Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Quilters Road Trip Labour Weekend

 This weekend is Labour Weekend, so on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th 10am - 3pm there is a Quilters Weekend Road Trip. This involves 5 stores in Manawatu/ Horowhenua. Do take a roadtrip to visit all stores over these 2 days and participate in our fun weekend. There will be specials and sales tables, quilts on display and of course lots of goodies in store. Hunt for the "hidden in plain sight" letters in each store, collect 10 letters and decipher the 2@ 10 letter words that are quilt related, fill in the entry form and leave it in store. You are then in the draw to win one of 5 gift baskets.

The stores involved are Village Books & Crafts, Amiees Homestead Quilts, Fox's Cottage Quilts, Cherry Pie Bernina and Plume Art + Stitch.

Dianne will also have Wendy from Wombat Crafts displaying and selling her wonderful Mosaics in her carport, beside the studio. Well worth a look. Amiee will have Munchkins fudge on site.

Do call in and check out the goodies on display, and what specials there are for you. 

Dianne

Thursday, October 8, 2020

September Meeting

 Because of Lockdown Level 2 restrictions we were not able to hold an August meeting as we generally get more than 100 people attending. But with Level 1 we held a meeting in September and had Jenny Worsley from Wanganui come and talk about her quilt journey.





This is a small selection of her earliest quilts through to the quilts she now makes using wool applique and stitch. Thank you Jenny for sharing your quilts with us, very interesting.

Latest Meetings

 We had a lovely meeting back in July for our birthday with Sheila Christensen from Masterton being our guest speaker. She has written a book about using triangles and designed a ruler with Creative Grids as well. Her samples were wonderful to see.




Thanks you Sheila, we had very entertaining meeting.
Also at this meeting we had Sue Kelly from the PN City Council come and talk about what the Civil Defence Emergency Management team had done over lockdown.

That was interesting also, as we don't always realise how many people are affected in different ways to these crises. We gave them 105 quilts to pass on to people most affected by lockdown and they were blown away. Quilts are a great way of saying "we care".

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Rose City Quilters 2020

 We are back using the blog once again, a BIG thank you to Lynette who used to look after this for us. Well 2020 has been an unusual year so far with Covid-19 disrupting so much of our lives. We have managed to have a couple of meetings this year, January, February and March and then we were in Lockdown until June when we managed to get a meeting in, along with July and then we went back into Lockdown so no August meeting. We are hoping to be able to hold our next meeting in September. Subject to Monday's announcement of hopefully going back to Level 1 we will have a meeting on 28th September, 2020. Look forward to seeing many of you.

In July we had a lovely guest speaker Sheila Christensen from Quilters Lane in Masterton. She shared her recent quilting life and quilts with us. She is most well known for her book "Quilts with an Angle" which features Triangles. This is one of her well known quilts. We are hoping to have a class with her early next year. 


We look forward to hopefully seeing Jenny Wasley talking at our September meeting.
Dianne




Monday, November 4, 2019

November/December meetings

Our LAST Rose City Quilters' Club meeting for this year is Monday 25th 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 and our AGM (please consider joining committee)
Club members please bring a small plate for sharing supper.
We will once again be donating to Star Light and the amazing work they do. Please remember to bring a few bits a pieces to help them over Christmas. Details of suitable items in the latest club newsletter.
Our speaker is Anna Williams.

Saturday Sewing this month is 23rd November. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.
There will also be Saturday Sewing 21st December - please bring a dish for a shared Christmas lunch.

Monday, October 7, 2019

October meetings

Our Rose City Quilters' Club meeting for this month is Monday 28th October.
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door

Saturday Sewing this month is 26th October. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.

Monday, September 2, 2019

September meetings

Our Rose City Quilters' Club meeting for this month is Monday 23rd September.
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door

Saturday Sewing this month is 21st September. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.