Monday, December 7, 2015

Merry Christmas

Our last Rose City Quilters' Club meeting for 2015 was in November. We will post notice in January with the details of our first club meeting for the year which will be 25 January.
We wish you a wonderful Summer and holiday season with happy stitching time.
See you in 2016

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Call for entries : AQC 2016

We are excited to let you know about opportunities for quilters and textile artists to have their work displayed at the 2016 Australasian Quilt Convention (AQC).
ONLINE ENTRIES CLOSE FEB 25 2016
2016 AQC challenge : Tradition with a Twist - details HERE 
Mini Textile art challenge : Paws & Whiskers - details HERE
Millefiore Quilts - details HERE 
If you have any questions about these challenges and display, or would like an html copy of the email to send to your customers, please email the AQC Team.
Australasian Quilt Convention • April 14 – 17, 2016
Royal Exhibition Building • Carlton Gardens • Melbourne
Thursday to Sunday • 10am to 4.30pm daily

 

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

December Saturday Stitchin'

Our last Saturday Stitchin' for the year is Saturday 19 December.
A shared lunch this month.
Every 3rd Saturday of the month at the Awapuni Community Hall in Newbury St from 9.30am – 4.00pm several Rose City Quilters members have been meeting for a day of sewing, chatting, eating and drinking. This is a great day to bring UFO’s and to pick up tips on binding, borders, colours and so on. The hall has heaps of light and plenty of tables to spread out on. There’s also a table tennis table, which is ideal for basting large quilts. You need to bring a cup/mug, your lunch and $2.00. If you want to join any Saturday Stitchin’ please contact Robin Huxtable, phone 358 5117 or just turn up.

Monday, November 9, 2015

November Club meeting : Last for 2015

Our last Rose City Quilters' Club meeting for the year is Monday 23rd November
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
It's our Christmas meeting.  Please bring a small plate for supper.
Our guest speaker is Jenny Hunter. Jenny's designs appear in NZ Quilter.

We also have our AGM at this meeting. It is always quite short.
We need new committee members. Nominations will be voted at the AGM. The more people on committee lightens the load, and new people have new ideas which keeps our club vibrant and interesting.
 
We are again giving gifts to the Starlight Ward at the Hospital.
Starlight's aim is to bring joy and hope to mental health patients.  They want them to know that their community cares about them
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 
Last year 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 has asked also, if able, can your gifts be in a gift type bag - which can be a recycled one.
Gift bags- can be recycled as long as in good condition, can also use commercial gifts bags that you get when you are shopping
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. 
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
 
 

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

November Saturday Stitchin'

Saturday Stitchin' for this month is Saturday 21 November.
(Last Saturday Stitchin' for the year is Saturday 19 December).
Every 3rd Saturday of the month at the Awapuni Community Hall in Newbury St from 9.30am – 4.00pm several Rose City Quilters members have been meeting for a day of sewing, chatting, eating and drinking. This is a great day to bring UFO’s and to pick up tips on binding, borders, colours and so on. The hall has heaps of light and plenty of tables to spread out on. There’s also a table tennis table, which is ideal for basting large quilts. You need to bring a cup/mug, your lunch and $2.00. If you want to join any Saturday Stitchin’ please contact Robin Huxtable, phone 358 5117 or just turn up.

             

Friday, October 9, 2015

October Saturday Stitchin'

Saturday Stitchin' for this month is Saturday 17th October
Every 3rd Saturday of the month at the Awapuni Community Hall in Newbury St from 9.30am – 4.00pm several Rose City Quilters members have been meeting for a day of sewing, chatting, eating and drinking. This is a great day to bring UFO’s and to pick up tips on binding, borders, colours and so on. The hall has heaps of light and plenty of tables to spread out on. There’s also a table tennis table, which is ideal for basting large quilts. You need to bring a cup/mug, your lunch and $2.00. If you want to join any Saturday Stitchin’ please contact Robin Huxtable, phone 358 5117 or just turn up.
                   

