Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Quilt symposium 2015

The final details for the exhibition entries for QSM15 & the conditions of entry are all finalised and you should be seeing them published soon on both the web site and in the first newsletter. Its so exciting, I'm sure the exhibition will spark many discussions and inspirational ideas. 
If you haven't already registered for QSM15 or would like to know more go to the website by following this link.

I will keep you updated on any symposium happenings as they come to hand.

happy stitching & creating.

more patterns coming soon

Just thought I would let you know that there will be some new patterns coming soon to the blog available to purchase. These are wonderful creations from a local designer. I'm just waiting on the photos and details which will be arriving very soon. Stay tuned.

Sunday, 13 October 2013

Challenge results

Gosh in all the energy it was taking to organize Quiltfest, I had put out of my mind that the results were announced last week for the club challenge. Once seeing all the wonderful quilts on stage and the level of skill and interpretation, I could see how it would have been difficult to judge.
 We were given an 8" square of the featured green bug print, with the option to purchase more. The size restriction was limited to no bigger than 40" x 50"and it had to be 3 layers and a cot quilt.

Advanced Section
1st - Myself - flower quilt
2nd -Griet Lombard
3rd - Griet Lombard

 Intermediate section
 1st - Kathy Inns
2nd  - -Susan Riley
3rd - Denise Bradbury

Judges choice - Helen Cole

I had two entries the first was a lovely yellow quilt, which didnt place , but I was really happy with the over all look  of this quilt.

My second entry which I have to admit I was cutting it down to the wire to complete on time was the winning one. It is a lovely flower quilt and if you look closely, but not too close you will see the wee bugs, snails & mushrooms fussy cut and stitched to the quilt. 
I finished it off with free motion quilting in white thread. Its very bright & cheery and I Iove the look of this one. Probably my new favorite  . . . till the next one!
 I will have patterns available shortly, but if you would like a copy of the pattern, please email me at rabbitspatchquilting@xtra.co.nz.

Judged 1st in advanced section at Town & Country Quilters 

Patterns available

We had a lovely day at Quiltfest and i'm now managing to find my sanity after what has been a very busy few days. I have started to load the patterns available, so don't forget to check out the pattern range here at Rabbits Patch Quilting. I will be updating it over the next few days in between preparing  for the next Symposium15 executive meeting later in the week.

I hope those of you who attended the exhibition on the weekend enjoyed the new layout & the wonderful exhibition from local members. From the comments received it was well worth the trip.

Happy stitching & creating. Paula

Monday, 7 October 2013

Town & Country Quilters - Quiltfest exhibition

Details for the Biannual show are

9 am - 4pm
Entry is $5 per person. under 12 's free.
Paid entry gives you a free ticket in the door prize which is a fabulous batik fabric pack from Wrights fabrics in Morrinsville.

 Horowhenua Events centre Victoria street,

 Quilt stop cafe on site, exciting merchants and a wonderful exhibition of Members work, displays and tempting raffles.
Dont for get we have the main raffle of a Bernina sewing machine and the stunning raffle quilt.

 See you there.

Catching up

Gosh . . . i have to apologize.. It has been almost 2 months since my last post. Time flies when you're busy.  So what has had me so distracted from the world of blogging?

 I probably have to say wearing  too many hats as of late. There is finalising the details of the Quilt Symposium Manawatu 2015 exhibition categories and conditions of entry. So watch the space to the QSM15 web site as those details will be out soon.

Then there is the customer quilts. I love seeing all the quilts that are made, and of course seeing them quilted. it just seems to complete the quilt and I love quilting.
 My son asked me recently "If i ever get bored working and quilting as a hobby". I had to say "No, I actually enjoy it."

Then there is organizing our Local Town & Country Quilters "Quiltfest" exhibition. I'm almost there with typing up all the labels for the exhibited quilts. It is a wonderful opportunity to see what some of our member's have worked on over the past couple of years.
There will also be the quilts entered in the cot quilt challenge. The entries have already been judged and will be announced on Wednesday night. It will be very exciting to see all the entries and winners.

And last but not least when you're organizing the exhibition for an exhibition it is not a very wise idea a month out to decide to become a merchant. I have been flat out completing quilts and writing & printing patterns. My problem is I need another month as I have a whole pile of scribbled notes and ideas for more creations.

So I'm off to hit the machine and finish quilting a lovely Christmas wall hanging. Look out for it at the Town & Country Quilters Quiltfest show this Saturday at the Horowhenua Events Centre , Victoria street, Levin.

Be sure to check back soon as I will be loading all of my patterns from Rabbits Patch Quilting as well as those of  designer Luchelle of "Play time quilts" on to the blog for purchase.

Happy stitching. P