Thursday, March 1, 2012

Jungle Boogie

This is my latest quilt - Jungle Boogie. This quilt was made for Nathan Harrison Marley, born 2/12/11.
Like all my close friend babies, Nathan had to have  a quilt too!!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Quilts Across the Ranges Annual Show

Quilts Across the Ranges

The ladies that formed the Western Quilters Circle in 1984 decided to hold an annual exhibition to showcase their work.
The three day exhibition is open to all members who can enter as many pieces as they desire, from quilts and wall-hangings to cushions and bags.
Looking towards the stage at the 2011 Exhibition

The entrance with the 2011 raffle quilt behind the table.
The WQC club challenge in 2011 was bags.  This photo
shows the bags on stands in front of the stage.
This years exhibition runs for 3 days at the Kelston Community Centre.
Friday 16th March to Sunday 18th.
The doors are open at 10am to 4pm and entry is $5.
This year we are also featuring the New Zealand Quilter Magazine travelling Suitcase Exhibition.
 There is a cafe open daily with friendly volunteers
and home cooked food.

We thank the Auckland  Council Creative NZ Communities Fund for the generous grant which has helped us with the show expenses this year.                                                    

Western Quilters 12 x 12 - January 2012

Some more beautiful work from the Western Quilters 12 x 12 group

Western Quilters 12 x 12 - November 2011 - Thread Play

Back in November the group put on show the latest 12 x 12 blocks

 Not as many this month but hopefully I will be able to add to the photos as a catch up with members

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Father-in-law's 80th Birthday Quilt

In May my father-in-law turned 80. He was born in Belgium, near Flanders Fields. He loves Poppies as they remind him of the fields of poppies growing. When I saw this fabric I knew that I had to make him a quilt!!!

Western Quilters September 12 x 12 Challenge - Elegance

This months challenge was Elegance - this got us all scratching our heads, but most of us got there!!!!
 Elegance quilt pattern by Annette de Raat

 An Elegant Peacock made by Antoinette

  An Elegant Fan by Jules Devine

 Sue Weaver's Elegant High Heel

 Annette Stocks' 3D Monarch Butterfly

Claire Vivash's grandmothers dolly and old pieces of jewelry

Dragica Behrent's beautiful lady with amazing beadwork.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Western Quilters 12 by 12 Blocks July 2011 -Fire

This months theme was Fire
This beautiful one was made by Jules Devine

This ones made by Annette de Raat

 This one is the symbol for Fire - made by Annette Stocks
A real winter scene - cat curled up by the Fire - made by Claire Vivash
 This picture doesn't do this block justices - Camp Fire, and the Fire is 3D - made by Sue Weaver
 So much work in this block by Dragica Behrent
Antoinette has just joined the 12 by 12 group and this is her first block
And here is another first timers block - a Fire Rose made of Silk - well done Jennifer!!!

Well done to all of the makers - next block theme is Elegance.