Monday, October 5, 2015

October Club Meeting

Our next Rose City Quilters' Club meeting is Monday 26th October
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 : Dianne Barden, Quilter

November is our Christmas and last meeting for the year. Next month we will be giving gifts to the Starlight Ward at the Hospital. Here is a list of suitable gifts if you wish to start getting organised :
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 
Last year 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.
 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Charity quilting weekend 26 & 27 September

Rose City Quilters would like to invite you and your friends to our charity sewing weekend.
We would love your help from 9am-4.30pm on Saturday the 26th September and/or Sunday the 27th September at St Patrick's Cathedral Hall, 197 Broadway Ave (the best way to enter is off Amesbury St) or beside Broadway Radiology tucked in behind the church. Plenty of parking.
What’s required :
* Yourself and your friends (They do not have to be members of the club to come and help)
* Your Sewing Machine (optional)
* Your sewing tools
* Cutting boards and rulers (please Name these)
* Your lunch
The club provides :
*Morning and afternoon tea  + coffee
*Design Walls
*Irons and Ironing boards
*Threads
*Batting
*Lee and Amiee have spent many hours getting the quilt blocks, fabric, borders, etc together so you can just pick up a package and sit down to sew the quilts up. We hope we get a good turn out so we can clear the blocks up and make storing them a little easier and tidier.    

Hope you can make it.
 

Thursday, September 10, 2015

September Club Meeting

Our next Rose City Quilters' Club meeting is Monday 28th 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 John Ford - an expert on roses.
 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

September Saturday Stitchin'

Saturday Stitchin' for this month is Saturday 19th September
Every 3rd Saturday of the month at the Awapuni Community Hall in Newbury St from 9.30am – 4.00pm several Rose City Quilters members have been meeting for a day of sewing, chatting, eating and drinking. This is a great day to bring UFO’s and to pick up tips on binding, borders, colours and so on. The hall has heaps of light and plenty of tables to spread out on. There’s also a table tennis table, which is ideal for basting large quilts. You need to bring a cup/mug, your lunch and $2.00. If you want to join any Saturday Stitchin’ please contact Robin Huxtable, phone 358 5117 or just turn up.
                   

Monday, August 10, 2015

August Club Meeting

Our next Rose City Quilters' Club meeting is Monday 24th 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 Chrissy Sheed talking about her recent trip to the Sydney Quilt Show.
Bring a gold coin to the meeting if you want a cupcake to support the SPCA this month.
 

Monday, August 3, 2015

August Saturday Stitchin'

Saturday Stitchin' for this month is Saturday 15th August.
Every 3rd Saturday of the month at the Awapuni Community Hall in Newbury St from 9.30am – 4.00pm several Rose City Quilters members have been meeting for a day of sewing, chatting, eating and drinking. This is a great day to bring UFO’s and to pick up tips on binding, borders, colours and so on. The hall has heaps of light and plenty of tables to spread out on. There’s also a table tennis table, which is ideal for basting large quilts. You need to bring a cup/mug, your lunch and $2.00. If you want to join any Saturday Stitchin’ please contact Robin Huxtable, phone 358 5117 or just turn up.
                   

Monday, July 13, 2015

July : Our BIrthday Club Meeting

Our next Rose City Quilters' Club meeting is Monday 27th July
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
It's Our Birthday!
We are having a Mid-Winter Christmas theme. Please bring your Christmas quilts , Christmas ornaments, Christmas stockings to share for show & tell.
Every year we donate quilts as part of our birthday meeting. This year’s charity is Arohanui Hospice. We have been working to make 12 quilts for their beds as their old ones are beyond repair. 
Come and celebrate with us. There'll be cake :-)
                

Monday, July 6, 2015

July Saturday Stitchin'

Saturday Stitchin' for this month is Saturday 18th July
Every 3rd Saturday of the month at the Awapuni Community Hall in Newbury St from 9.30am – 4.00pm several Rose City Quilters members have been meeting for a day of sewing, chatting, eating and drinking. This is a great day to bring UFO’s and to pick up tips on binding, borders, colours and so on. The hall has heaps of light and plenty of tables to spread out on. There’s also a table tennis table, which is ideal for basting large quilts. You need to bring a cup/mug, your lunch and $2.00. If you want to join any Saturday Stitchin’ please contact Robin Huxtable, phone 358 5117 or just turn up.
                   

