There were so many lovely quilts made by members of the Feilding Kowhai Quilters exhibited at the Coach House Museum, that I just had to show some more photos. Like this “Raggedy Jeans Quilt” made by Marion Hamilton. Her inspiration came from the book “Cut, Sew, Quilt as you go” book. Can you see the wooden wagon wheel peeping out at the side?
The white horse looks very cosy with “Red Hot” draped over him. Mary Lloyd made this quilt from a kit from local shop Cherry Pie and it has been commercially quilted by Paula Shailer.
The chooks would be quite at home in this farmland setting, no doubt. Norma Dugmore stated that she smiled from beginning to end while she was making this quilt.
“Stripes”, by Dulcie Stantiall was a very striking quilt indeed, with the innovative striped background piecing. It is very clever, and I certainly wouldn’t have thought of using stripes this way.
“Morning Glory”, a Michelle Hill design, was lovingly hand appliquéd by Stella Allerby, and quilted by Jenny Allen. What a lovely quilt, with the designs inspired by William Morris.
There was a nice story behind this pretty hand embroidered Afternoon Tea Cloth. It was started then donated to the club by Mrs Margaret McDonald of Ranfurly Manor, Feilding. Rosalie Stead then finished the embroidery.
Another item in a “just right” setting. Tractor cushion by Rhondda Berg was displayed on a bright and shiny John Deere tractor at the museum.
And lastly, I just couldn’t go without another peep at Elvis. I’m a real Elvis fan, and fell head over heels in love with him at quite a young age when I first heard his song “Love me Tender”. Liz Gates screen printed the Elvis heads, then finished the piece off with free motion quilting.
This marvellous exhibition was a little different in that it was not judged at all, and the show did not have a Viewers Choice. Kowhai Quilters can be very proud of their wonderful work on display. There were vendors galore, including several I had never seen before, so there were plenty of goodies to look through. Refreshments were provided as a fundraiser for the Manawatu Riding for the Disabled. I had a great day out, thanks very much ladies.