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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Kapiti Quilters Exhibition

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 cafĂ©.  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.


Maria said...

Sew many beautiful quilts made by the talented ladies..
Bet you enjoyed sitting down for lunch after walking around the exhibition.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

looks like a great quilt show - I wish I had it in me to make another all applique quilt and I would do the whole William Morris quilt designed by Michell Hill that you show - but I guess I will settle for the center of that quilt like I have made for the current applique quilt that I am working on.

Tired Teacher said...

So many lovely quilts on display! I especially like the Plus quilt with the crosses and of course the Baltimore sampler.

Lynniequilts said...

What lovely quilts on display, I especially like how the community quilts are hanging on the walkway into the hall, they look so inviting. And my heart leapt when I saw the shaggy selvedge rug, another great idea to use up those endearing selvedges I seem to want to keep collecting.

White Rose said...

Hi Jenny i am back i have been unwell. Wow the quilts are amazing such beautiful eye candy,glad you had a lovely time xx

Judith nb Serena said...

Wonderful quilts, I wish I had it in me to make something that beautiful. The selve edge rug looks like what we call a rag rug. I love the way nothing goes to waste.
Judith nb Serena