Sunday, 8 November 2015

Auckland Festival of quilts part three

The Aotearoa which is the national quilting body of New Zealand held a green challenge. These were displayed at this exhibtion.  Massive response from so many talented quilters.

It was hard to get a full view of all these quilts in one photograph but by looking at these, 
You can appreciate the talent using a wide range of techniques. For more info please visit

 The cold watch by Charlotte Scott

The Chisel Master by Alison Laurence.

X marks the spot by Barrie Ashton

Medieval Magic by Trish Everard.  First prize by amateur made by one person.

Focus by Alison Laurence.  Judges choice.

Rural 1 by Robyn Croft. Judges choice

Fifths fusion 2 by Robyn Croft

Wacky flags n wheels by Sandy Feringa

Moonshadows 2 by Anne Jouie. Second prize professional bed.

Detail of Moonshadows 2

Ally's quilt by Vimia Govender

Detail of Ally's quilt

Detail of Ally's quilt.

Misty mountain pond by Betty McLean. Quilted by Linda Young.
Best commercial quilting and second prize wall hanging quilt.

Detail misty mountains pond

Otterman Odyssey by Valda Sutton

Any fish by Sonja Prchal

Memories of flight by Charlotte Scott. Highly commended professional wall quilt.

Australian Desert by Carol Sorrell

Sweet Heart by Kerry Glen

Abstraction by Rosemary Rush. First prize professional.

Dancing colourful flowers by Mei Qiu

Turkish delight by Gea van Holst

Old library door by Ngaire Flemming. Highly commended amateur wall hanging.

Detail Old library door

Snake charmers by Heather Dockery. Second Prize amateur large quilt.

Home, pray, love by Jackie McDonald. First amateur large domestic machine.

The Caswell quilt by Betty McLean. Quilted by Linda Young. 
Best machine appliqué or machine embellishment.
First prize small quilt by multiple makers. (I wonder if it should say large quilt?)

Detail The Caswell

The Caswell Quilt by Ann Gregory. Quilted by Jacqui Carl.
Best Amateur.

Both previous quilts designed by Corliss Searcey. (Threadbear).

The nearly insane journey by Sue Flego. Quilted by Judi Schon
First prize large quilt multiple makers.

Finding my way by Sybil Lightbourne. Quilted by Judi Schon.
Highly commended large quilt multiple makers.

Rhythm  of the Sea - Amplified by Kathleen Dunn.
Quilted by Jeanie Balemi.

Willa's quilt by Marian Kleist. Quilted by Sandy Mayo

Batik Silken Leaves by Alison Hartley. Quilted by Yoke Martens

Detail Batik silken leaves

Frida by Ngaire Fleming. Quilted by Leonie Wihongi.
Highly commended wall quilt multiple makers

Barn Blooms by Joy Wiseman. Quilted by Susan Trendall.

Volcanic Fires of Taupo by Carol Fearon.

Detail Volcanic fires of Taupo

Kisses for my daughter by Donna Cumming ( photo from my symposium 2015 post as I the one I took during the Auckland exhibtion failed).
Best Use of colour and first prize wall hanging multiple makers

Detail Kisses for my daughter

Dear Jane by Mary Hawke. Quilted by Colleen Burr.

I hope you enjoyed viewing these quilts.  More quilts in my previous two posts as well.  There were so many more quilts on display than what is shown here.
The exhibtion was held at the AMI Netball Center in Auckland New Zealand.  Fantastic space and lighting.  Demonstrations, quilt sales and lots of vendors.

Thank you to Alison Lawrence who spent time with me talking about Auckland Guild challenges.
In fact one challenge that I didn't photograph was the 2014 challenge quilts. The theme, your favourite book. Fantastic theme.
Great to see some familiar faces including our famous Wendy Welsh from Wellingion our La Passacaglia guru.  Google La Passacaglia if you haven't seen these quilts.

Thank you Auckland. I had a very enjoyable weekend topped of by Taste of Auckland wine and food festival with my quilting buddy Sandra Kennington.
This girl flew home very happy.



  1. Great pics! You've certainly captured the essence of the show... the variety, the creativity, just lovely!

  2. Oh please! Seriously though, I had a great time, made all the better by bumping into you frequently. I've just re-read my latest NZ Quilter about Alison Lawrence again. It all makes more sense once you've met the person in real life.

  3. Wendy - all credit due - you do a lot of work managing the Asia / Pacific region for La Passacaglia facebook page (4k members). Its an inspiring fun way of EPP. Did you see Fabric by Three stand - they had made a few blocks using hand dyed fabrics.
    I'm looking forward to our talk at Town n Country quilters in Levin this week.

  4. It looks like it was a fantastic show. Thank you for taking us with you!


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