My name is Charlotte, sometimes known as Ms Lottie, occasionally as The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady. This is my blog, where you'll find me writing a lot about my quilting and textile arts and a little about my family's life in a small seaside town in New Zealand. Haere mai!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Podcast Episode 15. Interview with Trisha Downie, President of the Auckland Quilt Guild 2014

Trisha Downie is the President of Auckland Quilters Guild.  Trisha leans heavily towards mixed media and three dimensional quilting.  She is hugely supportive of new quilters and quilters wanting to move in different directions and I was excited to interview her about all things quilty.  I hope you enjoy our discussion.  Thanks Trisha!

Trisha and myself at Festival of Quilts in front of Trisha's entry in the most recent Dorothy Collard Challenge.
Trisha's entry in the mixed media section of Festival of Quilts, titled 'Copperplate'.

Detail of 'Copperplate'
Here's Trisha's lemonade recipe that we talk about:

Homemade Lemonade 
6 washed Lemons
50gms Citric acid
750gm sugar

3lts water
Peel rind, no pith, of two lemons, add 2 cups of sugar in to food processor. Process until the sugar is yellow and oily. Tip this into a large saucepan adding the juice of the 6 lemons, minus any pips. Add remaining sugar, the citric acid and water. Over medium heat stir until the sugar has dis- solved. Cool, bottle, and store in the fridge. To drink use 1 part concen- trate to 4 parts water.

It’s delicious, Enjoy. 

And my useful or beautiful link:  
Alexis Robin is a life-coach who puts out a 15 minute radio show that you can subscribe to in podcast form.  She's not overbearing or airy-fairy and I've really enjoyed listening to her.



Large Bed Quilts Single Maker 
Highly Commended - Gay Jaques Times and Seasons
Second Prize - Marie Harrison A life on the Ocean Waves 
First Prize - Beverley Naidoo Love Birds

Small Bed Quilts Single Maker 
Highly Commended - Dianne Dowd Made to Measure
Second Prize - Jenny King Moonlit 2
First Prize - Val Williams
Caravan Quilt

Small Wall Hanging– Single Maker – Group One
Highly Commended - Lynne O’Donnell – Woodland Escape 
Second Prize - Susan McRae Altered Fabrics 
First Prize - Marie Harrison Hexagon Obsession

Small Wall Hanging – Single Maker- Group Two
Highly Commended - Alison Hartley Perseverance 
Second Prize - Annie White Road Block 
First Prize - Lyn Winkel Pacific Dream


Bed Quilts
Highly Commended - Judi Schon Inside Out
Second Prize - Chris Behersing
First Prize - Ansa Breytenbach
Desert Flower

Wall Hangings
Highly Commended - Carole Sorrell Tiger Tiger Burning Bright
Second Prize - Robyn Croft Gradations III 
First Prize - Sonya Prchal True Bliss


Small Bed Quilt Multiple Makers
Highly Commended - Chizuko Hoy & 19 members of POP group Crocus Wreath 
Second Prize - Carolyn Van Wonderen & Bee group Cheery Canary Bee Quilt
First Prize - Ngaire Fleming & Leeanne Hooper In Memory of Ruth

Large Bed Quilt Multiple Makers 
Highly Commended - Barrie Ashton & Judi Schon Summer Days
Second Prize - Carolyn Van Wonderen & Carol Fearon- All about Bears 
First Prize - Betty McLean & Linda Young Ribbons & Roses

Wall Hanging Multiple Makers
Highly Commended - Jean Ramsay & Carol Fearon Wisteria Maiden
Second Prize - Lorraine Simmons & Witches in Stitches Group In Tune 
First Prize - Betty McLean & Linda Young Instruments of Praise

Kit Quilt
Highly Commended - Susan Wade My William Morris Garden 
Second Prize - Helen Harford Zigs and Zags
First Prize - Vimla Govender - Shanandoah Baskets

Mixed Media
Highly Commended - Val Williams Beauty from Beneath
Second Prize - Marj Ussher Joy of Trinkets 
First Prize - Jean Singleton Butterfly Flight

Junior Quilts sponsored by Kids Quilts
Nicholas Gadams, age 9 Animal Crackers
Anna de Boyett, age 12 Crazy Cats in the Garden 
Emma Kelleway, age 16 Yoko

Out of the Blue sponsored by Auckland Quilt Guild
Best Use of Challenge Fabric Carol Fearon – Let’s Go Fly a Kite
Best Use of Embellishment Pauline Coates – A Sudden Gust of Wind
Best Interpretation of Theme Mary Metcalf – For Moi? What a Surprise! 
Most Quirky QuiltVal Williams – Fabric Sale
Best Use of Colour Lorraine Moser – Colour of New Zealand


Best Hand Applique or Embellishment
Marie Harrison Hexagon Obsession

Best Use of Colour
Donna Cumming The Art of Two Minds

Best Hand Quilting
Rosemary McGowan Summer Stroll

Best Modern Quilt judged by Robyn Burgess
Judi Schon Inside Out

Best Machine Appliqué or Embellishment
Betty McLean Instruments of Praise

Best Domestic Machine Quilting Award
Lyn Winkel Pacific Dream

Best Professional Long Arm Machine Quilting Hand Guided
Linda Young - Ribbons & Roses

Best Professional Long Arm Machine Quilting Computer Guided
Judi Schon Inside Out

Judge’s Choice – Jenny Bacon Alison Laurence Faceless Comrades

Judge’s Choice – Judith Ross Lynne O’Donnell - Dragonfly in Autumn 

Judge’s Choice – Catherine McDonald Chris Behersing The Ayes Have It

Julia Vazey Windmills of my Mind

Alison Laurence Dockside Reflections 

This is a link to the gallery of the 2013 winners.  Hopefully the 2014 gallery will be available shortly.

1 comment:

  1. Add a tbsp epsom salts dissolved in about 1/4 cup boiling water to the cordial. That will give a cool feel to it. Then it will be rather like the one I make :)



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