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.                                      

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

September Meetings

Our next Rose City Quilters' Club meeting  is Monday 26 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 President's Choice.

Saturday Sewing this month is 17 September. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.

The club's "Celebration of Quilts" show is held every 2 years and is coming up in October. More details HERE.


Tuesday, August 2, 2016

August Meetings

Our next Rose City Quilters' Club meeting  is Monday 22 August.
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 Four Corners (Technique demonstrations)

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

The club's "Celebration of Quilts" show is held every 2 years and is coming up in October. More details HERE.


Friday, July 15, 2016

Celebration of Quilts October 2016

The club's "Celebration of Quilts" show is held every 2 years and will be the weekend 1-2 October 2016 at Palmerston North Girls High School, 238 Fitzherbert Ave, Palmerston North.
  • Entry fee remains at $5 and under 14 are free when with an adult. 
  • Open 10am-4pm daily
  • Members quilts on display
  • Club quilt challenges
  • Vendors on site
  • Guest exhibitions by Anna Williams & Chrissy Sheed (currently our club president). Both have won awards for their quilts and will be well worth seeing.
  • Quilt and other raffles
  • Cafe on site
  • Ample free parking
The club members' challenge  is Through the Looking Glass.
Quilt size A3  - vertical or horizontal.
Rules are in the club newsletter - quilts to be dropped at collection points by 19th September.
Awards this year:
  • Best of Show (new this year)
  • Best Traditional (includes whole cloth, crazy, partial applique, hand and/or machine pieced)
  • Best Contemporary/Modern (including those inspired by traditional block structures but reinterpreted using non-traditional layouts)
  • Best Applique (quilt to be predominantly appliqued)
  • Best Art Quilt (to be an original design made predominantly of fabric)
  • Best Pictorial (to be an original design and a representation of a person, place or thing)
  • Best Two-Person Quilt (the entrant's top, commercially quilted by another)
  • Junior Quiltmaker (entrant is 15 years of age or under on 1st October 2016)
  • Life Members' Choice Awards (awarded by our 6 life members to the quilt of their choice)

Monday, July 4, 2016

July meetings

Our next Rose City Quilters' Club meeting  is Monday 25 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 meeting and our guest speaker is Sonya Prchal.
Everyone challenged to wear a hat to the meeting (our speaker last month was a milliner)

Saturday Sewing this month is 16 July. SHARED LUNCH this month for mid-Christmas celebrations. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.

The club's "Celebration of Quilts" show is held every 2 years and is coming up in October.
The club challenge is Through the Looking Glass - Quilt size A3 vertical or horizontal.

Monday, June 6, 2016

June Meetings

Our next Rose City Quilters' Club meeting  is Monday 27 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 speaker this month is Anel Heyman - Milliner

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

CLASS AVAILABLE WITH SONYA PRCHAL.
Sonya Prchal will be our speaker at our club meeting on 25 July.
On 23rd & 24th July she is teaching a 2-day process class "Thread Painted Pets".  
 If you would like to do this class it is important that your chosen photo is sent to Sonya before the class as she will need to prepare your fabric and thread options. Therefore the closing date for acceptance into this class is one month before on June 23rd 2016.
Costs and how to apply HERE.

The club's "Celebration of Quilts" show is held every 2 years and is coming up in October. The club challenge has already been decided and is Through the Looking Glass - Quilt size A3 vertical or horizontal.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

2-Day Pet Portrait class with Sonya Prchal

Sonya Prchal will be our speaker at our club meeting on 25 July.
On 23rd & 24th July she is teaching a 2-day process class "Thread Painted Pets".   Ability level : Intermediate
My latest Class
Create your own beautiful thread painted pet portrait from your chosen photo. Discover how to enhance the photo printed fabric with various techniques which make it clearer to stitch. Learn the thread selection required to accentuate shadows and highlights. Enjoy the fun of forming contouring and fur direction with free motion stitching. Find out how to magically attach your stitched portrait to a background with natural results. Finally explore the simple to quilting to create a truly 3D effect.
If you would like to do this class it is important that your chosen photo is sent to Sonya before the class as she will need to prepare your fabric and thread options. Therefore the closing date for acceptance into this class is one month before on June 23rd 2016.

COST  : $100 for members of RCQ     $200 for non-members.
Application form in your May club newsletter, or non-members can email rosecityquilters@gmail.com
               

Tote & Gloat 2016 Final post

There are a few more things to share about our 30th Annual Tote & Gloat. If you've never been to this show, this is a view of the stands once quilts go up on display :
and we have a number of shops to visit as well - this is a view of a just a few of them
In the previous 2 posts we've shared our Club challenge prize winners and the exhibition of the 20 Aotearoa Flight Challenge touring quilts. We had a couple of other exhibitions. One was from a small group of 5 of our members :
These are their 6 challenges from 2015.
We also had 30 years of viewers' choice. From 1986 to 2015 our members brought in as many of their winning quilts as they could. Really interesting to see the change of fashions from Carole Diphorn's quilt in 1989 :
to the winners in 2015 : Wendy O'Neill
and Debbie Jacques
Each year we also have a block challenge on a theme. The winning blocks are then made into our raffle qult for the following year. This was our raffle quilt for 2016 :
And these are the blocks entered for our challenge "NZ Flora & Fauna"
The winners will make for another beautiful raffle quilt for next year.
Our speaker this year was Susan Brubaker Knapp - find out more about her HERE and the classes she taught here.
Here a couple of the quilts she shared :
It was a wonderful day.
If you're interested in seeing a few more quilts from the day, check out a personal blog post by one of our members HERE.