For all my overseas readers, The Wairarapa is located on the south-eastern corner of the North Island of New Zealand. http://www.wairarapanz.com/. It is made up of small country townships of which some are only 10 minutes drive apart. Its a region of horticulture, animal farming and vineyards. Its a beautiful place with only a two hour drive to the East Coast beaches - great for fishing.
Because of this life style, a lot of people (and quilters) have retired to this region from the Wellington (our capital city) area.
This exhibition was held in the Carterton Event Centre and we had a great time catching up with "retired" quilters who have moved to this area.
I have taken a mixture of photographs of 27 so there should be something inspiring for different quilting tastes. There were 94 quilts exhibited.
A group of quilters each made their own version of "Sylvia's Bridal Sampler Quilt". Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler is a 140 block sampler quilt quilt made by the characters in a novel, The Master Quilter, the sixth in the Elm Creek Quilts series by Jennifer Chiaverini.
|Study in Greens by Rayellen Chisholm|
|Hanna's Wedding Quilt by Adie Wyeth|
|Rhapsody in Blues by Sue Burns|
|Elm Creek Sampler by Judy Betts|
|Love at Sea by Adie Wyeth (this was a miniature)|
|Forest Light by Sheila Christensen |
A variation of the Storm at Sea started in a Maria Travers' class
|Light between Oceans by Heather Vernon|
|Memories by Daphne Pratt|
|Caswell Quilt by Judy Betts|
|Wind in the Whiskers by Carol Whitehead|
A McKenna Ryan design
|Peace in the Garden by Susan Proctor|
|Leanne's House Block of the Month by Sarah Williams|
You'll have to scroll in to see the detail.
|City Shadows by Noeline Day|
|Close up of City Shadows. Use of colour in the quilting thread.|
|A Yen for Red by Carol Auckram|
Original designer of this quilt is Sandra Kennington, Auckland New Zealand
|Anchorage by Margaret Enright|
|For Liz by Helen Ewan|
|Crossing the Waingawa by Maggie Pryce|
|Diamonds by the Dozen by Monica Rose|
|True Weave by Sheila Skene|
|Georgetown by Margaret Enright|
all made from plaids
|Hoop La by Daphne Pratt|
|Antipodean Morris Magic by Sheila Williamson|
|Heather's Garden by Sarah Wilkins|
|Autumn Bouquet by Maria Travers|
|Underground Railroad by Pauline Cave|
|Julia Grant by Pauline Cave|
|Mary Lincoln by Pauline Cave|
Thank you for taking the time to view this quilts from Wairarapa Quilters.