Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Saturday Stitchin' - Sewing Bee / Get Together

This month's Saturday Stitchin' is on 27th September
This is a change from the usual 3rd Saturday of the 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.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Ribbon winners at Celebration of Quilts 2014

This past weekend was our club's biennial exhibition. A big thank you to all members who entered quilts, helped with the set up, and were on the door, sold raffles, or present on the floor as a hostess of the exhibition. Congratulations to all our ribbon winners. Click on any photo to see it larger.

Read about our 2 club challenges HERE.  Our thanks to Sue Hayward and Stu Schwartz for judging the Challenge Quilts.
Row By Row 1st—#C Heartland Manawatu by Sonja Revell, sponsored by Still Quilting
This quilt also won Viewers' choice for the challenges.
Inspired By A Film Title  1st—#EE Blue Jasmine by Pamela Tankersley, sponsored by Village Books & Crafts
Merit—#DD Let Go by Anne Adams
Our thanks go to Jennie Anderson and Dianne Southey for judging the General Exhibition Quilts
Best Traditional— #10 Echinacea by Sheryl Meech, sponsored by More Than Fabric 
Best Contemporary— #259 Winter by Anna Williams, sponsored by Bernina  
Best Modern— #42 Citrus Granita by Lorna Newsome, sponsored by Angels in Gumboots

Best Applique— #98 There are Tuis in my Garden by Sonja Revell, sponsored by Thimbles & Threads

Best Hand Quilted— #75 Log Cabin Table Runner by Val Devlin, sponsored by Rose City Quilters
Best Machine Quilted— #100 There’s A Storm Brewing in New York by Sonja Revell,sponsored by The Cloth Shop                                                                                          
Best Art Quilt— #262 Gumboots Reborn by Judith Briant,sponsored by Rose City Quilters
  Best Pictorial— #2 These Are A Few of My Favourite Things by Sandie Butcher, sponsored by  Fabric by Three
Merits— #105 Three of a Kind by Wendy O’Neill; 
#207 All That Jazz by Wendy O’Neill;
#227 Ladybugs, Butterflies and Insects in Candyland by Helen Cole; 
#202 Coming or Going by Anne Adams;
#34 Remaining Friends by Jenny Davis
#82 Grandmother’s Flower. Garden in Miniature by Gloria Campbell
Life Member Awards—our 4 life members each choose a quilt to win a blue ribbon            
Jennie Anderson chose  #87 Mary O’Connor
Kay Booth chose  #214 Sophie Willis
Josie Bliss chose  #121 Tricia Sanders 
 Dianne Southey chose #19 Jennie Anderson
Viewers' choice this year was very close so we have 2 :
The winner was Nicki Webster and second, Robyn Buckley
(currently trying to source photos of their quilts)
To see other quilts from our exhibition, check out this blog post from Lynette Collis (one of our members)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September Club Meeting

Next Rose City Quilters' Club meeting is Monday 22nd 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 will be Patrick Nolan, the first non-British serviceman to become a Beefeater. Get a preview of him HERE

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Celebration of Quilts is Saturday & Sunday 13 & 14 September

The club's Celebration of Quilts show is held every 2 years and is on this month. Come and visit us at our new venue.
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.
We will have a Memorial Wall featuring quilts made by members who have passed away. This is our tribute to them. We thank their families for allowing us to display one of their quilts.
There are special exhibitions like The Hoffman Challenge quilts. Our guest exhibitor is Erilyn McMillan - bespoke and personalised long-arm quilting service for all quilt sizes and styles.
There will be quilt and other raffles, a demonstration quilting area, a café by College Street School PTA and free parking on site.
The vendors on site will be :
Angels in Gumboots—Ashhurst
Bernina—Palmerston North
Fabric By Three—Waikanae
More Than Fabric—Gisborne
Still Quilting—New Plymouth
Village Books & Crafts—Palmerston North
Hope you can come and enjoy our display.