Monday, June 30, 2014

Celebration of Quilts September 2014

The club's Celebration of Quilts show is held every 2 years.
The committee have secured a new venue for this year’s Quilt Show. It will be held over the weekend of  13-14 September at College Street Normal School : 402 College Street, Palmerston North. 
We have kept the entry fee to $5.00 and under 14 are free with an adult. 
Open 10am - 4pm daily.
There are 2 club challenges this year : 
  1. A Row by Row challenge, with the theme "The Manawatu". Each of the 6 row clues appeared consecutively in club newsletters September 2013 - March 2014. To measure no more than 1.5m in any direction and include three layers.
  2. Theme –Inspired by a Film Title. A3 size quilt - 11.5” x 16.5” tall (30cm x 42cm tall). The quilt must consist of three layers and be all your own work.
Club members will also be showing quilts they have completed in the last two years.
There will be raffle quilts, vendors, and the school PTA will be catering lunches.
Hope you can come and enjoy our display.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Next Club Meeting Monday 23rd June

Next Rose City Quilters' Club meeting is Monday 23rd 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 Tracy White from Woodville.  You may have seen her as one of the merchants at our recent Tote & Gloat. Tracy is a very talented dyer of wool, alpaca and silk, and creates beautiful felted pieces. Check out some of the photos of her work on her Facebook Page
She is one of the textile artists featured in this lovely New Zealand book by Ann Packer

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Tote and Gloat 2014 Winners

We had another very successful Tote & Gloat on Saturday, 3rd May. These are the winners of the 2 club challenges in 2014.
Modern Quilt Challenge 
1st Prize : Lorna Newsome
2nd Prize : Erilyn McMillan
Viewers' Choice : Barbara Pritchard
Two Colour Challenge
First Time Entry  1st Prize : Patricia Carpenter    
Intermediate   1st Prize : Pamela Tankersley 
2nd Prize : Lynne Wells
Advanced 1st Prize : Liz Gates
2nd Prize : Sandie Butcher
Professional  1st Prize : Sheryl Meech
Anything Goes 1st Prize : Lynne Wells
quilted art on canvas
2nd Prize :  Liz Gates
Viewers' Choice : Sonja Revell
Congratulations to all our entrants.
You can find other photos of the day HERE
Our speaker was the very talented Dale Rollerson from Perth, Australia. Go HERE for Dale's blog, and HERE for her Thread Studio online business. Her talk was very entertaining, and then we were able to get up close to see some of her work.
It was a wonderful day. Dale has blogged about the workshop she ran for the club the day after Tote & Gloat. Go HERE to see that.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Saturday Stitchin' - Sewing Bee / Get Together

Saturday Stitchin' is this Saturday 14th June.
Usually held the 3rd Saturday of the month (except this 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.