Saturday, April 14, 2007

Kiwiquilters Get Together

I had a great day today getting to know some lovely ladies from my yahoo group Kiwiquilters. We were a small, but select, group and we met in Palmerston North for the day. Here we are (minus me who is behind the camera) during Show & Tell. Going left around the circle (starting at the gap): Jill, Marion, Marina, Karen, Liz, Betty, Elizabeth (who is standing). Now that was pretty good remembering, wasn't it?

This is Marina showing her lovely queen size top. The pattern comes from an earlier issue of Australian Patchwork and Quilting. She has made a fantastic job of this quilt. I loved it and I am not an autumn person:
Betty is showing her lovely lilac and lemon quilt. I didn't get a close-up of the blocks but it has great stitcheries sprinkled throughout. Betty had another quilt to show which featured as a pattern in issue 58 of New Zealand Quilter, I didn't get a picture of this one but it is also a very pretty quilt:
And a close-up of the quilting. This was done by (I think) Colleen Burr of Stratford. Fantastic design on the border:
I had a good talk with Jill about the Swiftquilter frame which is available in New Zealand. Jill has one and my friend Janice has decided to purchase one, along with a Juki machine. Boy, am I GREEN!


Fiona said...

I really like the lilac and lemon quilt and the quilting is superb too.

Ali Honey said...

Oh what fun you had and yesterday too! I wonder if I know any of those ladies....bit hard to tell after all this's a long time since I lived in that area but still have fond memories of my first 17.5 years of life near there and especially my 2 years after that at Teachers Col in PN.

meggie said...

Love all those quilts. Like Ali I am always looking for familiar faces, though I never lived in that area.
I think the thing I miss most is Kiwi sense of humour.

Lisa said...

Looks like a fun day for you all.

teodo said...

Uhau what beautiful quilts.
Your group is really fantastic.
I like very much the lilac and the autumn.
ciao ciao

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Yummy quilts, great work! I adore the autumn leaves in the twist and turn setting. Thanks for sharing.