|Foyer window at Caccia Birch House|
|One wall of the Art Deco Challenge|
This was my favourite of the Art Deco challenge entry. Melanie Martin used blue velvet and metallic vinyl like fabric to create this art deco pattern. Her mastery of such difficult materials was astonishing!
|The winners - Sonya Prchal took out first prize.|
There were three wonderful merchants: Brother was the main sponsor and Fox Cottage were demoing their machines. Plume was there and Jenny sold me the most wonderful inspiration book called 'Art Quilts International. Abstract & Geometric' by Martha Sielman. Lastly, Fabric by Three were doing a good trade in their hand-dyed, colourful fabric.
|Pink Challenge winners. Sonya Prchal took out first prize in this one also - congrats!|
|This was my viewers choice, which I believe was by Lois Parish Evans.|
|Here's my pink entry, titled 'Flamingo Four Ways'|
|And the wall of pink!|
I had the honour of being invited to be the guest speaker after dinner at the AGM and I'm really thrilled and relieved that it went down well! I steered away from a more traditional trunk show or talk about my subject matter and chose to delve into a deeper conversation by discussing the future of in person quilt groups, including presenting the research findings from the little survey I posted a wee while back.
It was Cook Island week, so there were Tivaevae classes running through the weekend. I had a go and I think I got the hang of it after a bit of an ugly start!
Five teams were competing to make a cot quilt in 60 minutes. We chose a mystery pack of fabrics donated by Tiffanies Fabrics and then off we went!
|The Triple T Team - because we came from Top to Toe locations around the country. From left to right: Fliss, Marie, myself and Bev.|
|Our winning cot quilt.|
And our Triple T Team won! It was a lot of fun with the lovely Robyn MCing, lots of jokes, a bit of sweat, thankfully no blood and five quilt tops that will be finished into quilts and then donated to Cozy Kiwi Kids to keep kids warm around NZ.
The next big AQ show will be The Great NZ Quilt Show, to be held in Rotorua March 8-10, 2019. Hope to see you there!