Sunday, 14 February 2016

8th Annual Stonestead outdoor quilt festival

What a spectacular day for an outdoor quilt festival.  I arrived early before the heat of the day had set in. I took only a few photos before the exhibition opened.  Yvonne will supply professional photographs on the Sawmillers webpage later in the week.
For those of you not familiar with this exhibition, it is held on the grounds of the original Stonestead homestead property in Te Marua, Upper Hutt owned by Kevin.  With his friend Yvonne they also run Sawmillers Quiltery on the same property.

9am Exhibition hanging nearly complete.
Challenge quilts.  Theme table runners

Family Tree by Alan Armstrong.
His own design and I think he must have had a lot of fun making this quilt.

There were several quilts on loan which means I do not know the name of the maker.
These cats are all embroidered.  Beautiful.

close up of one panel in the previous quilt.

More is More by Helen Malanchak quilted by Sue Burnett

close up of Sue's quilting.

Millefiore Paperweights by Jocelyn Thornton.  Quilted by Sue Burnett

3 way quilt by Lynn and Ingrid Jarvis.
Very cleaver idea.  Close up below.

The knitting was so even and beautifully done.  Love the covered buttons.

Elm Creek Sampler by Judy Betts.

My quilt of many colours by Wanda Borowicz.  Hand pieced and machine quilted.

This is an open event which means any quilter can enter.  This relaxed exhibition encourages beginners to enter quilts and it was great to see so many there on the day.
Looking forward to the next one.

Lisa's quilt from my spinning stripes class held at Coastal Quilters last year.
Great to see another top finished.  Clever use of her fabric to create the border.

1 comment:

  1. Lovely day out by the look. Nice to see quilts hanging outside. I think I have seen this event advertised in the NZ Quilter magazine.


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