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

June Club Meeting

Our next Rose City Quilters' Club meeting is Monday 22nd June
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
Our Guest speakers this month are Jennie Anderson and Kay Booth sharing their travels to AQS Paducah Quilt Show

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

June Saturday Stitchin'

Saturday Stitchin' for this month is Saturday 20th June.
Every 3rd Saturday of the month at the Awapuni Community Hall in Newbury St from 9.30am – 4.00pm several Rose City Quilters members have been meeting for a day of sewing, chatting, eating and drinking. This is a great day to bring UFO’s and to pick up tips on binding, borders, colours and so on. The hall has heaps of light and plenty of tables to spread out on. There’s also a table tennis table, which is ideal for basting large quilts. You need to bring a cup/mug, your lunch and $2.00. If you want to join any Saturday Stitchin’ please contact Robin Huxtable, phone 358 5117 or just turn up.
                     

Friday, May 15, 2015

May Club Meeting

Our next Rose City Quilters' Club meeting is Monday 25th May.
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 post Tote & Gloat meeting. We would love to see the quilts you entered for challenges - bring them along whether or not you won a prize.
The Neonatal unit is in need of more quilts. These need to be 18" square and polyester batting please so they don't shrink. 
                          
                                            

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Charity quilt weekend 23 & 24 May

Every year we donate quilts as part of our club's birthday meeting in July. This year’s charity is Arohanui Hospice. We aim to make 12 quilts for their beds as their old ones are beyond repair. The size they are wanting is 59” x 68”.
Rose City Quilters would like to invite you and your friends to our charity sewing weekend.
We would love your help from 9am on Saturday the 23rd May and/or Sunday the 24th May at the Catholic Cathedral Hall, 197 Broadway Ave (the best way to enter is off Amesbury St) or beside Broadway Radiology tucked in behind the church.
What’s required :
* Yourself and your friends (They do not have to be members of the club to come and help)
* Your Sewing Machine (optional)
* Your sewing tools
* Cutting boards and rulers (please Name these)
*Your lunch
The club provides :
*Design Walls
*Irons and Ironing boards
*Threads
*Batting
*Orphan and Block of the month blocks and fabrics
*Morning and afternoon tea 
How the Day works:
Depending on numbers we will divide the group up into teams. Each team receives a collection of blocks with fabrics and in some cases a pattern to complete a quilt top. The team sorts themselves out into a sewer, ironer, cutter etc. It’s up to you.
We also have quilts that will need basting and quilting over the week end.
The club provide all the materials for these quilts, all we need is your expertise and time to put them together.
Thank you to the club members who have already generously donated materials or whole quilts for this project.
                                   

Monday, May 11, 2015

Tote & Gloat prize winners

We another great Tote & Gloat show on Saturday. This year we had two Challenges for RCQ members and these were the winners. Click on any photo to see the quilt larger
1. The Bucket List Challenge
This is an Open Challenge (it will not be judged in categories) and the maximum size is 2 metres square. You may use a pattern (but you must acknowledge who designed it, the name of the pattern and where you got it from). It may have been a class that you took at Symposium if it was on your bucket list. This could be a quilt that you have wanted to make for a while and didn’t get around to it or a pattern that you’ve had for a long time.
1st Prize :
By Sophie Willis
2nd Prize and Viewers' Choice :
By Debbie Jacques
3rd Prize :
By Liz Gates
Merit :
By Lorna Newsome
Merit :
By Sonja Revell
2. The Christmas Cracker Challenge
On arrival to the November meeting you would have been given a Christmas cracker. You may use any part from the cracker for your inspiration –the cracker itself, maybe the colour, or anything that is inside or outside the cracker. Have fun with this challenge.  The challenge rules are that it must fit within 1 metre square, but cannot be a square or a rectangular shape.
FIRST TIME ENTRANT
1st Prize :
By Nikkie Webster
2nd Prize :
By Kay McDonnell
NOVICE
1st Prize :
By Kelly Gabbott
INTERMEDIATE
1st Prize :
By Gloria Campbell
PROFESSIONAL
1st Prize :
By Paula Shailer
2nd Prize :
By Liz Gates
Merit :
By Lynne Burnham
Merit :
By Luchelle Cottrell
ANYTHING GOES
1st Prize :
By Linda Torwick - this included a matching quilt inside the cracker
2nd Prize :
By Erilyn McMillan
Merit :
By Sheryl Meech
Merit :
By Liz Gates
Viewers' Choice :
By Wendy O'Neill
                                                                 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

