Thursday, March 21, 2013

Challenge 2013

Quilts Across the Ranges is over for another year.
It was very successful with over 600 people through.
Every year there is a Challenge and this years' was "Reflections" and must contain
some tulle.  There was even a special prize for the best use of tulle.
1st place was won by Jules with "Spinout"
2nd, Juliet with "Upcycling Irish Dance Dresses"
3rd, Imaginative Imogen (use of tulle) Award and
Apprehensive Abigail (First time entrant) Award
 Lynne with "City Reflections"
Never the Winner But Always Hopeful Award
Kath with "I Wish, My Reflection"
Other entries below.
"No! It's Mine" by Karen
"My Interpretation" by Marnie
"Rectangles to Stars (or Reflections) by Grania
"Mum, Did I Look as Good as this?" by Judithea

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Show this weekend

The WQC 3 day exhibition started yesterday.
Come along and see the following for yourself.
 A selection of the 12 x 12 challenge done by members
 Looking up the hall
 Some more 12 x 12 challenges
 The stage
 This years challenge entries. The theme was "Reflections" and
must contain some tulle.
The other side of the stage.
Check out the merchants.  
Wonderfil Speciality Threads
The Craft Needle and Wright Fabrics.
There is also the Trading table 
and the cafe
and the Hoffman Challenge.
Open 10 to 4pm Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th.

Monday, March 4, 2013

February Meeting, 2013

The Committee's Challenge was "Tessellation Quilt"
 Grania was the only one who brought something for this month's challenge.
Val with her Celtic Alphabet from a workshop.
Glenda showed the completed BOM from 2012.
And general Show and Tell.
Judy with her black and white quilt and pillow shams.
 Brenda showing the quilt she made for a wedding present that is now on its way to Australia.
Another community quilt from Pat.
Judithea's Mum's quilt top.
Jules displaying Dragica's last 2 12x12 challenges.
This month's speaker was Billie Harbidge from wearable arts.

Thanks to Juliet for supplying the photos and information
 from the meeting in my absence.

CAB window display, March 2013

Western Quilters Circle has a display in the CAB window at Glen Eden this month.
Here are some photos of the display.
If in the area please take the time to check it out
as the photos don't really show the display to its' best due to 
reflection on the windows.

 Last year's challenge

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Community Quilt Day, Feb 2013

Every year Western Quilters Circle donates quilts to a charity.
Over the year blocks are made by the members and in February 
a workshop is held to put these blocks together.
 This year this was attended by Jackie (photo above), Karen, Pat
Jane, Kath, Margaret, Juliet, Dianne, Andrea, Karen, Jean and Denise.
 A selection of the completed quilts.
 These will be on display at our annual show
"Quilts Across the Ranges".  See previous post for details.

 Dianne and Kath
 Dianne and Pat
 Kath happy in her work.
Thanks to all who put in their time to make these beautiful quilts.