Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Wheels on the Bus ...

go round and round. Some of the RCQ members on a bus trip to Wellington to see the Pinestream Quilters Exhibition in Upper Hutt and the Wellington Quilter's Guild 20th Anniversary Exhibition Under covers at St Patrick's College, Kilbirnie (finishes tomorrow).
We had a lovely day and the selection of quilts shown was a lovely mix of traditional, contemporary and a few art ones.
Thanks Wellington quilters for the opportunity to see your works!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

National Orchid Show - Best of Show Quilt

Rose City Quilters have a challenge in the National Orchid Show currently being held in Palmerston North. Our very own Dianne Southey won Best of Show as judged by the Orchid Society. Congratulations and well done, Dianne.
Here is her quilt:
Best of Show

Monday, September 6, 2010

Quilts For Christchurch

Anyone who would like to donate quilts to Red Cross for distribution to people in Christchurch affected by the earthquakes can deliver them to Dianne at 318 College Street, Palmerston North.

Dianne has been in touch with local Red Cross who say they can courier any items down to Christchurch for distribution.

The situation is probably a lot worse than we can imagine – our life goes on, theirs is VERY disrupted. Plus there are the continual after-shocks, which may continue for weeks, and some are as big as earthquakes we all feel and talk about here (5+ magnitudes, not good). Constant earthquakes are very distressing.
Quilts will help to provide comfort where needed.

Please pass this message on to anybody else you know who can help.

Many grateful thanks

An amendment - we will be sending the quilts to Christchurch to the Christchurch Quilt Guild for distribution.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Challenge Entries for Celebration 2010

The challenge this year was to be inspired by a greeting card (to be attached), the size was to be A3 (210cm x 420cm) and the be 3 layers, i.e. a quilt.
It is really important that you follow the rules - especially when it comes to size. Some entries were not the correct measurements, and in a big competition these would have been eliminated.
Also, artist's statements - it's really important to put about what INSPIRED you, not how it was made, and keep the words down - sometimes a 'story' needs to be edited, then someone may be offended. Please read what you have written out loud and you will find whether it makes sense or not.
Here are the entries, in no particular order, but according to category.
First time entrant to a challenge:
First, Best Interpretation of Theme
Best Use of Colour
Professional (those who teach, have been published or who have had quilts accepted at national/international level):

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Celebration of Quilts 2010

Celebration starts this Friday (tomorrow). The set-up is continuing at the Convention Centre, Palmerston North. I have been down there and displayed the Challenge Quilts and the Cupcake Challenge. This show goes for 3 days, Friday (27th) until Sunday (29th) from 10:00am - 4:00pm each day. There is a merchant mall, raffles - 2 quilts, fabric and indulgence.
These are the entries to the Calorie-Free Cupcake Challenge. Entrants could make any size, type (so long as it was textiles) and any number. Viewer's vote with money, which will all go to the Children's Ward at the Hospital.
So here are the entries:
the red one was needle felted by a 6 year old!

this one is actually a bag!
this one has the history of cupcakes on each page

this is very large - the 'cake' is a bucket!
2 children's aprons
ballot 'boxes' all lined up!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Celebration of Quilts

The Guild's bi-ennial show is coming up next month.
Rose City Quilters
A Celebration of Quilts
August 27-29th 2010
Convention Centre, 
Main Street 
Palmerston North
Friday Saturday Sunday
10 - 4 pm 10 - 4 pm 10 - 4 pm
Quilt Display 
Challenge Quilts 
Raffles and Merchants
Daily Demonstrations of Quilt Making
Adults $5    
School Children Free when accompanied by an adult

Stitching for Red Cross

On Saturday, about 20 Club members got together to stitch quilts for the Red Cross. The Red Cross had purloined wool and cotton from their charity shop, here's some of the fabric:
Ladies got together in small groups and cut, ironed, and sewed:

By the end of the day 7 quilt tops (and a couple of backs), and several cushions were finished. All that needs to be done is the quilting and the Red Cross have some quilts that they can raffle off for fund raising.
Thanks to Cheryl Shirriffs for organising all the fabric, thread, patterns and letting everyone just go for it!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

What Are They Up To?

Some committee members got together this afternoon for some stitching!

What are they up too?

Come to the July meeting - our birthday - and find out! No, we were not making tutus - we've done Swan Lake!
Meeting is on Monday 26th July, doors open at 7:00pm, meeting starts at 7:30pm. Wesley Church, Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North (opposite Carncot School). Visitors most welcome. Bring your latest quilts for Show and Tell, stay for birthday supper afterwards.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

25th Tote & Gloat Winners - part 4

The following all won Merit Awards:
Helen Cocker for I vow to thee my country
Carol McGillivrary for Beethoven's 5th Symphony

Lauren Francis for Where have all the flowers gone?Barbara Pritchard for True colours

Congratulations to all our winners and many thanks to Judy Coates Perez for the unenviable task of judging