July’s speaker was Rosalind Martin, one of the four administrators for the online Facebook group KiwiQuilters. She showed a couple of her quilts where she started the centre block and then it was circulated amongst her assigned group for adding new blocks. See below:
We were privileged to view some of Melanie Martin's quilting work. She is constantly exploring new ideas and techniques. I was delighted to see how she is utilising old embroidery and doilies. Her pictorial work is fabulous and I look forward to creating some of my own.
Malcolm Angus "Bolts! Blooms!! and Bargello and all the bits in between!"
We were lucky to have Malcolm Angus speak to us in May about his Patchwork adventures showing us some of the fabulous quilts and liking the preparation of his quilts to his other passions floral arrangements. Below are a couple of his quilts and some closer looks at his choices of fabrics.
There are spots open for Malcolm's Bargello class 26th June.
PLEASE NOTE DATE CORRECTION. $90 for Guild members and $110 for friends which includes a second day will be probably August TBC.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Waikato Patchworkers and Quilters Guild Committee has decided to suspend Guild meetings until further notice. We have postponed our AGM and will advise of the new date as soon as the current situation allows.
Take care everyone
Waikato Patchworkers and Quilters Guild Committee
Below are the Show and Tell creations shown at the 2020 March meeting.
October meeting and Suitcase Sale October 12th 2019
This month the meeting is at Netherville Village Hall at 4 Admiral Crescent, Flagstaff (see map. Park in marked village spaces or on Rototuna Road. Best gate is the one closest the Shed and Hall.
Usually we meet each month at Chartwell Co-operating Church, Comries Road, Chartwell; The Hall opens at 12.15 pm for you to check out library book, look over our guest merchant supplies for bargains or make yourself a cup of tea.
We will finish the meeting with an afternoon tea. We welcome visitors to our monthly meetings.
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 more important. 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 this resonated with a lot of us.
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.
Today we welcomed some ladies from ESOL to receive some of our wonderful charity quilts for their many refugee clients who are in desperate need of warmth.
This donation came about after a member suggested this organisation. It was nice to hear how these quilts will be gratefully received and a little about the situation these people are in when they arrive here. I didn't know that a refugee gets allocated to a country and may not even know where that country is. The photo above and below are all of the donations.
We also had Christine & David Sharp from Kids Quilts show off Christine and her daughters (sorry I didn't get her name) fabric ranges. It was fascinating for me to hear about how their process works and how mother and daughter complement each others strengths. I loved that the fabric designs were cute but had a modern edge to them. Just see for your self below...
You can click on the photos to make them larger. It was also great to get a sneak peak at their new designs before they even hit the printers.
Contact them on...
Kids Quilts Ltd, www.kidsquilts.com, email@example.com
We also had a great show and tell. I apologise for such poor quality photos!