Monday, August 25, 2008

Advanced Challenge Quilts from Celebration

These are the entries for the Advanced Category in the Postcard challenge - same rules as the Novice and Intermediate Categories.

Anne Adams - won 2nd

Cheryl Shirriffs - won Judges Choice

Liz Gates - won Best Use of Embellishments

Sonja Revell - won 1st Prize

Lorna Newsome

Rhonda Ellery

Josie Bliss

Emma VandenBerg

Dianne Southey

Dianne Southey

Erilyn McMillan

Lorna Newsome

Lauren Francis - won Judges Choice

Carol McGillivray

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Challenge Quilts from Celebration of Quilts

Here are the entries from the Novice and Intermediate sections.
  • inspiration from a postcard (to be attached),
  • to measure 420mm x 300mm
  • to display in the horizontal position
Karen Jones - won 1st Prize in this section and Best Interpretation of the Theme.
Karen also won 2nd Viewer's Choice

Lee Johnson

Lee Johnson

Wendy O'Neill - 2nd Prize
Janice Sinclair

Phyllis McCready - 1st equal.
Phyllis also won 3rd Viewer's Choice

Jill Hogg

Helen Cocker - 1st equal
Helen also won 1st Viewer's Choice

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Quilt Winners From Tote & Gloat. Theme: Opposites

Best Group: The Weakly Teas
Novice 1st Prize: Helen Cocker

Novice 2nd Prize: Gloria Campbell
Intermediate 1st Prize: Tricia Sanders

Intermediate 2nd Prize: Emma VandenBurg
Advanced 1st Prize: Lorna Newsome

Advanced 2nd Prize: Sonja Revell
Advanced 3rd Prize: Erilyn McMillan
Best Use of Colour: Cheryl Shirriffs

Best Interpretation of Theme: Cheryl Meech
Best Contemporary: Lauren Francis
Best Traditional: Judith Briant

Sponsor's Choice and Viewer's Choice:
Lorna Newsome

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Tote and Gloat Display

Here are the photos from the display quilts that greeted visitors to Tote & Gloat.

These are the from Karen Eckmeier's Accidental Landscape workshop:

These are from Karen's Happy Villages workshop:

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Tote and Gloat 2008

Next Saturday 3rd May, the start of the Duck Shooting Season, is a day for the girls (oops! and those men who would rather quilt than shoot ducks!) at our annual Tote and Gloat. This year it will be held at Arena 3 on Pascal Street, Palmerston North, starting at 8:30am until 4:00pm. A day of quilts, show and tell, friends, shopping, competitions and a guest speaker. This year we have invited Sandy Corry from Australia.
Here's some history of Rose City Quilter's Tote and Gloat (by Josie Bliss, Club Historian).
The first Tote and Gloat was held at West End School Hall on 12th April 1986 after Jennie Anderson came up with the idea. The cost was $3.00 and we had 2 merchant stands. At the 2nd Tote and Gloat there was a cushion competition and then in 1989 the first challenge wall hanging competition was introduced - there were 37 entries. For several years now, besides a challenge for club members, there has been a block challenge, which anyone purchasing tickets to Tote & Gloat is able to enter. Instructions are sent with the tickets. A selection of these blocks are chosen by a Viewer's Choice vote and used to make a raffle quilt for the following year. The balance of the entries are put into bundles and lots drawn from those who entered.
Since 1986 Tote & Gloat has been an annual event on Rose City Quilters' calendar with our 22nd Tote & Gloat to be held this year.
This is a ticket only event, but if you happen to be in the area and wish to attend a limited number of tickets are available at the door (you won't be turned away from a fantastic day!). Cost is $10.00 and there is a cafe on-site for purchasing of food and drinks.
Tote and Gloat is a great day out with entertainment, a guest speaker, lucky spot prizes, merchants, challenges and a wonderful Show and Tell provided by quilters from near and far.

Monday, March 10, 2008

March Club Meeting

A reminder that the March meeting will still be on the 4th Monday, which this month, is Easter Monday. Same place and time: Wesley Church, Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North at 7:30pm. Our guest speakers this month will be Jennie Anderson and Dianne Southey reporting back on the workshop they attended early in the year, about Judging Quilts.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Karen Eckmeier's Visit

About 230 members turned up on Friday night to hear Karen speak. She gave us a virtual workshop in both her 'Happy Villages' and 'Accidental Landscape' classes. This meant that those who were not in the group of lucky people who got to attend her workshops, were able to see how she made these lovely quilts. Karen was very easy to listen too, gave us great introduction to her 'world' and had a Powerpoint display that took us through her workshops. Quilt Symposium Manawatu had some lucky number draws to win copies of both Karen's books. These were eagerly received by the recipients. Afterwards there was a question and answer time and people were encouraged to come up and look and touch her samples.
Saturday was Karen's 'Happy Villages' workshop, which had 25 attendees.

Here are some photos from that workshop:

The 'Accidental Landscapes' workshop is on today.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Karen Eckmeier's Lectures

Karen Eckmeier is lecturing in Palmerston North at the Convention Centre on Friday 22nd February.
Karen arrived in New Zealand on Wednesday 13th February from -15 degree snow and cold to a wonderful warm 25 degree New Zealand day. Her first lecture was on Friday 15th in Whangarei. Here are some of the comments received so far -

" a very entertaining and informative evening's lecture and demo of her work. Just fabulous. "

"Wonderful, Fantastic, ... blah blah blah

"Karen is really good value, very generous and warm and all who went just loved it - quite inspiring and makes her techniques sound very achieveable - am looking forward to seeing some peoples interpretations over next few months."

"She is worthwhile and you can indeed look forward to her - she brings her books to life and then they will become great reminders and support of her work."

"Many thanks to QSM for squeezing us in to her itinerary" - and that's from fellow stitchers in Bay of Islands, Dargaville, Waipu, Warkworth, Kaiwaka etc. too.

"You guys are so lucky having her doing workshops as well - she would have filled a class 10 times over once she'd done her lecture here"

They loved her and I'm sure you will too.

Remember lecture at the Convention Centre, Main St, Palmerston North 7pm on Friday 22nd February.

from Dianne Southey