May Saturday Stitchin'

Saturday Stitchin' for this month is Saturday 16th May.
Every 3rd Saturday of the month at the Awapuni Community Hall in Newbury St from 9.30am – 4.00pm several Rose City Quilters members have been meeting for a day of sewing, chatting, eating and drinking. This is a great day to bring UFO’s and to pick up tips on binding, borders, colours and so on. The hall has heaps of light and plenty of tables to spread out on. There’s also a table tennis table, which is ideal for basting large quilts. You need to bring a cup/mug, your lunch and $2.00. If you want to join any Saturday Stitchin’ please contact Robin Huxtable, phone 358 5117 or just turn up.
                   

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Tote & Gloat is almost here

Tote & Gloat
Saturday 9 May 2014
Venue: Arena 2, Pascal Street, Palmerston North
Time: 8:30am – 4:00pm
Cost $15.00 
You can still buy tickets in Palmerston North from The Cloth Shop (48 Victoria Ave), Village Books & Crafts (318 College Street) or Angels in Gumboots (101 Cambridge Ave, Ashhurst). There will also be door sales.

If you are a ticket holder, hopefully you have  been making a block for our raffle quilt challenge to hand in on the day.

If you are bringing quilts to show that you want to have hanging up on display, don't forget to add velcro to the top of your quilt - fluffy side - attached to the quilt itself or on a temporary sleeve.

Doors open at 8.30am - find out more information by clicking HERE.   Hope to see you there

Monday, April 13, 2015

April Club Meeting

Our next Rose City Quilters' Club meeting is Monday 27th April.
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 Susan Claire sharing her travels. Susan Claire is the Gourmet Quilter. Get a preview of her work at her blog HERE.
Tote & Gloat this year is on Saturday 9th May. Full information in the previous post.
If you are going on the bus trip to Kapiti Coast Quilters Exhibition on Sunday 17th May, please remember to pay your $10 at this club meeting. $10 gets you entry to the quilt show AND a surprise.
                                           

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tote & Gloat : Saturday 9th May

Tote & Gloat 2015 will be held a week later than is usual, in Arena 2 on the 9th of May. This venue is bigger, brighter and much more sound-proof.
Pre-registration for Tote & Gloat is essential – entry tickets are not sold on the day. Cost $15
You can buy them in Palmerston North from The Cloth Shop (48 Victoria Ave), Village Books & Crafts (318 College Street) or Angels in Gumboots (101 Cambridge Ave, Ashhurst)

Our guest speaker is Kay Haerland from Australia. As Kay is not teaching after Tote & Gloat, we have decided to pay extra for her to bring out extra quilts for us to see. It is much nicer to see the actual quilts than on a screen on stage.

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. Hand in blocks for block challenge. Cafeteria open (we do recommend you purchase your lunch early before the rush, and Eftpos is available).
10:00am  Tote & Gloat show and tell begins
12:30pm Lunch break.
1:45pm Voting for Viewer’s Choice on Challenge Quilt and Challenge Block closes
2:25pm Guest speaker
3:15pm Announcement of the Challenge winners
4:00pm  Quilts taken down.

We are having exhibitions from "Stellar Quilters" sharing 50cm square quilts. The Hoffman challenge and the Suitcase exhibition will also be there.

