Thursday, February 9, 2017

February Meetings

Our Rose City Quilters' Club meeting for this month is Monday 27 February.
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 President's Choice.

Saturday Sewing this month is 11th February - a change of date for this month only. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Tote & Gloat 2017

Our Annual Tote & Gloat will be held in The Arena, Pascal Street, Palmerston North, on the 13th of May 2017.  8.30am-4pm.
Pre-registration for Tote & Gloat is essential – Cost $15

Our guest speaker is Rachel Maws from Annie's Country Quilt store in Ashburton.

Once again we will have raffles, challenge quilts, a Merchant Mall and your fabulous quilts all on show.
To help you plan your day, here is a rough guide of what is planned:
8:30am Hall open for viewing guest exhibitor’s work and merchant mall.
Hoffman Quilt Challenge 2016
Bandana Challenge
Hand in blocks for block challenge (info provided with our Tote & Gloat ticket)
Cafeteria open (we do recommend you purchase your lunch early before the rush). Eftpos available.
10:00am  Tote & Gloat begins
12:30pm Lunch break.
1:45pm Voting for Viewer’s Choice on Challenge Quilts and Challenge Block closes
2:25pm Guest speaker
3:15pm Announcement of the Challenge winners
4:00pm  Quilts taken down.

More information to follow in the months to come.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

January Meetings

Our first Rose City Quilters' Club meeting for the year is Monday 23 January.
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
Don't forget that your RCQ membership is cheaper if you pay by 31 January.

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

Saturday, December 10, 2016

December/January meetings

Our final monthly meeting for Rose City Quilters' Club was in November. We will post notice in January with the details of our first club meeting for the year which will be Monday January 23rd.
We wish you a wonderful Summer and holiday season with happy stitching time. See you in 2017

Saturday Sewing this month is 17 December with a Shared Christmas Lunch. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter
In 2017, first Saturday Sewing meeting it January 21st.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

November meetings

Our next Rose City Quilters' Club meeting  is Monday 28 November.
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
This month is our Christmas meeting and will be the last for the year. Our guest speaker will be Kim Bradley. 
Please bring a small plate and we are again giving gifts to the Starlight Ward at the Hospital. More information about Starlight Gifts below.
Don't forget your Volkswagen Car block - if there are enough entered there will be a prize draw to win some of these.

Saturday Sewing this month is 19 November. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.
Although there is no club meeting in December, Saturday Sewing happens on 17 December.

STARLIGHT GIFTING
Starlight's aim is to bring joy and hope to mental health patients. They want them to know that their community cares about them. Gifts are distributed to Ward 21 patients at Palmerston North Hospital and Community mental health patients i.e. via Crisis Team, Community Mental Health Centre, MASH.  Suitable gifts are :
· Caps, Beanies, T-shirts
· Toiletries- deodorants, tooth brushes, toothpaste, toilet soaps, liquid body washes, face cloths/body scrubbers, hand/body cream, sunblock, lip balm, shampoo/conditioners, tissues
· toilet bags, cosmetic bags, tote bags (these can be home made, prefer zip or Velcro closures for inpatients (a safety concern) but drawstring bags and bags with longer handles can be given to community patients- · drink bottles
· sweets, biscuits, chocolates, chippies, non-cola soft drinks, No energy drinks please
· puzzles books and pens
· stationery, books and current magazines
The last couple of years patients were very moved with receiving hand-made items like lovely toilet bags, pencil cases, beanies etc. and that someone went to the trouble to make these things to give to them.
Starlight are often short of presents suitable for men.
All items must be new (but may be re-gifted if you were given something that you cannot use). This gift may be the only gift that the person may receive at Christmas.

Starlight has asked also, if able, can your gifts be in a gift type bag. These can be recycled as long as in good condition, can also use commercial gifts bags that you get when you are shopping (I save my Zierra bags and when I buy things at Farmers I ask for a gift bag not a plastic bag! and pass these on)

Saturday, October 8, 2016

October Meetings

Our next Rose City Quilters' Club meeting  is Monday 24 October.
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
This month will be a recap of "Celebration of Quilts" and prizes for our ribbon winners. Bring your winning quilts to re-show.
Viewers' Choice was announced :
Sonja Revell won Viewers' Choice for the Challenge quilts
Jenny Parry won Viewers' Choice for the General Exhibition.
Go HERE to see the photos of all the ribbon winners.

Saturday Sewing this month is 15 October. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.

Monday, October 3, 2016

Celebration of Quilts : Ribbon Winners

The club's "Celebration of Quilts" show is held every 2 years and was held this past weekend 1-2 October 2016 at Palmerston North Girls High School. This post contains photos of all the quilts that won ribbons at the show. Click on any photo to see them larger.
These are the winning quilts in the general exhibition :
Best of Show (new this year) : Erilyn McMillan "Animals at war"
Best Traditional : Anne Adams "Snails at sea"
Best Contemporary/Modern : Anne Adams "Night flight"  + Life Member award
Best Applique : Jenny Parry "Expression of Morris".  Jenny's quilt also won Viewers' Choice for the General Exhibition.
Best Art Quilt : Sheryl Meech "Night flowers"
Best Pictorial : Sonja Revell "Poochie"
Best Hand Quilting : Tarnia Hodges "Gypsy Wife - Summer"
Detail to better show quilting 
Best Domestic Machine quilting : Dianne Southey "Dolphin at play"
Detail to better show quilting : 
Best Two-Person Quilt (the entrant's top, commercially quilted by another) : Wilma Minnee "Lanterns" quilted by Jacqui Karl  + Life Member award
Merits (6)
Debbie Jacques "Eddy the Emu"  + Life Memeber award
Debbie Jacques "Hard ball"
Sonja Revell "Curious Kea"
Chrissy Sheed "Strata magic"
Aimee Torwick "William's Iris's"
Lynette Collis "Wild women don't get the blues"
Life Members' Choice Awards (awarded by our 6 life members - green rosette) 
Anne Adams "Night flight" - seen above Best Contemporary/ Modern
Wilma Minnee "Lanterns" quilted by Jacqui Karl - seen above Best Two-Person Quilt
Debbie Jacues "Eddy the Emu" seen above Merit
Hazel Collinson "Hazel leaves"
Liz Halligan : "Flowers in New York"
Elana Stalmann: "Best Friends"
The club members' challenge was Through the Looking Glass. Quilt size A3. 
First Time Entrant : 2nd place "Invisible Illness" by Tarnia Hodges
Intermediate : 1st place "Magic Schrooms" by Colleen Blair
Advanced : 1st place " Tripping through the Looking Glass" by Nicky Webster
Professional : 1st place "A view through the cabin's porthole" by Sonja Revell.  Sonja's quilt also won Viewers' Choice for the Challenge.
Professional : 2nd place "Looking through John Lennon's Eyes" by Dianne Southey
Merits (3)
"A looking glass" by Liz Gates
"Alice through a keyhole" by Liz Gates
"Will it be him?" by Caroline Noaro
Visitors to the exhibition were asked to vote for one quilt in the general exhibition AND one of the challenge quilts. 
There were also some lovely raffles. 
Original quilt made and donated by our club president and guest exhibitor Chrissy Sheed. Won by Lee Johnson.
Country Garden Quilt. Won by Natalya Gorinski. 
Poppy fabric kit. Won by Judy Cann.
Mrs Tiggywinkle fabric kit. Won by Phil Holdsworth
And all raffle tickets went into an additional prize draw of a Cushla's fabric roll. Won by Margaret Johnson.
A big thank you to all members who entered quilts into the Exhibitions.