Classes from Christchurch Symposium 2017
Wow, just wow. The 2017 Creative Construction Symposium was truly amazing. With over a thousand quilters converged into the Christchurch area, and the St. Andrew's school campus completely over-run, how could this not be fun? My classes were filled with keen learners, which produced outstanding work.
Mariner's Bliss Class - Symposium 2017
Days 1-3 saw these lovely ladies tackle two of the most daunting traditional quilt patterns. The mariner's compass star and double wedding ring combined! It was an impressive amount of work, and I was absolutely delighted with the outcome. Paper piecing, curved seams and matching points- while curving -were achieved by all. It is hard to see in the photos, but those stars and ring pieces were excellent! Congrats girls on your hard work.
Tricks of the Trade class- (One day version) Symposium 2017
Day 4 was full-on - with 15 attendees going at a frantic pace to master loads of new skills! They became proficient in cutting, piecing and making wonderfully accurate joining seams. More than one squealed in excitement when they turned over their blocks to find every seam perfectly matched. Well done ladies!! (and Glynn). Don't their blocks look amazing?
Old Fashion Hand Quilting - Symposium 2017
Our last day of classes was just lovely. These ladies concentrated hard on becoming learning how to hand quilt. They worked diligently on handling a thimble, using a hoop and making even stitches. I was very proud of them all for taking on this time honored skill and accomplishing so much in class!
A huge thank you to all my 'girls' (and Glynn) for attending my classes. You were champions! Also a big shout out to the huge number of volunteers that made the whole thing possible.
At the opening event my Hoffman entry Honu Te Moana (Maori for sea turtle) was announced as having won a merit prize. It will be traveling with the Hoffman exhibition! Hoorah.
The Hoffman challenge is open to anyone. A challenge fabric is chosen by the sponsors, and sold by the meter for entrants. There is also an entry fee, and postal costs, but it is always great fun to try to create something new with a piece of interesting fabric. Several quilts are chosen to travel around New Zealand for about a year. Basic rules are that it must contain a recognizable portion of the challenge fabric, it must fit within a one meter square and must not have a square or rectangular shape. For more information or to enter : click below.