CHALLENGES 2015
This year we are having two Challenges for RCQ members : please click HERE for further information.
1. The Christmas Cracker Challenge
2. The Bucket List Challenge
The Challenges must have an Artist’s Statement attached to your entry that has no more than fifty words. The Challenges must be delivered by 4.00pm on 7th May to Village Books and Crafts or The Cloth Shop or Angels in Gumboots (addresses above). The Completed entry form needs to be attached to the back of the quilt.  Entry forms were in members' March 2015 Newsletter.

Hope to see you there.
                                           

Monday, April 6, 2015

April Saturday Stitchin'

Saturday Stitchin' for this month is Saturday 18th April.
Every 3rd Saturday of the month at the Awapuni Community Hall in Newbury St from 9.30am – 4.00pm several Rose City Quilters members have been meeting for a day of sewing, chatting, eating and drinking. This is a great day to bring UFO’s and to pick up tips on binding, borders, colours and so on. The hall has heaps of light and plenty of tables to spread out on. There’s also a table tennis table, which is ideal for basting large quilts. You need to bring a cup/mug, your lunch and $2.00. If you want to join any Saturday Stitchin’ please contact Robin Huxtable, phone 358 5117 or just turn up.
                      

Monday, March 9, 2015

March Club Meeting

Our next Rose City Quilters' Club meeting is Monday 23rd March.
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 Sarah Platt - she is an amazing artist who used to be an avid quilter. Get a preview of her work at her website HERE.
If you want to contribute to the March block of the month just bring along a 10 inch square of Batik fabric.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

March Saturday Stitchin'

Saturday Stitchin' for this month is Saturday 21st March
Every 3rd Saturday of the month at the Awapuni Community Hall in Newbury St from 9.30am – 4.00pm several Rose City Quilters members have been meeting for a day of sewing, chatting, eating and drinking. This is a great day to bring UFO’s and to pick up tips on binding, borders, colours and so on. The hall has heaps of light and plenty of tables to spread out on. There’s also a table tennis table, which is ideal for basting large quilts. You need to bring a cup/mug, your lunch and $2.00. If you want to join any Saturday Stitchin’ please contact Robin Huxtable, phone 358 5117 or just turn up.
                   

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

February Club Meeting

Our next Rose City Quilters' Club meeting is Monday 23 February.
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
Please bring your work from post symposium classes with Karen Stone and and Mary Pal.
Our Guest speaker this month is President's choice.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tote & Gloat : Saturday 9 May 2015

Planning is underway for Tote & Gloat 2015, which will be held a week later than is usual, in Arena 2 on the 9th of May. This venue is bigger, brighter and much more sound-proof and I’m sure you will all enjoy it.
Pre-registration for Tote & Gloat is essential – entry tickets are not sold on the day. Cost $15
You can buy them in Palmerston North from The Cloth Shop (48 Victoria Ave), Village Books & Crafts (318 College Street) or Angels in Gumboots (101 Cambridge Ave, Ashhurst)

Our guest speaker is Kay Haerland from Australia. As Kay is not teaching after Tote & Gloat, we have decided to pay extra for her to bring out extra quilts for us to see. It is much nicer to see the actual quilts than on a screen on stage.

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. Hand in blocks for block challenge. Cafeteria open (we do recommend you purchase your lunch early before the rush, and Eftpos is available). 
10:00am  Tote & Gloat begins 
12:30pm Lunch break. 
1:45pm Voting for Viewer’s Choice on Challenge Quilt and Challenge Block closes 
2:25pm Guest speaker 
3:15pm Announcement of the Challenge winners  
4:00pm  Quilts taken down.

