Friday, 3 March 2017

February 2017 meeting - Hazel Foot

Hazel Foot was our guest speaker at our February meeting.  She spoke about how her international travels have inspired her to make quilts.

Hazel made this quilt after a trip to India. The trellis pattern down the centre is based on patterns she saw in India.





However, Hazel usually prefers black as a background, and wasn't totally happy with this quilt, so made another version with a black background. Here they are side by side.


And some close ups of the black version.




Hazel lived in Papua New Guinea for some years and made this quilt in the style of tapa cloth.
 




Another beautiful quilt Hazel showed included these gorgeous strong colours and very detailed quilting. 



Hazel also ran a class on Sunday for our guild members.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

January 2017 meeting

Our first meeting back was a relaxed affair with lots of hand stitching and catching up.  We had a great block of the month:



And got to see a finished quilt made from previous BOMs:



More from Show and Tell:




Our guest speaker in February will be Hazel Foot.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

2017 Meeting Dates

We're looking forward to our first guild meeting of 2017 on Saturday 28 January.  It will be a "sit and sew" day so be sure to bring some hand work with you.  You can find a list of all our meeting dates for 2017 here.

Here's some show and tell from last year's meetings:

My Small World by Lyn Bell from Masterton

Meadow Quilt by Helen Malanchack



Block of the Month

Block of the Month