Monday, May 14, 2018

2018 Tote & Gloat Challenge Prize Winners

We had another great Tote & Gloat show on Saturday. This year we had two Challenges for RCQ members. The description of the challenge is followed by the winners in each category.
Click on any photo to see the quilt larger.
Buttons : Must be 12” x 15” except for the anything goes category
Intermediate 1st : Wilma Minnee - Ain't she cute
Advanced 2nd : Kay McDonnell - Mr and Mrs Rabbit
1st : Kelly Gabbott - Memories of Nana
Professional
Merit : Linda Torwick - Apple tree
Carol McGillivray - Button grass
Sophie Willis - Useful and beautiful
2nd : Dianne Southey - Seahorse. This quilt also won Viewer's Choice.
1st : Paula Shailer - We don't have to button our lips
Anything Goes
Merit : Josie Bliss - Floral cushion
2nd : Sophie Willis - Eight greeting cards
1st : Wendy O'Neill - No time for the snooze button
Trippy Triangles : Open Challenge. Use your imagination to come up with a quilt for this challenge. It can be any shape to fit within a 1.5m x 1.5m square.
Merit : Sheryl Meech - Tribulation triangles
Sonja Revell - Colourful trippy triangles in Autumn
Anne Adams - Triangles Galore
3rd : Lynne Wells - Triangular Terrain. This quilt also won Viewer's Choice.
2nd : Erilyn McMillan : Varlet farm in Summer
1st : Wilma Minnee : It's 5 o'clock somewhere
Ticket holders were also encouraged to make and enter a block on the theme of transport.
12 winners were chosen by viewers' choice and these will be made into our raffle quilt for next year's Tote & Gloat. The other blocks entered this year will be made into charity quilts for children.
1st was Debbie Murray Aynsley. The other winners were Sophie Willis, Caroline Noaro, Nicola Lancaster, Pam Koat, Kay McDonnell, Frances Busby x 2, Sandie Butcher, Sonja Revell, Dawn Jackson and Hilary Blackwell.
Congratulations to all our winners. If you missed the show, come to our next meeting May 28th - challenge winners are encouraged to bring their quilts to show again.
This was our 2018 raffle quilt made from the winning blocks of last year's "Raining cats and dogs" block challenge.

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Meetings

It's Tote & Gloat on Saturday May 12th! Read about the day HERE and classes with our guest speaker Lynette Anderson HERE.

Our Rose City Quilters' Club meeting for this month is Monday 28th May.
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
This is our post-Tote & Gloat meeting so we look forward to seeing the quilts you entered for the challenges. Bring them along whether or not you won a prize.

Saturday Sewing this month is 19th May. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.


Sunday, April 1, 2018

April Meetings

Our Rose City Quilters' Club meeting for this month is Monday 23rd April.
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
Our Guest speaker this month is Dianne Southey, owner of Village Books and Crafts. See her FB HERE and her blog HERE.

Saturday Sewing this month is 21st April. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.

It's Tote & Gloat next month! Read about the day HERE and classes with our guest speaker Lynette Anderson HERE.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Neonatal Quilts for Charity

At each monthly meeting, there are always neonatal quilts displayed in our Show & Tell Section. These are donated to our local hospital and are a wonderful ongoing way to support our club in donating to our community.
Quilts need to measure 18"-20" and may be made to suit boys, girls or unisex. Easter or Christmas themed quilts can be good for parents whose children happens to be born on a holiday.
Cotton fabrics are best and polyester or poly cotton battings inside are fine.
Please NO wool batting or Polar fleece backs.
Bring them along to our next club meeting.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

March Meetings

Our Rose City Quilters' Club meeting for this month is Monday 26th March.
The Lychway
5 Roy Street, Palmerston North
Doors open at 7pm - Meeting starts at 7.30pm
Visitors welcome - $3 at the door
Our Guest speakers this month is Leigh Rosanoski from Kind Hearts - see the FB page HERE.

Saturday Sewing this month is 17th March. See more information in the side bar or your newsletter.

It's Tote & Gloat in May. Read about the day HERE and classes with our guest speaker Lynette Anderson HERE.
   

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Tote & Gloat 2018

Our Annual Tote & Gloat will be held in The B&M Centre, Pascal Street, Palmerston North, on the 12th of May 2018.  8.30am-5pm.
Pre-registration for Tote & Gloat is essential – Cost $15. Click on the poster to see it larger.
Your entry ticket to Tote & Gloat 2018 is your lucky number. Please ensure you wear it on the day as we will have a door prize draw at the end of the day. To receive this you must be physically present and have your ticket! If not immediately claimed this will be redrawn until it is.

Our guest speaker is Lynette Anderson from Australia.  Find her blog HERE and some free patterns by her HERE. She will also be teaching classes on May 11th and May 13th. See details about them HERE.

Once again we will have raffles, challenge quilts, a Merchant Mall and your fabulous quilts all on show.
Merchant Mall open 8:00 -10am, 12:30 -2:45pm, & until 5pm
Café with EFTPOS open 8:30am –10am, and 12:30 - 2:45pm
To reduce queuing time we hope that people will stagger their food purchasing with shopping and voting over the lunch break. EFTPOS and cash sales will be available.
The café and merchants will not be open during Show and Tell, the speaker’s talk and the Challenge awards.

To help you plan your day, here is a guide of what is planned:
8am Arena 4 opens for ticket holders
- View guest exhibitor’s work and merchant mall.
- Hand in blocks for block challenge (info provided with our Tote & Gloat ticket)
- Challenge voting 9am – 2.15pm
10:00am  Show & Tell begins 10am (sharp) to about 12:30pm (with raffles in between)
12:30ish – 2:30pm Lunch, Shopping & Voting
2:45pm – 3.45pm (approx.) Guest Speaker: Lynette Anderson
Challenge Awards, Raffles, Notices and Door Prize Draw to follow speaker.
Merchants will remain open until 5pm for last minute shopping.

The challenges open to club members are as follows (entry forms and details in club newsletter)
Trippy Triangles
Use your imagination to come up with a quilt for this challenge. It can be any shape to fit within a 1.5m x 1.5m square.
Buttons 
Must be 12” x 15” except for the anything goes category
Block Challenge – Transport Block must be finished size 12 ½ x 12 ½ - any sort of transport-with a light colour background

Hope you can join us.
 

Classes with Lynette Anderson

Our guest speaker for Tote & Gloat in May this year is Lynette Anderson from Australia.  Find her blog HERE and some free patterns by her HERE. She will also be teaching classes. Click on the photos to read them larger.
Cost is $50 for club members with $20 non-refundable deposit.
Friday May 11th :
Sunday May 13th :
Please contact the club for further information by email : rosecityquilters@gmail.com