Saturday, November 12, 2011

The QuiltNorfolk ladies have been at it again. They organised another very successful "Quilt Getaway" on Norfolk Island. Quilters came from both Australia and New Zealand to enjoy a variety of quilting workshops, as well as experiencing all the other delights that Norfolk Island has to offer.
 Although I was unable to take part, I was able to visit a couple of the workshop sessions out at the Parish Centre.
 On the Monday and Tuesday, there was a workshop using Jelly Rolls, with a visiting tutor from Tauranga in New Zealand.
 On the Wednesday and Friday, the same tutor guided the participants in making a "Kaleidoscope" quilt.
 There was a lot of "playing and working" going on, interspersed by the need to make important decisions about "what goes with what.."
 Everyone admired the results, and they were all so different!

 On the Thursday, there was an exhibition in Maria's Restaurant at the Hillcrest Hotel, and lots of Norfolkers took the opportunity to come and look...

 I really liked this "shabby chic" quilt below. In fact, as I stood there admiring it, a number of people came up and said that they had lots of doileys like that at home, which they never used. I thought if I stayed there long enough asking them to think of me before they discarded them, I might acquire quite a collection!!! But hopefully many were inspired enough to make use of them in a similar way!
 I really must find out more about this Cathedral Window variation!
 A lovely leafy quilt in zingy colours.
 This one was made by our local headmaster's wife......I have always loved scrap quilts using simple squares and resolved to get out my soft florals again.
 Even the menfolk enjoyed the display.
 Believe it or not, this in-progress kaleidoscope quilt started out with a print of hydrangeas.
I was often tempted when I saw the pattern for this Cat quilt advertised. It was lovely to see the finished result. It won the Viewers' Choice award.
 I hope the QuiltNorfolk committee was pleased with this year's event, and that they are busy planning the next one!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow Mary simply wonderful. I wish I was close enough to come and take the class the women must have been thrilled.

The class is going to get to be so popular it'll be selling out in advance that is if it already hasn't.

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