Thursday, November 12, 2009

Final Meeting for 2009

Monday 23 November at 7:30pm kicks off the final meeting for the year. We will begin with the AGM, which should be all over in 20 minutes, then on to the rest of the evening. Our guest speaker is Michelle Mikkelson from The Christmas Heirloom Company. Michelle will show us how to decorate for Christmas and show off some of her fantastic quilts.
Afterwards we will have a shared supper.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

July - Birthday Month Celebration

I've been pretty slow in posting news on this blog for Rose City Quilters - just as well they aren't paying me, eh?
July was the Club's birthday month and the club members were the entertainment. Each selected a roll of thread and later formed a group with others who had the same colour thread. This way everyone gets mixed up - a way of meeting new people! Each group had a bag of bits and pieces and had to create an ensemble of wearable art.
This is the hall where everyone is madly creating (after all there was a time limit!) Prizes were awarded for such things as: every piece supplied used, the best shoes, the best bag, the best ... you name it, there was a prize, so that everyone won.
Here are a few of the finished wearable art pieces:
Congratulations, and a fun evening was had by all!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Here Are The Second Lot of Winners From Tote & Gloat

Best Interpretation: Sandi Mallinder

and 4 Merit Awards to:
Lynette Collis

Cheryl Shirriffs

Sonja Revell

Dianne Southey

Winners From Tote & Gloat

Here are the first winners from Saturday's Tote & Gloat. Challenge was Go Green!:
Group quilt (made by Vicky Gyles, Judith Balchin and Jenny Debney):

1st Novice: Amiee Torwick, and
Viewer's Choice
2nd Novice: Amiee Torwick

1st Intermediate: Karen Jones, and
Best Traditional

2nd Intermediate: Mary Paterson
1st Advanced: Erilyn McMillan, and
Best Contemporary
2nd Advanced: Lauren Francis and
Best Use of Colour

Sponsor's Choice: Liz Halligan

Congratulations to all the winners and to all who entered quilts.
Judging was by Sandra Meech, our guest speaker from the United Kingdom.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Quilting That Quilt Top

Have you wondered just how you should quilt that quilt top? I'm sure you have and sometimes it just seems easier to take it to someone else to have the ideas and to do it for you! Monday 23rd February, Rose City Quilters has as their 'guest speaker' several members who will talking about some ideas. One will be a hand quilter, another a long arm quilter and another will be talking about what you can do with your own domestic sewing machine.
All welcome. 7:30pm at the Wesley Church, Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North. $3.00 entry fee for casual visitors.