Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Fickle Spring Weather.

After a fabulous warm weekend, (that I could become very fond of ) the weather is certainly throwing everything at us today. There will be a brief spell of sun then the rain pours down the wind rushes through lifting things in it's path including these avocados that I collected from under the 2 Hass trees.

 From the house I could see them swinging  like pendulums so no wonder some just snapped. Some fell stem and all some had their stems ripped out.( I so hope we don't loose the avo trees themselves )
 These windfalls may be a bit bruised but at least they are mature enough that we will use them when they ripen in about  8 to 10 days.

 The sun popped out again so both of rushed to do some garden jobs, BUT then had to rush for shelter a short time later. I got stuck in the old poly house for quite some weeds left in there now...finally I made a dash for it. Too windy for an umbrella today.

 The first of 5 Unique Rhododendron is flowering. The wind doesn't seem to be trashing that.
 We both decided that the rest of the day most definitely was an indoors day.
 I have been knitting ( beanies ) and sewing an adult type felt ball and sorting my fabric stash to find material suitable for little girls dresses. We are being shown this Friday at P and Q what is required. In an all boy family that will be fun for me.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Even More Quilts.

Here are some other quilts and hangings I liked from our recent Exhibition.

 Jan Nicholson's Taste of the Orient. It was the colours and the fabrics I liked.

 Karen Livingston's My Secret Garden, made from a pattern by Geta Grama from Romania .

 Also by  Karen and the cushion made from old blanket wool by Melanie Martin.

Rae Champion's, A Handful of Scraps was hand pieced and machine quilted.
 There were of course many more lovely pieces of work but I don't have photos of . This was just a selection.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

More Quilts.

Dorna's beautiful fun quilt has toys in pockets and things to play with.She made the toys as well of course. Clever lady.

 Muriel Brown's  Puzzle hanging.

 Helen Mckeon's beautiful quilt of Kaffe Fasset fabrics is on its side ( sorry )

 3 brilliant vibrant hangings.

My Carmichael Walkway hanging at the front of this row.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

A Selection of Quilts from Our Show.

Our Exhibition was well attended and the Sales table did very well. Here are just a few of the photos I took to share here.
2 members had made this same pattern. Christine McIntyre made this one. Some of the flowers are felt and there is a lot of hand embroidery.
She also made this fun tuffet out of French General fabrics. 
Rosemary Hancett's travel bag was so well finished, right down to the matching luggage label.
Muriel Brown's Wonky Houses were  very bright.
As were Sandra Bentley's,  Feathers . Such excellent workmanship in this.
A quilt made by the same lady ( Sandra ) for her son. The fabrics were nicer than they look here. She is a professional Quilter and many of the quilts others put in the show were quilted by her.
Helen Purllant's Seaside wall hanging was hand stitched and machine quilted. Lots of small detail in this.
Denise Lee's hanging is tiny .The blocks are miniature. It is foundation pieced from a kit she got in USA.

 Some more to come in my next post.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Exhibition Starts Tomorrow.

The Tauranga  Patchwork and Quilters' 30th Anniversary Exhibition starts at 10 am tomorrow at the Tauranga Racecourse. It's all hung and ready for viewing.
 10am  till 4pm Friday and Saturday. Adults $5 entry.

This  is a quilt made by members that is being raffled.

 Raffle Quilt.
 There are other great raffles too.

On display are members work. From large quilts like Valerie Blight's  quilt here
To tiny thread paintings of pets.

 There is also on display Aotearoa Quilters'  Exhibition, " New Zealand Through Our Eyes."featuring Canadian and NZ quilts.
 A huge Sales Table has a great variety of gifts and novelties and small quilts .