A couple of disclosures first:
1) I love white glove duty! Getting to lurk? Quietly following around groups of people that know a bit about quilting, or just have strong opinions on what they like is really entertaining. I loved listening to the conversations of people and getting to look at the quilts on show with new eyes.
2) The battery on my camera was nearly dead (yes I forgot to check). These photos were taken really quickly and with no flash, so they are mostly bad photos - sorry!
This is not a juried exhibition (no one is pre-judging the quilts that get hung for a "good" show). Every paid up member of the guild has the right to have a quilt shown regardless of skill level. That is great for those of us that get daunted by the guild heavy-weights! We also did not have a lot of hand work on display, which means I was a bit gutted I chickened out of putting my Mustard Madness quilt in as well as Fente Hunts.
Enough of the talky bits, these are just the quilts that spoke to me.
|Fiona's Birthday Quilt by Vivienne Ellison|
|Antique Afternoon Tea Delight, by Jeannette Orr|
|Anemones, by Merle Roberts (RIP Merle)|
|Hockey Rules, by one of our Guild's 2 junior members|
|Dreaming of New York, by Heather Uwins-England (this one won a slew of well deserved awards)|
|Scraps n' Shirt Tails, by the inimitable Fyvie Murray|
|Barry's Quilt by Nancy Goggin|
|Modern Quilt #1 by Alison Elliot (who kindly let me take the picture with her in it!)|
|A selection of lovely small quilts|
Te Awaiti Sunset by Adrienne Howard (started in a class with Gloria Loughman at Taupo Symposium)
Towards Houtbay by Teresa Vaughan (also started in a class with Gloria Loughman at Taupo Symposium)
A Slice of Wellington by Nanette Clough
Algal Bloom by Christine Singleton
Close ups of my fave two in the bunch:
|A slice of Wellington|
My portrait challenge entry:
|I Do, by Kelly Warriner-Simpson|
|My Pet Dog, by Short Critic #1|
|Fente Hunts, by Kelly Warriner-Simpson|