2015 Festival of Quilts

The 2015  Auckland Festival of Quilts was in a new venue (AMI Netball Stadium) which was really bright and the air flow was fantastic as it was a particular warm November!

Sporting a broken arm (thank goodness that happened the week after hand-in) I entered my ‘Turangawaewae’ quilt and my new ‘Korowai Ma’ (white cloak) into the Wall Hanging Sections.  I also entered into the children’s quilt section with ‘Little Monsters’ – which was not my pattern. Despite having been an UFO for some time, it ended up looking fantastic and I will remind every child that every sleeps under it, exactly how many hours of work were involved!  It was a Kelly Wulfsohn pattern – I love her designs, but man are they labour intensive!! (www.dontlooknow.typepad.com) and (http://www.cuttingcloth.com.au/).

I will do a separate post on ‘Korowai Ma’ but all the winning quilts from the festival can be viewed at http://www.aqg.org.nz/portfolio/festival-of-quilts-2015/

little monsters

Little Monsters – 1st Place – Children’s Quilts

Festival of Quilts 2015

I entered my quilt ‘Kiwi Habitat’ into the Open Large (Multiple Makers) Quilt section and was delighted to win second prize.  Susan Trendall quilted the very large quilt with wonderful computer and hand guided patterns including korus.

Festival of Quilts 2015

I also entered my ‘Princess Hearts’ quilt into the Children’s Quilt section.  I had originally designed this quilt for the Nutex range of Princess fabrics and the pattern was available through my website http://www.kiwiquilts.co.nz   It was fun to make and I even quilted it myself!  This will wait in my finished quilts stash and be given to a future granddaughter.  Don’t you just love it when the cat appears out of nowhere while you are trying to take a photo.