Thursday, 26 November 2009

A Quilt Show

As I have mentioned once or twice already, while we were in NZ I visited a town called Geraldine. They were having their annual Craft and plant fair, part of which was an exhibition of quilts. I took my camera along and snapped a few photos.
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These three....
'Kinky Ladies'
were sewn by a lady named Janis Kearns, who created and embellished them using an embroidery pattern as inspiration.
I thought they were great fun and just a little difficult to photograph because of the glass!
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'Autumn in Geraldine', was the first piece which really caught my eye as we walked through the door.
It was created by a lady named Marie Temple during a class.
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This beautiful black and white piece simply entitled 'Quilt' was created by Georgina Whitchurch. My sister in Law Lee particularly liked this one.
'Butterflies' was made by Micheline Soufflet. You know I'm a sucker for butterflies!
I love this one, 'Christmas Bargello' was made by Alice Jones, she used it as an example in a class she taught.
This one named 'Mums Quilt' was machine embroidered by Joanne Mitchell, and it has butterflies! The rhyme in the centre panel begins.....Happiness is like a butterfly.
'Colourful Rectangles' was made by Julie Stevens for her son, she says she was using up her scraps! This is the type of pattern I wanted to use that big bundle of Kiwi fat quarters for, that was, before I found the kit!
There was a whole collection of these little Christmas tree quilts, they were made with all manner of bits and pieces, scraps, selvedges and lace were just some of the components I saw. This particular one was made by Pamela Rafferty.
There were many more quilts, all lovingly made, Lee and my nieces enjoyed the show with me, the girls got very excited at times and wanted us to hurry because there was something we just had to see around the next corner! LOL.
If anyone form Geraldine is looking in, I thoroughly enjoyed my day, especially the quilts, thank you.

8 comments:

Ali Honey said...

Thanks for sharing. I'm glad you liked the show and also that the othrs with you did too.....maybe some future quilters there.

Loved all the shopping you did.I hope you like it all when you have made them up. Keep us posted as you sew them.
Enjoy!

Janice said...

Gosh some clever ladies out there. It would have been a great day out.

Shiree said...

Hi Loulee, I am so sorry that we missed each other, when you were in Twizel, I was in Dunedin, and when you were in Dunedin, I was in Twizel, how unfortunate for us both,it really would have been wonderful to meet you and Tony!! I am so glad you had such a great time!

Allie said...

Beautiful quilts - I love those ladies! Wish I was off to a quilt show now, lol!

AnnieO said...

Thanks for the quilt show--I love to see what other quilters are up to! That was a wonderful event to get to see in NZ!

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Loulee, loved the tour, when we were in NZ I purchased the pattern for the Christmas tree and had a lot of fun making it for a dear friend...Warm Regards Lyn

Lynda said...

Thanks for sharing these photos - it's our own Kiwi show and tell! I'm intrigued by the Christmas tree quilts - are the strips sewn on top, raw edge?

Gina E. said...

Oh aren't they fantastic! I'm always amazed at the variety of designs that people come up with when making quilts. The Christmas tree one made out of strips is a super idea to use up scraps!