I didn't enrol for any classes this year, but I've already decided that I will take at least one class at the next Symposium in 2017. The next one will be in Christchurch in October 2017. I might even aim to enter a quilt in the exhibition at the next symposium. I couldn't enter anything this time because the designs need to be original and all my work to date has used patterns. I need to get more adventurous!
Here are some of the quilts that caught my eye in the exhibition:
|I never promised you a rose garden by Sheryl Anicich|
|Rural 1. by Robyn Croft|
|Learning to Speak: Thank you Karen. by Heather McLean|
|Dancing Disks by Barbara Johnston|
|Refraction Fiesta by Deb de Lorenzo|
|Argh my eyes! by Adrianne Reid (of On the Windy Side blog)|
Adrianne won the "Alive with Colour - Professional" section of the exhibition with this quilt. Congratulations Adrianne!
|Hundreds and Thousands by Shirley Mooney|
You can see more quilts from the exhibition on Shirley Mooney's blog Don't Wait to Create. Shirley has written a number of posts with photos from the exhibition.
It was 27C in Palmerston North so while I was at the symposium the rest of the family took a walk by the river and had fun at a pool. This is a new hydro slide which goes extremely fast.
|The Lido Pool|
When I look at the colours in this photo I can see why we make such colourful quilts in Australia and New Zealand. Nature provides such bright colours everywhere we look. The sky really is that blue in New Zealand.