Have you got your piece of work planned for next Guild Day? I am looking forward to discovering new techniques with a needle and thread.
Guest Demonstrator Libby Crawford
Libby showed us how to make Christmas wreaths and hand held bouquets. She created a circle of old wisteria vine with wire quartered across the vines - some wire hung down to hold onto. Obviously everyone was interested in the bouquet because there wasn't a squeak from members as Libby chattered away whilst creating her bouquet.
Thank you Libby
WAI Quilts Exhibition 2019
Claudelands Event Centre 5th-8th September 2019
It’s been two years since WAI Quilts was last held. My how time flies with all our commitments and work, which often interrupts our creativity and allows the sewing machine to be prone to dust.
It’s time for all of you to decide which quilts you are going to have available for display and allowing us to hang these in a great venue with lots of room and good lighting.
This is a non judged exhibition, so there is plenty of room to showcase those masterpieces created in the past 18 months – 2 years. At every Guild meeting –great work is shown. Wall hangings are very much to the fore; so, do share them with the public at this exhibition.
Please consider making time available to be one our ‘Quilt Angels’ – wearing white gloves and ensuring all quilts are in the right place, not fingered and remain hung.
A list to volunteer for each day will be available at the July and August meetings.
Please also ensure you make time to visit the show and in doing so, you are supporting the Guild by your presence.
Looking forward to your participation,
Pam Groube Convenor
WAI QUILTS 2019
The months are whizzing by and as I sit on a flight home to Hamilton after a chilly week working in Dunedin, I thought I’d better get pen to paper (with a distinctive Southland flavour, as that is where I spent most of my week). Winter is upon us and the first snow has fallen around the Dunedin hills.
The “new” Guild Committee are right into their new (or in some case renewed roles). We are always open to hear your thoughts about anything to do with our Guild. The Committee have a plan to update all the job descriptions this year.
Please read your Newsletter carefully as we are focussing on giving you full, complete and relevant information. We rely on the details we get given, sometime these are not always right and “get lost in translation”. Special thanks to Virginia, our editor and chief translator and copywriter for being dedicated to producing our Newsletter every month. Thanks also to Sue who is helping by proof reading the draft Newsletter.
Please have another look at the wide variety of classes on offer, through the Guild. These are provided with very competitive rates for class tutors. The classes need set numbers to remain viable. Thanks to Fiona for her organisational skills and please let her know if you have any suggestions for classes/tutors for next year.
Block of the Month has not had as many participants as we would like -this is a fun experience, learning new tips and ways to improve our blocks. Please talk to Alison or me if you have any questions or would like to join in.
Some of our members have had lots of fun participating in the monthly Scrap Quilt with a Twist. Please see the photo attached for my WIP (Work-In-Progress). I am aiming to have it finished, so this can be displayed at Wai Quilts Exhibition… very much dependent on work commitments in the next couple of months. Have you thought about sharing a quilt you have made to display at this non-judged exhibition? We will look after and display your quilt(s) professionally, for all to see. Please consider this- as it is a great way to share the talents of the people we have in our midst.
Lastly thanks to all the Re-Assemble participants for taking up this challenge of creating part of a larger picture! We look forward to seeing the 20 Waikato Patchworkers and Quilters Guild pieces joined and exhibited as one “creation” at Symposium.
Happy sewing until next time. I’m now off to recheck my Symposium class email and to start planning the materials I will need to take to classes.
Kind regards Belinda van der Vossen
Below are a few of the quilts members created for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit - March 2019
Quilting and magazine library books for sale. 9th February Chartwell Cooperating Church hall foyer, Comeries Road, Chartwell @ midday $2.00 each.
1st - 6th October 2019
Fancy trying something new?
Beginner applique with Annie White, machine quilting with Angela Walters, hand piecing with Irene Blanck and intermediate/advanced foundation piecing with Chris Jurd and much MUCH more.
Registration of Interest before end of February is $35 for those living in NZ to receive a handbook and best chances for getting your class options. Note: Registration fee is not refundable.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/walkatopatchworkersandquilters/ visitlink to see who has indicated they are going to the symposium. Are you interested in sharing accommodation and/or transport with someone from our Guild?
Congratulations to Betty, Linda and Heather who have been chosen to display the quilt LITTLE BROWN BIRD, along with 300 others in the second contest - American Quilters Society, Paducah, Kentucky. Read more here... semifinalists_paducah.pdf
This is an invitation to all Guild Member, friends and families:
‘The Bayeux Tapestry to Quilt’ lecture by Pam Holland.
Wintec C Block Saturday 23rd February at 5.30pm. Carparking Gate 2 off Tristram Street, Hamilton City.
Google Maps: https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place/Wintec+City+Campus/
Cost per person $5 We will take cash for entry on the day.
From Pam Holland about her lecture:
“The Bayeux Tapestry captured my heart in 1995 and I’ve been working on a re-creation of it ever since. I equate it to being my Mount Everest. The journey to complete my own version as a traditional quilt has been long, and an absolute delight to do. When home, I get up at 4.00 am and make my way out to the studio to spend the next six hours working on my project. Some days it’s just six hours, on other days its 20 hours; working on it is fascinating.”
According to Sylvette Lemagnen, conservator of the tapestry.
“The Bayeux tapestry is one of the supreme achievements of the Norman Romanesque ... Its survival almost intact over nine centuries is little short of miraculous ... Its exceptional length, the harmony and freshness of its colors, its exquisite workmanship, and the genius of its guiding spirit combine to make it endlessly fascinating.”
Pam Holland’s quilt is 230 feet long; she loves to share the story of its construction to date. You are invited to join her on the 23rd February to hear the story of its continuing creation.
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