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.
Hi, just to confuse everyone I am currently in the process of updating our website. This is a bit of a major job so please bear with me.
I would appreciate high quality photos of our members work to put onto the website to provide and insight to just what we are up to.
Many thanks and I look forward to a easier website to navigate.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
We also had a great show and tell. I apologise for such poor quality photos!
Margaret our Librarian went home to the U.S. and just had to go shopping. She purchased 62 books for our library, some at ridiculous amounts. Contact Margaret If you would like to reserve a copy. Just remember that you need to return all of your books before any new ones can be issued.
The link posted above will open the proposed constitutional changes from Dawn Thompson. Dawn will present her motions at the AGM in General Business. You will be able to ask questions and vote for the proposed changes at this time. No new motions are able to be submitted or voted on as per the constitution. This allows all interested/affected parties to be notified. Please note the constitution is available on our website under Membership Fees etc... It is always available from a committee member on Guild day also. We will have a limited number of copies available at the AGM.
Remember to pay your fees on or before April so that you can vote.
See you all there
Hi I'm Virginia. I will try to keep members and visitors up to date with quilting news and events.