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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Town and Country Quilters July Club Night

Circumstances have conspired to stop me from attending club night for a while, so I was really pleased to finally get there last night.  As usual, Show and Tell is always a treat, with a good selection of quilts from our very talented members on display. Lucky Noah will be getting this great little boys quilt for his 3rd birthday.  This is a pattern from the Cloth Shop in Palmerston North,  Cathryn told us.

P7090007 Noah’s 3rd birthday quilt

And yet another lucky little three year old will be getting a birthday quilt.  Joan has made her little grand-son Levi this stunning Roadworks quilt.  Isn’t it great to see such bright and graphic children’s patterns available these days?

P7090008 Levi’s 3rd birthday quilt

“Good things take time”, was Yvonne’s message about her Japanese Dolls quilt, as she has been working on it for a wee while.  And no wonder, with all that appliqué to do.  This stunning quilt is a Susan Claire design.

P7090009 Yvonne’s Japanese Dolls

Chloe made Scrappy Batiks to use up her batik scraps from an earlier project.  I love the way the colours flow across the quilt.

Scrappy Batiks

Our speaker for the evening was one of our own club members, the very talented Griet Lombard.  She spoke about the relationship we have with our own quilting,  taking things slow, and putting something of yourself into your stitching  which makes each quilt unique and special.  She is a great Op Shopper, and loves finding cast off pieces of hand worked textiles and reflecting on the women who quietly sat and stitched them in years gone by. 

P7090004 Griet Lombard

Griet’s own work certainly has her soul captured in the stitches, and she brought along some of her hand stitched master pieces.  They have to be seen up close to truly appreciate the work which goes into each and every one.

P7090005  Some of Griet’s glorious work

Griet then took us for a quick trip around the world and showed us some of the exquisite hand embroidered pieces she had purchased on her travels.  She had pieces from her native South Africa, a woven and beaded cloth from Vietnam, a white embroidered blouse from Mexico, and several pieces from Guatemala.  I was very taken with the embroidered Mayan Calendar, heavily embroidered in glowing blues onto a light mustard coloured background.

P7090003 Embroidered Mayan Calendar

It was a good night out, an exceptional speaker, and great to meet up quilty friends again.

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