CHALLENGES 2015
This year we are having two Challenges for RCQ members :
1. The Christmas Cracker Challenge
On arrival to the November meeting you would have been given a Christmas cracker. You may use any part from the cracker for your inspiration –the cracker itself, maybe the colour, or anything that is inside or outside the cracker. Have fun with this challenge.  The challenge rules are that it must fit within 1 metre square, but cannot be a square or a rectangular shape.
The Challenge must have an Artist’s Statement attached to your entry that has no more than fifty words.
2. The Bucket List Challenge
This is an Open Challenge (it will not be judged in categories) and the maximum size is 2 metres square. You may use a pattern (but you must acknowledge who designed it, the name of the pattern and where you got it from). It may have been a class that you took at Symposium if it was on your bucket list. This could be a quilt that you have wanted to make for a while and didn’t get around to it or a pattern that you’ve had for a long time. This quilt must include a Velcro fluffy side sleeve attached to the quilt. 
The Challenge must have an Artist’s Statement attached to your entry that has no more than fifty words.

More information will be posted as we get closer to the day.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Saturday Stitchin' - Sewing Bee / Get Together

The first Saturday Stitchin' for 2015 is Saturday 21st February
Every 3rd Saturday of the month at the Awapuni Community Hall in Newbury St from 9.30am – 4.00pm several Rose City Quilters members have been meeting for a day of sewing, chatting, eating and drinking. This is a great day to bring UFO’s and to pick up tips on binding, borders, colours and so on. The hall has heaps of light and plenty of tables to spread out on. There’s also a table tennis table, which is ideal for basting large quilts. You need to bring a cup/mug, your lunch and $2.00. If you want to join any Saturday Stitchin’ please contact Robin Huxtable, phone 358 5117 or just turn up.
        

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Quilt Symposium 2015

National Quilt Symposium is over for 2015 - and what a wonderful event it was. RCQ can be very proud of the huge part they played as one of the clubs organising it all.
The stage on opening night at the Regent featured fabulous poppies.
Click on any photo to see it larger.
Prize winners were announced and this quilt by Melanie Martin won Bernina best of show :
"Is it art?" by Melanie Martin
DETAIL : "Is it art?" by Melanie Martin
There were several exhibitions about town. In the Convention Centre was the main judged exhibition.
all dressed up outside the Convention Centre :-)
Each of the clubs involved with Symposium was asked to run a club challenge : size A3 Portrait, using Black, white and a specific colour (Rose City Quilters' colour was red). Members were asked to consider portraying what is special to them about their area. Each club chose 3 quilts from their entries to hang in the foyer of the major Quilt Exhibition at Symposium to greet people as they enter. See our club winners HERE.
This beautiful quilt also on display in the foyer was a raffle :
quilted by Paula Shailer
See some of the quilts on display at the Convention Centre posted by one of our members HERE and by another quilter HERE.
The Symposium dinner is always a highlight.

On Sunday night we were treated to fabulous food and a wonderful display of past entrants from Evento - our local High School wearable arts competition held annually in Feilding.
Girls' High School was a great venue again for the the classes and lectures
We had a wonderful variety of talented tutors and speakers - see more in a blogpost by one of our members about the tutors' exhibition HERE.
And then it was the closing ceremony
Seen from both sides :-)
Next Symposium is in Christchurch in October 2017 - find out all about it HERE.

Monday, January 5, 2015

January Club Meeting

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Welcome to 2015. Our first Rose City Quilters' Club meeting is Monday 26th January
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
Our quilt symposium will be done - please bring your work to share from any classes you attended - they can just be samples ;-) Also bring quilts you had accepted for exhibition and any other Symposium related things to share.
Don't forget to pay your membership subscription by 31 January to get the best price.
January Block of the Month :: we will have an "orphan" block collection. Bring along any blocks you no longer want, and committee will organise to have them put together at Sewing Days during the year for the Charity stockpile.
Looking ahead to Tote & Gloat 2015 : diary Saturday 9th May - our guest speaker will be Kay Haerland - click HERE for her website. Arena 3 is not available on our usual first Saturday in May - the upside is that we won't clash with the Auckland Quilt show, Wanganui's Cotton On Quilters' monthly meeting, and the first day of duck shooting! More later....
Also please note there will be no Saturday Stitchin' in January due to Symposium. The first one in 2015 will be Saturday 21st February.