Monday, 31 August 2015

Millefiore Quilts presentation to Capital Quilters

Shirley Mooney, of Don't Wait to Create blog, and I gave our Millefiori Quilts presentation to Capital Quilters, Wellington, NZ on Saturday.  There were about 100 people there, and they were very interested in the Millefiori Quilts books, and the la passacaglia pattern that we are both making. Many people came and had a close look at our rosettes during the afternoon tea break.

That's me, talking about my quilts

We had a prepared a Powerpoint presentation showing how we select our fabrics, the gadgets we use while making our quilts, and some examples of finished quilts.  We also showed our quilts as they are at the moment.

That's Shirley and her rosettes

Shirley and I have adopted completely different styles for our quilts, so it gave people an insight into how these quilts can be personalised.

I gave a strong plug for the Millefiori/ la passacaglia Facebook group and encouraged anyone considering making these quilts to join up.

The bottom left hand quarter of my quilt

Knowing that the presentation was looming, I suddenly got a wriggle on and started joining up some of my rosettes. I thought it would be good if people could see what the finished quilt might look like. So over the past two weeks I've glued pieces in the day and stitched at night.  Here's how mine looks now, although not all of these rosettes are joined up yet.

Shirley knows a lot of quilty people in New Zealand, and has asked me to join her in giving the presentation to another quilt guild in November.  That will be an incentive to join even more rosettes before then.


Dasha said...

That's awesome Wendy. Congratulations.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Congratulations on the presentation; talking to 100 people is quite awesome. Your rosettes are looking beautiful joined together.

Liz said...

Love how this is coming along! Your fabric choices are amazing and it's going to be such a stunner. And way to go presenting!

Sandi said...

Interesting how different the two pieces look in different colour ways. I think a friend is working one one of the variations I'll have to check with her.

I would be hard pressed to pick a colour combination.

Good luck on making such spectacular headway on your rosettes, can't wait to see how many you have done in November!

Rachel @ Quiltineering said...

Congratulations! I'm sure speaking in front of that many people was nerve-racking but your quilt deserves all that recognition and more! Super duper cute!!

margaret said...

what lucky ladies to see your presentation and of course admire the actual stitching

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Great to see you sharing your love of the la passacaglia quilt pattern Wendy. There are a few peeps doing the pattern in the Perth MQG - I'll pop the link to the FB group on our page just in case they are not aware of it yet :)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

although I decided not to make this quilt I still love it. I really like the color combination that you are using.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

Wendy, great job. It must have been a little intimidating but very rewarding to have 100 people show up to listen. Aren't things like this what give us a push to accomplish more? I'm in awe of your project.

Anja said...

This quilt is going to be incredibly beautiful. I'm looking forward to seing it all finished.