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.
On Saturday we were lucky enough to have Veronicah come and speak to us about her journey. I was really impressed with her talk. She had a very strong opinion that she makes her art for herself and she isn't worried about others opinion. It is very hard sometimes to remember this sentiment especially when you are preparing work for a show. However, maybe sharing your love of something with others to inspire, create, discuss is worth it. It doesn't need to be about if someone else likes it or not. Veronicah also talked about her journey in quilting and only knowing what you know at that point in time. Making mistakes being a design opportunity and not following patterns were things I'm sure a lot of us can agree with. her blog is http://intuitivetextilejourneys.blogspot.co.nz/ check it out.
I never remember to take my camera to meetings so the photos are from my phone and are very poor quality. These are the best.
Last night we were lucky enough to hear Gloria speak of her quilting journey. I really enjoyed hearing and seeing about her quilting techniques and travels. It is special to hear someone talk about living her passion. She is also lucky to have a supportive husband to accompany her on her adventures.
I took some photos from my cell phone so please understand the poor quality of the shots! Also some of the photos are not of her own work but of students in her classes.
The below photos are from Students from her WPQG and Donna's class. Thank you for sharing.
Today we had a lovely morning making our projects all arranged by Julia. She had arranged each person sat at a random table to encourage people to meet new people. I enjoyed talking to people I wouldn't have ordinarily have had much to do with. We had the WAI quilts Challenge presentation including the surprise viewers choice award made to Maree Schroder. I wish I had a photo of the look on her face. It was lovely to see the surprise!
We were also able to present the cheque to the Hamilton Christian Night Shelter Trust with the proceeds to our raffle at the Hamilton craft & Quilt show. Thank you to all of the people that generously bought tickets and donated extra to help these people continue to do good work. I hope that the donation will be a help to their worthy cause help a few people.
Alison (our President) provided all of the lovely daffodils on the tables, wasn't it lovely to see Spring arrive!
We also had our "Suitcase sale day" it was lovely to part with some excess items to new homes, hoping to see some completed items shortly!
A great day, thank you to all of the ladies who helped make it so.
Well today a few of us ladies set up the WAI quilts exhibition. A big thank you goes out to those ladies who have been up ladders and hefting quilts around, typing, printing and emailing. I would also like to thank all of the ladies who put themselves out there and put forward their quilts to show. I know It is hard to face the unknown scrutiny of people in this way, so WELL DONE YOU. Without you we would not have our exhibition. Come and look at the wonderful work our guild members have produced. I have post a few photos below.