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Sunday, March 16, 2014

More Coach House Quilts

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?

P3140082 Raggedy Jeans quilt by Marion Hamilton

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.

P3140019 Red Hot quilt by Mary Lloyd

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.

P3140024 Here, chook, chook, chook, by Norma Dugmore

“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.

P3140022Stripes, by Dulcie  Stantiall

“Morning Glory”, a Michelle Hill design, was lovingly hand appliqu├ęd by Stella Allerby, and quilted by Jenny Allen.  What a lovely quilt, with the designs inspired by William Morris.

P3140056 Morning Glory by Stella Allerby

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.

P3140080 Hand embroidered Afternoon Tea Cloth

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.

P3140069 Tractor cushion by Rhondda Berg

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.

P3140036 Colourplay 2 by Liz Gates

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.


Frances Leate said...

I have enjoyed the Coach House Quilts posts and there was some lovely work on display. My blog seems to have been hijacked so people aren't able to access it but hopefully I will be back in business soon. Take care.

Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...


Love me tender


Jenny said...

Oh Elvis, he's been the only one for me. If he ever came calling, I'd be sorely tempted!!