Thursday, 22 January 2015

Exhibition NZ Quilt Symposium - Club Challenge

A club challenge was issued to the clubs involved with organising this Symposium.  
The exhibit synopsis: Side by Side, together as one.
Consider portraying what is special about your area.  Quilts formed a QSM2015 club display for the convention center (where the main symposium exhibition was held).
Each club was issued a colour for their theme.  Im not quite sure whether this was random or they used their club colours and each club presented three small quilts.
Rangitikei Quilters - Marton - Turquoise their theme colour.    Challenge award went to Joyce Smith.
Cotton on Qulters - Whanganui - Green their theme colour.  Challenge award went to Janice Dowdeswell.
Town & Country Quilters - Levin - Yellow their theme colour
Rose City Quilters - Palmerston North - Red theme colour. 
Close up of the Dianne Southey's entry - for readers outside of New Zealand, this quilt gives you an idea of where (how close) all the other organising clubs are to Palmerston North.  Very cool. 
Foxy Quilters - Foxton - Purple their theme colour.

In the Gallery next door to the convention center was another quilt exhibtion called Living Colours.
I love colour and have photographed my favourites.
Joy of Life by Roxanne Murphy - Australia
Madder and friends - Catherine Gowthorpe - United Kingdom
Autumn Colours - Caroline Sharkey- Australia
Big Red - Susan Mathews - Australia
Ordinary Folk are amazing - Sue Duffy - Australia
Bountiful - Phyllis Sullivan - Australia
Colourful New Zealand - Mathea Daunheimer - New Zealand
Indigo Garden - Deborah Boschert - USA
Flight of the bumblebee - Neroli Henderson - Australia
The flower looks a lot reder in this photograph but it is the detail I wanted you to see.

What a visual feast we (quilters attending the symposium) have had over the last week.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at these quilts.  If you google the quilt and artist's names you will find more detail about their fantastic quilts.

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