Sunday, July 2, 2017

Drunkard's Path Class with Kerry Glen

We had Kerry Glen from Tulis Textiles come up on a recent Saturday to teach us a class using a nifty tool to help make Drunkard's Path blocks and variations thereof.

Kerry is a great teacher - energetic, enthusiastic, and full of helpful tips.  Here she is demoing.

This is a selection of the quilts she brought with her to show how you could use the various blocks we made.  That's another cool thing about Kerry - she always has awesome samples made of her beautiful batik fabrics that she sells.

Above is Jane's work.  She had some gorgeous colour combinations.

This is some of my work.  Interesting to use the Drunkard's Path blocks like this as a border.  

It was also really great to be joined by some of the Kaitaia Club members.  It's a bit of added variety in both knowledge, colour combinations and conversation topics!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Oops missed one photo.

Dolores has been busy. Here is a bag she has made too.

JUNE 2017
Show and Tell

 Daryl and Beatrice made these pen and pencils holders with the Kaitaia club. They can be unzipped and folded back to stand up on a desk.

 Judy created a quilt of NZ birds.

Dolores created placemats from beautiful tea towels she was given.

Dolores also created this table runner.

Judith created this wonderful quilt. The hexagons are crazy patch with embroidery and appliqued on after the quilt was quilted.

Beatrice has been busy with these quilts above and below. The one below has been made from selvedge strips.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

May 2017 Show and Tell

The May meeting saw the Kaitaia group join us to show off the wonky houses that were started at the last joint Kerikeri/Kaitaia meeting back in January.

Beryl managed quite a few houses with a night time background.

Darryl did just one, but I love the beanstalk!

I think this is Robyn's in the innovative frame.

And Aida's, almost finished.

Gayleen's - check out the ric-rac!

Jan's with cute embellishments.

Ingrid's beachside theme.

Jane's street.

And another night time scene by Di.

These are Margaret's original's for inspiration.  So cute!

Darling daughter (future quilter) holding up my dragon wall hanging.

Beatrice with more cushions.

And a really awesome stripey quilt.

Carol made this modern cushion.

Darryl just needs to finish quilting the big squares.

Alison started this at retreat I believe.  And it will be a quillow (a quilt that turns into a pillow), when it's done.

Jan's denim beauty.

And another quillow in progress by Gayleen.

Um, can't remember who's beautiful log cabin this is.  You're hiding!!

Shirley made another couple of her famous journal covers.

Ingrid has been finishing off quilts (above and below), that started as other projects.

Now the next bunch of quilts are all Community Quilts destined to be donated to community groups that can use them for people in need.  They have been worked on by multiple members.

That's it folks.  See you next month!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

April 2017 Show and Tell

Jane has made this quilt for her son's 21st birthday.  It includes maps, a quilted anchor and other symbolism important to him.

This quilt was made by Jane for her sister in law.  It represents the river near where she lives.

Jane made this gorgeous eye-spy quilt.  I love the slightly unusual pinwheel setting blocks.

Charlotte made this quilt called Dusk Moth using her hand dyed silk organza.

And another of Charlotte's called Albatross Moon, again with silk organza.

Darryl has been making community quilts again.

This one is tied because the batting with a bit too poofy to do anything else.  It will be warm and cozy!

And one more.  This time a quilt as you go.

Gayleen has been making spud cooking bags.  Apparently you use these to cook your potatoes in the microwave and they turn out perfect.

These two table runners are Anne's creations.

And so are these two bags.  Anne is prolific!

This one is made from NZ themed fabrics for her overseas friend.

See you next month!