Friday 6 September 2019

Two guest speaker gigs (and the Peacock Party)

What a busy week that was!  I was invited to speak at two guilds within a week. 

First up was Capital Quilters at Lower Hutt last Saturday.  The stitching group that I belong to, The Stitching Cartel, were asked to show some of our quilts.  We have 9 members in our group, but due to work and family commitments, we don't all make it to every one of our monthly dinners.

We had six members at the show and tell, and here's some of what we showed:

A quilt we all made for Adrianne's wedding

A baby quilt for Vic's baby boy

A baby quilt for Adrianne's baby girl.

We have developed a pattern and we use it to make quilts for group members when they have a significant birthday ending in zero - 30, 40, 50 etc.  No one has reached 60 yet.  The birthday girl provides some of her all time favourite fabric, and we make blocks to work with that fabric.  goodness know what I'll choose when it's my turn.  Fortunately I have a lot of years to think about that. 

Here are the four quilts we have made to date:

for Lyndy

for Adrianne

For Helen

For Vicky

We have two more birthday quilts in progress for significant birthdays happening next year.

Two of us have made My Small World, and another person in the audience just happened to have her version with her for show and tell.  So we had 3 My Small World's on display. 

Makers left to right: Marrilyn, Anne, Wendy

After the show and tell the poor piano looked like this:

Then last night I was the guest speaker at Kapiti Quilters at Waikanae.  I took some of my quilts from the Capital Quilters show and tell, but I added more too.  Here are my quilts hanging on the display frames. 

It was lovely to meet more local quilters.  We are fortunate to have so many quilting guilds in Wellington -
Capital Quilters in Lower Hutt
Wellington Quilters in Wellington central
Coastal Quilters in Plimmerton
Pinestream Quilters in Upper Hutt
Kapiti Quilters in Waikanae. 

If you don't belong to a guild, I suggest visiting some and seeing if there's one that's right for you. 

Now it's time for the Peacock Party.  What's everyone else been up to?  Feel free to link up below. 

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Gretchen Weaver said...

I'd have loved to been at one of the guild meetings, looks like you had so much fun! It's so nice your group makes quilts for each other for significant birthdays, you guys must really be close friends! Happy Stitching!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

What great quilts! said...

Wendy-I have followed you long enough that I sure could tell which pile was yours! Do you have 1 cook a month or a pot luck? So inspired by your I was SO inspired by your shuttles quilt, I got Kaffe's book yesterday. I too am saying what am I doing starting YET another new quilt as I stare at my pile of lovelies calling my name! Susan in Boston

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

I would love seeing your quilts in person Wendy. They are so inspiring.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

What beautiful quilts and your group sounds like such a friendly one to belong to. I always enjoy seeing your work with all the bright fabrics. Thanks for sharing them.

Leanne said...

Was a real TREAT to see your quilts in person. Thanks for coming!
Love Leanne

Sue Rostron said...

Thank you so much for sharing your quilts with us at Kapiti Quilters. They are even more lovely in real life than on the blog. I was also really excited to be able to check out your Needlework village pieces.

I am asking the guild if we can have a course with you. My interest is particularly in learning and trying out various stitches and trying out big stitch hand quilting as I love the texture and softness it creates.

I also loved the variety and clever use of fabrics. All up it was a very inspiring talk, thank you.

Kim said...

Just look at all those gorgeous quilts and cushions. So much quilty loveliness. I love the My Small World quilts. So much beautiful detail to be seen. It sounds as if you have had the best fun this last week.

Jenny said...

How wonderful to be guest speaker not once but twice, congratulations. I remember when two of you came to speak at my guild, Town and Country Quilters, in Levin bringing your lovely La Casa.... quilts with you.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

This is such a colorful post - from the first quilt to the last - I was Like Oh I Love that one, oh that one is so great- oh the colors... and NOW I can't pick a favorite ! your birthday quilt pattern is really neat - and with all the different colors it doesn't look the same!!! Great quilt!

Sue said...

Lovely show and tell Wendy. What a great idea, using the same design for each girl's birthday quilt! Saves trying to think of what to do. I especially liked the colours in Adrienne's quilt!

Anonymous said...

So many beautiful quilts in this post! I love your use of vivid colors, Wendy.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Wendy, those events would have been great to attend - all the beautiful quilts!