Sunday, May 29, 2016

Aotearoa Quilters Flight Challenge quilts

Aotearoa Quilters invited all New Zealand quilt makers and textile artists to participate in a challenge titled "Flight". The winners were announced at "The Great New Zealand Quilt Show" in Rotorua and at our recent Tote & Gloat show we were very lucky to have the 20 best "Flight" challenge quilts on display. I have just posted them in the order I photographed them, with Winners at the end. Click on any photo to see it larger. Enjoy :-)
"Homeward Bound" by Annie White (Auckland)
"Kaleidoscope Scramble" by Sandra Bentley (Tauranga)
"Unshackled" by Catherine McDonald (Christchurch)
"Night owl" by Juliet Van Der Heijden  (Rolleston)
"Metamorphose" by Kathleen Burford (Christchurch)
"A new life" by Kathleen Burford (Christchurch)
"Take our dreams and fly" by Catherine Parkinson (Te Awamutu)
"Flight of the pheasant" by Janice Danswan (Tauranga)
"Flight of the Godwits" by Wendy O'Neill (Palmerston North)
"To kiss the sky" by Kirsten Macbeth (Pokeno)
"Revenge of the birds : a whodunnit" by Clare Smith (Wellington)
"Howard Hughes meets Andy Warhol" by Vivienne Franklin (Napier)
"Wings of gold take flight" by Anne Lawson (Invercargill)
"Flying home" by Sonya Prchal (Whangarei)
"Ungainly grace" by Charlotte Scott (Paihia)
"Flight of ideas" by Mary Jane Sneyd (Dunedin)
MERIT PRIZES :
"Leaving" by Mary Transom (Ohope)
"KL1963 Departing Amsterdam" by Shirley Sparks (Pauanui)
"I'm flying" by Camilla Watson (Whitby)
WINNER :
"Gone" by Jeanette Gillies (Wanaka)
Detail :
These quilts are now touring the country - find out if they're coming to your town HERE.
You can see our own club 2016 Tote & Gloat challenge winners HERE.

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