Let me share some of the quilts I have seen and what some of my students have been making.
In April, Kapiti Quilters held their "Rapt in Quilts" exhibition. Jo (owner of Wellington Sewing Center) and I had the pleasure of being one of the vendors at this event which was held at Southwards Car Museum.
The club members had to include this fabric in their challenge quilts.
Here are six of the challenge quilts. Very clever and I suspect these quilt makers had a lot of fun.
Other Quilts on Show
|Pohutukawa by Sandra Killin|
Best Contempory Quilt
A Mary Metcalf design
|White Delight by Carol Denley|
|Dandelions by Sandra Killin|
|1388 Pieces by Sandra Killin|
|Pansy Beauty by Anne-Marie Dunlop|
Best in Show
|Crazy Patch by Judith MacDonald|
Unfortunately my photograph was affected by lighting
|For the Olive Grove by Paulette Meldrum|
|Kaleidoscope by Jacqui Balaam|
|Cocktail Twise by Carol Pedersen|
|Conway Album Quilt by Sheryl Meech|
|Night Flowers by Sheryl Meech|
Best machine applique
|Jo Morris (on the right) and me before the doors opened.|
A group of quilters meet every Wednesday evening to work on their own projects and I am their to assist them - sort of like a mentor. One member has been sick so these ladies decided it would be nice to make a quilt for her. Over an eight week period they learnt how to paperpiece using one of Carol Doak's designs.
Here was the quilt top on my design wall which has now been completed and handed over last week to the recipient.
Last week I had the opportunity to attend Tote and Gloat a Quilting event in Palmerston North organised by Rose City Quilters. I have only taken a few photos of this year's event. Not all the quilts were labeled with the quilt makers details.
Over the last month I have been teaching a beginners quilting class. Tops have been completed and quilts pinned ready for quilting.
|This is Tammie's quilt. Quite different for a first quilt.|
The top has been made from her Mother's cardigans.
|Jenny's Dr Seuss|
|Maina's quilt top. Notice the teaspoons?|
If you don't have a pin closing tool, teaspoons work really well.
She specialises in traditional knitting. Her examples were absolutely stunning. You need to google her.
|This is my cast on using three strands of yarn|
|This is the class effort at the end of the day.|
Time to complete more projects.
One more thing to show of. This stunning piece of knitting (Gallipoli) was made by Jo Morris. It has been on display in the shop for April and May. Poppy contributions were made by customers and the crotchet club of Tawa College. Note the purple poppy? That represents all the horses and messaging pigeons that died.