I always enjoy a quilt show, and met up with my friend Shirley from Waikanae yesterday morning to view the Kapiti Quilters Exhibition at Southwards Car Museum. Kapiti Quilters is Shirley’s quilt guild. After paying the admission charge, and buying a few raffle tickets, we admired all the community quilts made by club members. They were cleverly displayed on the walkway leading into the hall.
Community quilts made by Kapiti Quilters
There were so many quilts inside the hall, that the sensible thing to do, we decided, was just to take our time. Here are some from the exhibition which caught my eye. There were several New York Beauty quilts on display – all those paper pieced points! This one was by Pat Crengle and won an award for Best Machine Quilting on a domestic machine.
New York Beauty
I’ve always admired Plus quilts and hope to make one sometime. These two were stitched by Jane McNamara and Sandra Kilin.
Two quite different Plus quilts.
I loved this beautiful quilt made with lustrous glowing colours,and different sized blocks. Made by Sheryl Meech, it was awarded Best in Show.
Circles, by Sheryl Meech, Best in Show
My pick for Viewers Choice went to this delightful William Morris inspired Baltimore. Sadly, I didn’t take note of the maker’s name, but it did win two blue ribbons.
William Morris Baltimore
What else? I rather liked this little rug (or maybe it’s a wall-hanging) made from selvedges. I’ve done a few selvedge projects over the years but have never seen anything quite like this. This was entered in a challenge so I’m not sure who made it.
Shaggy selvedge rug
And who is this who was looking for me? It was blog reader Felicity from Ormandville, and we seem to bump into each other at quilt shows. Felicity had made me a little gift for the caravan, a little pad with rubber grippy fabric on the back, to help you take the tops of jars. Thanks so much Felicity, and it was so lovely to meet up with you again.
Felicity with a gift for me
By this stage Robin had done what he wanted to at the shops, and let me know he was waiting upstairs in the café. It was time we joined him for lunch, and sit down and rest our weary feet. Shirley and I had a lovely time together admiring the quilts – I do enjoy a good quilt show.