Friday, 15 April 2022

Taupo Quiltmakers Exhibition - I'm the Guest Exhibitor

 


Two years ago I went to the Taupo Quiltmakers' Exhibition and loved it.  This year I've been invited back as the guest exhibitor.  



The exhibition is called "Quilting with the Stars" because it's going to coincide with our first Matariki public holiday in New Zealand on Friday 24 June 2022.  Yes, beware Kiwis, the public holiday is on a Friday - not a Monday.

In Māori culture, Matariki is both the name of the Pleiades star cluster and of the celebration of its first rising in late June or early July. This marked the beginning of the new year in the Māori lunar calendar. (from Wikipedia)

I wish I still had my Matariki quilt shown above to include in my display, but a very nice grandma bought it for her grandson to have on his bed at her house.  It's good to know that it's being used and loved. 


Now I have to decide which quilts to take to Taupo.  The good news is that I'm driving up, so I can fill the car with quilts.  I'll be at the exhibition at the Great Lakes Centre for all 3 days, so do come and say hello if you're at the show.    

It feels great to have a mid winter trip to Taupo to look forward to.  The air in Taupo is always so fresh and clean, and I love seeing the snow on the mountains at the end of the lake.  


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10 comments:

Jenny said...

Many congratulations Wendy, on being asked to be guest exhibitor at Taupo. Such an honour, and I'm sure your gorgeous quilts will be much admired.

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing the info about Maori culture. Enjoy!!

-Soma

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

sounds like fun and a nice place to spend a couple days. Love that star quilt

Melva said...

That star quilt is stunning! Congrats on being the guest speaker. You'll do great, I'm sure. :)

Gretchen Weaver said...

I wish I could make the trip! Your quilts are so lovely. Take lots of photos to show us!

Michelle Churchman said...

Fun event! And both of those quilts are beautiful.

PaintedThread said...

That star quilt is amazing. Have fun deciding on which quilts to take!

Barb Neiwert said...

Congratulations for the honor! It will be fun to get away.

Marie said...

Congratulations! I would be wonderful to be able to see your work in person so I suspect that you will be a huge hit!

Frauke said...

thanks for your wonderfull quilts you show on your blog. Thea are an inspiration for me. Excused my english, Iam not good. Best Regards of Northern Germany of Frauke