Saturday, December 1, 2018

Special events in February 2019

Information about our last monthly meetings for the year is HERE. We will post early in 2019 about our January meeting dates.
We have some special events happening in February 2019.

Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th February : Laura Heine Fabric Collage technique class taught by Sue Roper from Pink Possum Quilting in Greymouth.
Venue to be advised. Class fee for club members of $40 for the 2 days PLUS Patterns purchased from Sue for $44.90 or $49.90 as below OR you can use your own pattern if you already have one. This sheet was handed around for sign ups at our November club meeting.
Please email rosecityquilters@gmail.com for further information. 
See more of Laura Heine's patterns HERE and Pink Possum Quilting on FB HERE. Sue Roper is a certified teacher of Laura's technique. Check out Laura sharing her technique on YouTube HERE.

Wednesday 20th February we are very lucky to have Lyric Kinard coming to speak
7pm at The Lychway, 5 Roy Street, Palmerston North . Doors open at 6:30 pm. Tickets $5 - open to all.
See Lyric's website HERE and her blog HERE
find Joy.....create Beauty.....be Inspired

We wish you a wonderful Summer with lots of happy stitching time. See you in 2019

Thursday, November 1, 2018

November/December meetings

Our LAST Rose City Quilters' Club meeting for this year is Monday 26th November.
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
This is our Christmas meeting, our AGM (please consider joining committee), and we are again collecting gifts for Starlight.
Club members please bring a small plate for sharing supper.

Saturday Sewing this month is 17th November. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.
There will also be Saturday Sewing 15th December - please bring a dish for a shared Christmas lunch.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Celebration of Quilts 2018 : Prize winners

The club's "Celebration of Quilts" show is held every 2 years and our show was held at Palmerston North Girls High School this past weekend.
These were the prize winners this year (click on any photo to see it larger)
"The Desert Campaigns - Sinai and Palestine 1916-1918" by Erilyn McMillan : Best of Show (sponsored by Fox's Cottage)
"Plant the Garden for Butterflies" by Sophie Willis : Best Traditional 
"Just call me modern" by Bev Randall : Best Contemporary/Modern
"Metro Tiles" by Dawn Jackson : Best Applique 
"Quiltville" by Lynne Wells : Best Hand Quilting
"Wholecloth in Colour" by Lorna Newsome : Best Machine Quilting
"Gorgeous Geraldine" by Dawn Jackson : Best Art Quilt 
"A Colourful Trippy Triangle Autumn" by Sonja Revell : Best Pictorial 

"Santa's Loading Dock" by Sonja Revell. Quilted by Erilyn McMillan : Best Two-Person/Group Quilt (the entrant's top, commercially quilted by another)

"Lorna's Lark" by Loran Newsome : Judges Award
"Positivity" by Paula Shailer : Judges Award
Merit awards for the following : 
"Flowerburst" by Wilma Minnee
"Joseph's Tilted City" by Robyn Huxtable
"On Becoming a War Bride and Immigrant" by Erilyn McMillan
"Colour the Gift of Spring" by Anna Williams
"Rat Race" by Jenny Parry
"Chatham Islands" by Judith Balchin
Life Members' Choice Awards (awarded by our 6 life members to the quilt of their choice)
"Sixes" by Hazel Collinson
"Boro Hanging" by Lynne Wells
"Starry Starry Night" by Sheryl Meech
"Spike" by Sheryl Meech - this quilt also won Viewers' Choice

"Rangoli" by Anna Williams
"My Boy Rocky" by Claire Halberg-Vivash
These were the quilts entered in the club challenge "Once in a blue moon"
Following the RCQ meeting on Monday 22nd October the following were announced :
1st First time entrant (F) : Jenny Parry
2nd Novice (H) : Claire Halberg-Vivash
1st Advanced (K) : Debbie Jacques
1st Professional C): Sonja Revell
2nd Professional (D) : Amiee Torwick
Merit Professional (I) : Wilma Minnee
Merit Professional (L) : Dianne Southey
Viewers' Choice for the challenge : Lynda Torwick (B)
Viewers' Choice for the Exhibition was "Spike" by Sheryl Meech (pictured above with the Life Members' Choice Awards)

Monday, October 1, 2018

October Meetings

Our Rose City Quilters' Club meeting for this month is Monday 22nd October
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
We will have our post-Celebration of Quilts de-brief, reveal makers of the challenge quilts and award Viewers' Choice prizes.

Celebration is on 6-7 October. More info HERE.

Saturday Sewing this month is 20th October. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

September Meetings

Our Rose City Quilters' Club meeting for this month is Monday 24th September
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
Our Guest speaker this month is Gill Christie.
Bring a Pin Cushion to swap (details were in the July newsletter) and we have a themed Show 'n' Tell this month : Bright 'n' Happy for Spring Fling

Saturday Sewing this month is 25th September. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.

It's our Celebration of Quilts show October 6-7. Details HERE.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

August Meetings

Our Rose City Quilters' Club meeting for this month is Monday 27th August.
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
Our Guest speaker this month is Ross Munro - a long arm machine, whole cloth, prizewinning quilter from Hastings.

Saturday Sewing this month is 18th August. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.


Saturday, July 28, 2018

Aotearoa Quilters : International Quilt Expo

Formed in 1994 as the National Association of New Zealand Quilters (NANZQ), Aotearoa Quilters support quilters and textile artists by offering classes, exhibitions and professional development opportunities. Membership is open to anyone interested in the NZ quilting and textile scene. 
We are excited to be hosting the International Challenge for its final showing here in New Zealand on the 4th & 5th August in Palmerston North. Hosted at the historic Caccia Birch House this will be a stunning exhibition of the quilts from Japan, France, and New Zealand. In addition, we will be showcasing the work of quilters and textile artists from around New Zealand.
In Palmerston North at the Expo you will see:
  • International Challenge -90 quilters, 30 themes, 90 quilts. Quilters from 3 countries interpret the same themes in different ways – fascinating to see the results!
  • PINK  – the latest in the series of the Aotearoa Quilters 12 X 12 Colour Challenges. Up to 100 quilts in one colourway look stunning when hung together are represent the work of quilters from all around New Zealand – from novice to experienced. These mini-artworks will be on sale for $125 each with $100 going directly to the quilter.
  • Art Deco – An Aotearoa Quilters members only challenge. Given the theme of Art Deco, participants must represent the theme within the given dimensions. A great variety of style, colour and technique. 
  • Aotearoa Quilters Touring Exhibition – selected quilts from the Symposium 2018 Exhibition available to tour. These quilts represent the work of many of New Zealand’s most talented quilters and textile artists. 
  • Hoffman – the annual Hoffman Challenge provides a Hoffman fabric for participants to use to produce a quilt/textile artwork. Twenty of these are chosen to tour the country for exhibition
Check out more details of the weekend events HERE.