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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
I have been stitching forever it seems and now do this just for pleasure,My DH and I are retired so I have lots of time for my hobbies--sewing Gardening and walking my dog. Have 4 grand-kids aged from 18 to 11 One lives in Australia and the others are very close to where we live. Hope to contribute more thru this blog. Kiwi Jan New Zealand

Saturday, May 14, 2011

News since the last posting.

Kia-ora I have been very remiss in not posting here --shall try and do better --lol-- First I entered the Quilt Rambling Rose at my Club--[Guild] Exhibition in September 2010 and recieved a Merit for handquilting-- there were only two awards for each catergory  and we ave some wonderful handquilters in our Club so I was well pleased .

I have also been handquilting a simular colour quilt to enter in our NZ Symposium Exhibition--- April 2011-- this is a juried exhibition and I was very thrilled to have Working the Angles  accepted --This quilt is also handquilted  It did not win any awards but is a real honour to have had it hanging amongst 299 other top NZ Quilts.The two quilts have been made for our bedroom .
Symposium this year was in Queenstown and my friend from Florida came with me --we did have fun 5 days of stitching meeting friends shopping-- late nights lots of Cafe' visits--Mc Cafe' being a favourite.
We took two classes together and each did a different two day class-Irene doing a dyeing class with NZ tutor Shirley Goodwin --while I was in class with Barbara Weeks UK --- Felting--Silk painting and putting the two together into a wall quilt--
I am still working on this piece --here is a picture of the felt ready to be felted--watch this space for the finished piece
Next class was with Allie Snow  from NZ--this class was all handwork -working on small samples using one shape -- a work in progress---
The other class was again with Barbara Weeks UK---Fragmented Landscape  --using a kit supplied by Barbara --all different types of  silk and handdyed by her--- a great class and a great Tutor  below the finished piece  called  'Rock Strata' taken from the right hand side  section of the photo next to it--The piece is all handstitched  

1 comment:

  1. Welcome back Jan! Your rock strata piece looks greener in the photo - and the stitching I wasn't sure about looks great!