Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Rose City Quilters : Celebration of Quilts exhibition

Another wonderful exhibition of work from our quilt club last weekend. Once again I came away so inspired and with renewed vows to quilt more over the next 2 years so I have some to show in the next exhibition...As you entered the show, there were 2 very striking raffle quilts
and then you were in with stands arranged to left and right
First stop for me was the guest exhibition by Erilyn McMillan
Click on any photo to see it larger
These are some of my favourite pieces of her work

There was also an exhibition of the Hoffman challenge winners for 2013/14. The challenge is to use a piece of fabric in an original quilt - this was the fabric 
Read a bit more about the challenge :
and these were my favourites :
Especially love this one since I am a school librarian 
"The Lion in the Library" by Sophie Wood (Christchurch)
- perhaps I will be inspired to make a fabulous quilt for them if I ever leave! (I've not even been there a year...this is not something I have to think about in the near future!)
"Rose Window" by Paula Franklin (Russell)
Fantastic variety created with the same fabric inspiration
"Go lightly in this world" by Cindy Dawson (Matamata)
As a lover of Klimt I had to smile at this special New Zealand version
"Ko wahine ahau" by Sue Barlett (Auckland)
Now for a share of the quilts that especially caught my eye in the main show....This one was striking in its use of colour and scale of design
"Remaining friends" by Jenny Davis
I would really like to make my own version of the pattern below - a lovely way to use a fabric range. By the same creator as the above...
"Modern maze" by Jenny Davis.
Also in lemon, this very sweet quilt - I think I was attracted by it because I have just had news that my niece has had a baby daughter and my head is full of possibilities of what I could make
"Apartment bugs" by Paula Shailer
Another by the same artist - the colours (love blue and brown together), the symmetry, the simplicity all appeal to me.
"Going round in circles on a practice run" by Paula Shailer
I love applique and this is beautiful :
"There are Tuis in my garden" by Sonja Revell
Remember that if you click on any photo you will see it larger. I enjoy sharing quilts with a New Zealand flavour for overseas viewers.
"These are a few of my favourite things. Colours of New Zealand" by Sandie Butcher

"Three of a kind" canvases by Wendy O'Neill
Sometimes quilts appeal because they are simply pretty. Lovely colours in this one.
"Garden delight" by Linda Torwick
There were almost 200 quilts on display so I can't share them all here. I hope I've given you some inspiration and a desire to visit one of our quilt shows in the future. If you would like to see more, pop over to the Rose City Quilters blog and see all the ribbon winners from the show HERE

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