Thursday, 2 August 2012

My Adventure to the South Island

Hello wonderful people,

I thought it was time for another blog post to let you guys know what I've been up to lately and what's on this weekend.

A couple of weeks ago I had a trip to the South Island. Flew in to Christchurch visited a number of Quilt shops:

Quilters Quarters in Rangiora it's a lovely big shop, helpful staff lots of different fabrics;

Bernina Dress Sundries ,they have moved since the Quake and are now in 466d Papanui Road;

Stitch at the beginning of Colombo street. Their specialty is all those gorgeous modern fabrics;

Cottonfield at Avonhead ,Beautiful store, stock those lovely Japanese Taupes among other styles of fabric. Took some pictures to show you all how flat the Canterbury plains are. Southern Alps in the background. Had the most beautiful clear days.

Then off to Ashburton to visit with Cindy and her team at Bernina. They have moved and are now part of the Hands Ashford village. If you have time well worth stopping for lunch and a wander around the super specialty shops.

Oamaru is well worth spending time checking out the lovely old buildings.Pics 4 5 6

The main purpose of my trip was to teach for Jan’s Patch in Dunedin. First a one day class “Circ-Elation” this covers 3 techniques to create circle blocks. Here are the girls and what they spent the day enjoying.

I had a wonderful day off on the Friday and took the opportunity to check out the local tourist sites. Again had the most wonderful sunny days (cold for a Nth Islander but mild for those hardy Sth Islanders) and the company of hubby who decided perhaps he could have a game of Golf in Dunedin and notch that venue up on his belt.

Saturday and Sunday taught my Lickerty Splits Class. This is creating a quilt using strata made with a Jelly fabric Roll . They all nearly completed their quilt tops on the weekend and Sue has sent me a picture of hers finished. Its beautiful.

Over the last couple of days I have been preparing for our local Quilt Show. The Whangarei Patchworks and Quilters hold their show every two years . There is amazing talent here in Northland and I know it will be stunning. Here are the details, please come for the drive if you can.

Whangarei Patchworkers & Quilters Club 2012

25th Anniversary QUILT SHOW

Forum North, Exhibition Hall

Rust Ave, Whangarei

10am to 4pm

Fri 3rd, Sat 4th & Sun 5th August

$2.00 entry fee

(children with adult have free entry)

100's of Quilts on Display

Local & Out of Town Merchants

Great Raffles


Check out the Quilt Whangarei Blog. There is a quilt made after my class a couple of months ago.

Thought I would show you a little of my slice of Heaven here on earth. OTP and introduce you to just 1 of my Furry Helpers (Spencer) you will meet the other soon.

Happy sewing!!

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