April 8th, 2011
Hi from New Zealand. I’m having a wonderful time with an awesome group of quilters. Internet access hasn’t been as good as I’d hoped, so it’s been challenging to share my trip with you. But here’s a glimpse of what I’ve been up to so far.
Leg one of my trip began with classes for the POP Quilters and the Auckland Patchworkers Guild. Above are just a few of the stars designed on day one of a 2-day class.
After completing her original designed star, Wendy Johnson decided to work on a manageable-size project during day 2. She designed this cute little tree and star that she plans to use as a quilted Christmas Card. By the time she arrived at guild meeting the following day, it was quilted and bound.
Nicola Graham was working on a sunburst that would become part of a much larger design. In her other life, Nicola designs wedding gowns and formal wear.
Marney Lyons designed this terrific star, using a unique print that really accentuates the overall design. All of the students were “stars”!!!
Now the quilt and textile tour part of my trip has begun. We are having a blast! I’ll be sharing more of the trip with you soon.