Friday, December 12, 2014

Sands Organisation

WQC was approached this year to make a quilt for the Sands Organisation.  Families who have lost a baby can put a little piece on the quilt and the current quilt was full.
From the Sands Website
Welcome to Sands New Zealand. We are a voluntary, parent-run, non-profit organisation set up to support parents and families who have experienced the death of a baby at any stage during pregnancy, as a baby or infant.
Glenda on the left presented the quilt that she and some other WQC members
designed and made for Sands New Zealand.  See July post for a closer photo
of the quilt and label.
From Glenda
I attended the Women's Assessment Unit at Auckland Hospital yesterday morning when the quilt was officially presented to the hospital and everyone was most complimentary about the quilt.  They loved the design and the New Zealand connection with the fabrics used, and certainly appreciated all the hard work that went into making it.  They referred to the feature of the quilt as a family tree which I thought was really nice.

November Meeting 2014

November is the Christmas meeting for WQC.
The members were asked to make Christmas stockings and Christmas tree decorations for the Salvation Army.  They were spread along the stage.  

Jean holding Claire's and her own Gerbera from the Sonja Prchal workshop.
Brenda and Pat.

General Show and Tell
Brenda's Christmas Wreath wall-hanging
 Antoinette has been busy with Halloween panel
and these two quilts.

 Antoinette's Chritmas wall hanging
Jean hand sewed hexagons while travelling.
Jeans's manipulated wall-hanging made for her brother with dementia

Monday, November 24, 2014

Thread Sketched Gerbera with Sonya Prchal

We had a workshop with Sonya Prchal on the 5th Nov 2014
After tracing the design on to fabric, we moved to the foyer
to do the painting.
 Marcia, Tina, Brenda & Renuka
 Lots of concentration required for the painting
 Brenda & Ranuka drying between colours
 Added some blue
 and now dark red
Final red.  Starting to look like a gerbera.  Now for the stitching.
It was a great day to be inside as the wind was howling outside.
We had lots of fun.

October 2014 Meeting

Committee's Challenge - Table/bed runner or Japanese themed

 Juliet:  Mariner’s Compass table runner.  
 Miniature Kimono wall-hanging.
   Paper-pieced Cranes wall-hanging.  
 Quilt on canvas with obi selvedge and kimono fasteners brought back from Japan by Robyn Burgess.


General Show and Tell
 Marcia - cushion which had been folded and manipulated
 Margaret  – BOM being made for her grand-daughter
Yetty – one with black strips

WQC Raffle Quilt for 2015
Tickets are on sale from January until the show.

September 2014 Meeting

Committee's Challenge -  Hexagons

Margaret's hexagon blocks bought from Auckland Quilt Guild sales table, many of them still with old newspapers (with old ads.) etc. in the back of the hexagons

Elria – large hexagons done in Kaffe fabrics, nice back

Jan  – very pastel hexagons on pink.  Gave it to her husband’s aunt, told her to use it and not to worry if the cats slept on it as they would love it.  When she died, aged 90, Jan discovered the quilt folded up in a drawer, never used.  Jan took it back home.
Another Jan  – quilt, hexagon flowers in flowerpots
Ku  – hexagon flowers with applique leaves and stems

Sharon  – double-sided quilt with hexagons done as quilt-as-you-go

Workshop Show and Tell

 Renuka  – 2 New York Beauty pieces from Juliet’s class – one Kiwiana, 
 the other American Stars and Stripes.
Tina  – Large scrappy pineapple quilt
Pat  – a green wall-hanging, with texture,
Pat  – modern quilt with French braids in varying lengths

General Show and Tell

Barrie  – owl quilt.  
Large bright orange/green/brown quilt made from a 
bundle of fat quarters she bought in Houston, to remember Houston
Juliet – two 8” x 13” quilts from trans-Tasman textile group of NZ and Australian tutors – one “Reflections”, the other a morepork (wise old owl for Knowledge challenge!)
 Marnie  – floral crazy Log Cabin quilt
 Marcia  – folded patchwork block
 Willemina  – large taupe/soft blue floral quilt

Yetty  – blue and white quilt with diamonds with sashing (Jane Austen style)