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!
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