Brr, it was so chilly on Wednesday night – which is probably why the numbers were low for our July Club Night. But the hall was warm, as was the welcome, and the members who braved the evening were in for a real treat with our speaker. Who was non other than well known designer, quilter, and embroiderer Jenny Hunter. As a draughtswoman, Jenny was concerned with the lack of New Zealand inspired designs, so decided to do something about it. Her beautiful New Zealand birds and plants have become something of an institution in the New Zealand Quilter magazine.
Jenny Hunter with her New Zealand Flower designs
She then showed us her lovely embroideries, made in just two months for the Manawatu Embroiderers Exhibition. Jenny chose the theme of Celtic works, and after a lot of research came up with these. All these works deserved a close look to see the intricate stitching and beading.
Celtic style embroideries
There were only a few items for Show and Tell. Gill had made this delightful Owl quilt which will soon be packed up and sent overseas to a very lucky little someone.
Gill and her Owl quilt
Griet had brought along her lovely Sunshine and Buttercup quilt. Griet told us that she made this out of all her small cream and yellow scraps.
Sunshine and Buttercups
We adjourned to the Supper Room for a cuppa, to check out the library books, and the raffle draws. Another interesting Quilt Club meeting.