As usual we had a great day out in Auckland at Calico Christmas. I'll talk about our trip, what I bought and some special exhibitions tomorrow, but here for today are the quilts and wall hangings that I choose to photograph. Out of so many I often take too many photos, so, this time I just picked the one's that were my favourites.
Catherine Parkinson, was painted and stitched.
Hazel Foot's, "Indian Rhapsody"' had fabulous colours. ( yes, this is the same Hazel who was our tutor 2 weeks ago when we made our wall hangings. ) This photo does not do her quilt justice.
Again this year there were several Tapa cloth inspired quilts. I liked Karen Robertson's best, because it had little splashes of extra colour.
Rosemary Rushes, "The fantastic Faraway Tree," was such fun. I'm sure Enid Blyton would have liked it.
Sandy Bedggood, "Tile Play, " had pleasing design and shapes.
Sampler quilts are often not my thing, but Nikki Graham had used such great colours and unusual blocks I studied it for quite a while.
( all photos should enlarge by clicking on them . ) More tomorrow. Enjoy!
a few pretties in Newport RI
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