Monday, November 9, 2009

A day in the country

Early Saturday morning we were on the road, and what better reason you may ask, then a Quilter's Meet in the country. Yipppee!!

5 of us headed off from Twizel in 2 cars, to drive almost 2 hrs to Lowburn (close to Cromwell/Wanaka) in Central Otago where the Wanaka Patchwork group were hosting "A Day in the Country Meet".

There were a rather small number of quilts in the competition, which was themed "from the grape to the vine". This was one ladies interpretation of this;

and a closer look...

this is a thru the window peek,


and I do rather like this one...

and this is a rather humourous take, this quilt was copied from a metal sign in a cafe in Arrowtown,

and this (below)was the Judge's overall winner, AND Voter's choice, this photo really does not do it too much justice, it was rather spectacular with a very clever 3-D effect. Some of the fabrics used in this quilt were very good at depicting the schist stone that is so prevalent in this area.

I thought that this quilt, which was part of the show 'n' tell, was very well done, in rather pretty soft colours;

and these ladies from a group down south (Invercargill way), had a New York Beauty workshop, again really great to see all the different interpretations of the same quilt,

Friday's mail brought these lovelies from Friday from Carole, a piece of tea dyed calico for a little stitchery, Carole is going to put together with other quilters/stitchers pieces that she has sent out pieces of calico to, the idea is we all complete a little stitchery and send them back to her, and she will make them into a quilt. Isn’t this an absolutely fabulous idea? When Carole sent out the request recently on her blog asking for people to do this for her I thought, I’d love to...

I see Deb has already completed hers, so I better get a move on huh...

have a fun week everyone!

7 comments:

Cardygirl said...

Looks like a fun weekend...nice quilts!

Melanie said...

Have fun with the stitchery. Thanks for sharing those beautiful quilts. Those New York Beauties look so complex.

loulee said...

Looks like a fun weekend! We were in Twizle on Tuesday night, I think the whole town was at the Top Hut Tavern for the Melbourne cup!
We're heading to Dunedin today, Monday. We'll be in town for two nights.
Will you be at the quilt show in Geraldine next weekend? I'm hoping to go, but not promising. Did you get my email? And our phone number?

Deb said...

Yes slacker, you're the one who isn't working too!!
Your day out looked like a beautiful, I must admit I loved the quilt you did too with the vines.

Simone de Klerk said...

Looks like you really had a good time. Love the quilts you shared with us!

Julz said...

Looks like you and your friends had a lovely weekend. Thanks for sharing the quilts it is always so neat to see others work. Now get cracking on that stitchery for Carole! Hugs Jx

Rosy Inspiration said...

Sounds like you had fun, keep stitching.