Friday, July 27, 2018

Gisborne and Quilt Fair - super photo heavy

I went up to Gisborne on Wednesday and caught up with the Gisborne Girls, then had a sit and sew at the Owlery
The next morning

the kangaroos were in the next paddock

Mum and Bub

I had forgotten how cold it gets in Gisborne..the windows were all frozen over in the morning

a watering can of water and the heating on full bore got things going.

I did get the applique all done on the hexies while at the Owlery

the Supervisor has given it the once over!
Thursday morning Donna, Marg and I went on the train into the city for the Craft Fair
These animals were on the Toft stand

Many beautiful crochet animals. They released a blue heeler for this show.
Then I went off to the quilt show...

These quilts were all part of the challenge  Borders and Bridges

This is by Susan DeVanny, from photos she has taken,

So many beautiful quilts and ideas!
Then on to the Vic Quilters display

Bad photo here but loved the used of doilies and jeans pockets

Not a good photo either, but another by Susan DeVanny, which won Best Art Quilt.

Beautiful quilt by Yetty, from Seachange Quilters.

loved this quilt of circles..I think it was called a Circle a Day

the fussy cutting was lovely

General views

Still awake and with me???
I did do some purchasing, but will share that tomorrow.
Happy sewing.

I am also linking up with Whimsandfancies to explore photography, in the garden, places we go etc.


Michelle Ridgway said...

I do love that Owlery sign. Definitely a bit chilly there Sue. Thanks for sharing those amazing quilts. What a treat to see them in person! Doing the Rounds is growing...looking lovely xx

Julie said...

How lovely the Owlery looks Sue. Wonderful photos & the quilt show looks amazing. Love all the quilts - how inspiring. Yes we have windows frozen over like that quite often here!!

Kim said...

Strolling through a quilt show looking upon all the amazing quilts that people dream up is always a joyous thing to do. Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos. It is a wee bit chilly down here, isn't it. Here's hoping Spring bursts forth soon. =)

Leeanne said...

The Owlery sign is fabulous! wonder quilts at the show, so much variety. Good to see the supervisor keeping an eye on your lovely work :-)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Thank you for sharing your photos. The quilts are amazing and I love the crochet animals :)

Jo said...

2 of my friends from up here have their quilts in the show. How lucky to see them all. Mmmm not missing that cold.

Angie said...

Wow. Stunning quilts. Although I am not a quilter, I admire the talent, especially since I have a sister and sister-in-law who quilt and I have some idea of the process. Anyway, I think my favorite in the 'bridge' section is the hands forming the bridge - couldn't we use a little more of that in the world today?

Tammie Lee said...

Such an amazing show!

Helen said...

I missed the show this time thanks for the wonderful pics.

Carol S. said...

Oh wow, those quilts are amazing! It's fun to see photos from another country. We definitely don't have kangaroos in Utah! Thanks for sharing your photos!

Fiona said...

Great trip even if there was a chilly start to the day.... lovely quilt shots... so much talent.... a nice peak at what our circles will look like one day!!

Pamela said...

Gorgeous quilts! I love to see the creativity of others.

Ada Kopitopoulou said...

Always very inspiring to see a quilt show. They are all beautiful. I liked the one with the jeans and doilies. Something different! Well, here we don't have any ice, and at the moment we have a lot of heat!

Moose-ings said...

Thanks for sharing the quilts, which I didn’t get to see. Just beautiful.

KaHolly said...

So much Quilty goodness and so lovely to see! Your piece is coming out beautifully! Stay warm! XO

~ Dixie said...

So many creative, wonderful quilts.
It does look chilly there. Stay warm.

Soma @ said...

I would have loved to visit the owlery. The photo of Mum and Bub is so sweet. Your applique is beautiful, as is your supervisor. Gorgeous quilts at the craft fair, it must have been amazing to see them in person.

Thanks so much for linking up on Wandering Camera.


Diane-crewe said...

wow.. wonderful quilts Thank You x I especially love the rhino's and the hands x LOVE the frost too .. it has rained to-day WOO-HOO x I love the cold xx

Alycia said...

What lovely quilts!! but really - real live kangaroos - too cool!!!

simplestitches said...

great quilt photos...some stunners there!

Ondrea said...

I love that Owlery sign! Do they have owls displayed everywhere? Some beautiful quilts at the show. Love the Lucy Boston one.

Susan said...

Thanks for sharing the show pics. I love seeing what women in other countries are doing with the craft I love, too. It sounds like the whole time was wonderful, and you accomplished a lot on your top. I'm amazed you got all that appliqué done!