Tuesday, February 9, 2016

February Meetings

Our next Rose City Quilters' Club meeting  is Monday 22 February.
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door

UPDATED 12/2 : Our guest speaker this month is Janet Forbes from the Shut-In-Stitchers.
Janet is in charge of the quilting in the Drug Treatment Unit at Arohata Prison. Quilt making classes started at Arohata Prison in Tawa back in 1993 with an initial six week course. It was so successful that a group of quilters have been volunteering their time every Saturday morning for the last two decades. It is a wonderful undertaking allowing many women an opportunity to try patchwork quilting, and many have continued after their release. 
Any donations of all things required for quilting would be gratefully received. There will be an area at the meeting for donations of cotton fabric, threads, patterns, rulers, cutters, batting.

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

Our 30th Annual Tote & Gloat will be Saturday 14th May 2016.
For the latest information please click HERE.

2016 : Our 30th Annual Tote & Gloat

Our 30th Annual Tote & Gloat will be held in The Arena, Pascal Street, Palmerston North, on the 14th of May 2016.  8.30am-4pm.
Pre-registration for Tote & Gloat is essential – Cost $15
You can buy tickets in Palmerston North from Amiee's Homestead Quilts (781 Rangitikei Line), Angels in Gumboots (101 Cambridge Ave, Ashhurst) or Village Books & Crafts (318 College Street). You can also buy tickets from the club by sending your money and a stamped, self-addressed envelope to RCQ, PO Box 892, Palmerston North.

Our guest speaker is Susan Brubaker Knapp from North Carolina, USA. There are still SPACES AVAILABLE IN CLASSES Susan is teaching on days either side of Tote & Gloat.
See that information HERE.

Once again we will have raffles, challenge quilts, a Merchant Mall and your fabulous quilts all on show. This year we will also have three guest exhibitions.
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.

Our guest exhibitions this year are
1. Past Tote & Gloat Viewer's Choice Winners
2. "Twelve by Twelve" block challenges from the 12x12 by Five house group
3. Aotearoa Quilts "Flight" challenge

CHALLENGES 2016
This year we are having two Challenges for RCQ members :
1. Open Challenge - "1986"
This is the 30th year of Tote & Gloat.
Suggestions : why that year was special to you, something you may have done, something historical, the use of the numbers, etc.
Can be any shape to fit within a 2m square.
2. Page out of a Book
A page out of a story book was handed out at our November club meeting.
Suggestions : your interpretation of a word, colour or shape, or anything in the picture itself, from either side of the page.
The page must be attached to the quilt.
It can be any shape but must fit inside a 1m square.