I'm back to work at school too.

So anyway here is some of the Show n Tell from the February Meeting. There was more but some of the photos didn't come out very good and I didn't get photos of everything either. Sorry if your item was missed out.


Made by Jane Robinson for her 9th grandchild.


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Made by Helen Barnes, she won the fabrics in a fabric poker game, including the fabric for the back (some of which were millennium fabrics!)

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Japanese Blossom Time made by Shirley Juilan


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Made using several different 'Quilt As You Go' techniques so she could learn them all, by Gaylyn Barclay.

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Picasso Vase made by Ros Baker made in Mary Transom's class at Symposium.

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Made by Maureen Gray from blocks she won last year. Quilted by her daughter Raewyn.

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Baby quilt made by Sonya Prchal for her first grandchild that's arriving soon.

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Beautiful covered journals made by Shirley Julian
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This is one of the great bags Dawn Dahlberg made for her grand daughters. Each small zippered bag has clear see-through plastic window,  and is velcroed onto the base . The whole lot rolls up and clips together too ( I forgot to get a photo of that).


Now these next few items I can't remember who's are who's! I usually take a photo of the items labels but as we were in the Pipe Band Hall and the show and tell wasn't hung up I couldn't do that.
If your item is below,comment or email me and I will update with names.
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