We had another great Tote & Gloat show on Saturday. This year we had two Challenges for RCQ members. The description of the challenge is followed by the winners in each category.
Click on any photo to see the quilt larger. Buttons : Must be 12” x 15” except for the anything goes category Intermediate 1st : Wilma Minnee - Ain't she cute
Advanced 2nd : Kay McDonnell - Mr and Mrs Rabbit
1st : Kelly Gabbott - Memories of Nana
Merit : Linda Torwick - Apple tree
Carol McGillivray - Button grass
Sophie Willis - Useful and beautiful
2nd : Dianne Southey - Seahorse. This quilt also won Viewer's Choice.
1st : Paula Shailer - We don't have to button our lips
1st : Wendy O'Neill - No time for the snooze button
Trippy Triangles : Open Challenge. Use your imagination to come up with a quilt for this challenge. It can be any shape to fit within a 1.5m x 1.5m square.
Merit : Sheryl Meech - Tribulation triangles
Sonja Revell - Colourful trippy triangles in Autumn
Anne Adams - Triangles Galore
3rd : Lynne Wells - Triangular Terrain. This quilt also won Viewer's Choice.
2nd : Erilyn McMillan : Varlet farm in Summer
1st : Wilma Minnee : It's 5 o'clock somewhere
Ticket holders were also encouraged to make and enter a block on the theme of transport.
12 winners were chosen by viewers' choice and these will be made into our raffle quilt for next year's Tote & Gloat. The other blocks entered this year will be made into charity quilts for children.
1st was Debbie Murray Aynsley. The other winners were Sophie Willis, Caroline Noaro, Nicola Lancaster, Pam Koat, Kay McDonnell, Frances Busby x 2, Sandie Butcher, Sonja Revell, Dawn Jackson and Hilary Blackwell.
Congratulations to all our winners. If you missed the show, come to our next meeting May 28th - challenge winners are encouraged to bring their quilts to show again.
This was our 2018 raffle quilt made from the winning blocks of last year's "Raining cats and dogs" block challenge.
At each monthly meeting, there are always neonatal quilts displayed in our Show & Tell Section. These are donated to our local hospital and are a wonderful ongoing way to support our club in donating to our community.
Quilts need to measure 18"-20" and may be made to suit boys, girls or unisex. Easter or Christmas themed quilts can be good for parents whose children happens to be born on a holiday.
Cotton fabrics are best and polyester or poly cotton battings inside are fine.
Please NO wool batting or Polar fleece backs.
Our Annual Tote & Gloat will be held in The B&M Centre, Pascal Street, Palmerston North, on the 12th of May 2018. 8.30am-5pm.
Pre-registration for Tote & Gloat is essential – Cost $15. Click on the poster to see it larger.
Your entry ticket to Tote & Gloat 2018 is your lucky number. Please ensure you wear it on the day as we will have a door prize draw at the end of the day. To receive this you must be physically present and have your ticket! If not immediately claimed this will be redrawn until it is.
Our guest speaker is Lynette Anderson from Australia. Find her blog HERE and some free patterns by her HERE. She will also be teaching classes on May 11th and May 13th. See details about them HERE.
Once again we will have raffles, challenge quilts, a Merchant Mall and your fabulous quilts all on show.
Merchant Mall open 8:00 -10am, 12:30 -2:45pm, & until 5pm
Café with EFTPOS open 8:30am –10am, and 12:30 - 2:45pm
To reduce queuing time we hope that people will stagger their food purchasing with shopping and voting over the lunch break. EFTPOS and cash sales will be available.
The café and merchants will not be open during Show and Tell, the speaker’s talk and the Challenge awards.
To help you plan your day, here is a guide of what is planned:
8am Arena 4 opens for ticket holders
- View guest exhibitor’s work and merchant mall.
- Hand in blocks for block challenge (info provided with our Tote & Gloat ticket)
- Challenge voting 9am – 2.15pm
10:00am Show & Tell begins 10am (sharp) to about 12:30pm (with raffles in between)
12:30ish – 2:30pm Lunch, Shopping & Voting
2:45pm – 3.45pm (approx.) Guest Speaker: Lynette Anderson
Challenge Awards, Raffles, Notices and Door Prize Draw to follow speaker.
Merchants will remain open until 5pm for last minute shopping.
The challenges open to club members are as follows (entry forms and details in club newsletter) Trippy Triangles
Use your imagination to come up with a quilt for this challenge. It can be any shape to fit
within a 1.5m x 1.5m square. Buttons
Must be 12” x 15” except for the anything goes category
Block Challenge – Transport
Block must be finished size 12 ½ x 12 ½ - any sort of transport-with a light colour background