Life on the Reef

Life on the Reef by Linda

Life on the Reef by Linda

Congratulations to our President, Linda Steele on the acceptance of her quilt Life on the Reef into the Brenda Gael Smith curated exhibition Time – Exploring the 4th Dimension. Linda is one of 32 artists selected. You can find the full list at Brenda’s blog Serendipity and the art of the quilt.

This exhibition is the third travelling exhibition organised by Brenda Gael Smith, the first two Beneath the Southern Sky 2011 – 2013 and Living Colour! 2013 – 2015 were enormously successful. This new exhibition will be seen in Sydney, Brisbane, the Australian Quilt Convention in Melbourne, then off to New Zealand and other far off places.

Linda made this piece in just three weeks, although she tells us she did little else in that time.

Linda has explained her creation process on her blog. Read about it here

 

Take a closer look at this stunning art work.

 

 

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January Show and Tell

Many of our members are still on holiday, so there was a very brief Show and Tell at our monthly meeting. This does not mean quality was lacking, you will find quite the opposite. Some recently made gift quilts that were shown at the meeting have been included in the gallery.

 

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Waverley Quilt Show Raffle Quilt

The grand unveiling of the quilt to be raffled in conjunction with our Show on 28 and 29 May took place at our January meeting. Naomi, Karen, Linda and Joy have made a glorious quilt called Carnival Constellation using some beautiful batiks and with lots of white space to show off the superb quilting. This was done by Naomi of the Elegant Stitch. We are very fortunate to have such talented ladies who are willing to donate their time and skills.

Once the quilt is valued, tickets will be printed and you will be able to purchase a chance to own this quilt which would be pride of place in any home.

Carnival Constellation

Carnival Constellation

quilting detail

 

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What’s happening in 2016?

All our usual activities continue this year, you can find descriptions and locations on the Activities page.

If you want to check an actual date, the calendar for the year here, or can be found on the Forms page.

carnival clowncarnivalThe big event is of course our
Quilt Show on 28 – 29 May
Keep up to date with all the plans for the show by reading this blog regularly.
Put the dates in your diary now.

The theme for the challenge is Carnival

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Lilydale Show Winner

Each year Waverley Patchworkers is pleased to sponsor the quilt category at this regional show to support and encourage quilt making in the area. This year the winner was a Waverley member, Suzann Moss. She also did well with a second quilt at the show. Both utilise many techniques including stencilling, stamping, trapunto, couching, fibres, mirrors and free motion embroidery. On the first place winner Opalescence she also used glitter sticks, fabric beads, embossing powder on buttons and beading. The second quilt has trapunto skulls and other ghostly images, quilted spider webs and lots of bugs, crystals and opal dust.

 

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November Show and Tell

We had a very enjoyable last meeting of the year, you will find a Christmas flavour to the Show and Tell.

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Bellfield Belles

flowers and leaves

The Bellfield Belles work on their own projects on the 4th Tuesday of the month. In October Di was working on her interpretation of the Wendy Williams pattern “Birdsville” which she began in a workshop at the Phillip Island retreat on Mothers’ Day this year. The leaves and flowers are quite yummy … perhaps we will see the completed work at our 2016 Quilt Show.

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Stepping back in time

Over forty members had a most enjoyable weekend retreat at Forest Edge, Neerim East. There is nothing better than being able to sew in a beautiful setting with like minded friends, untroubled by domestic chores or work pressures. This year’s theme was seen in the Dresden Plate challenge blocks and of course the finery on display at the Saturday evening dinner. After dinner entertainment included poetry readings and old time games of hookey, marbles and hop scotch.

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NOTY Quilt Show

Many Waverley Patchworkers members enjoyed a visit to the nearby North of the Yarra Quilters Guild  Show at the Eltham Community Centre today, the show is open again on Sunday. The substantial building provided welcome shade from the unseasonably hot weather and there was a diverse range of quilts on display. Lots of comments were made on the high standard of work, the creative used of fabrics and the beautiful interpretation of traditional patterns.

Congratulations to NOTY for another successful show. See more about the show on the NOTY blog

NOTY Quilt Show

 

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ANZAC Centenary Triptych

Two Waverley members, Wendy and Rosemary, are also very active with the Cranbourne Combined Quilters. Wendy designed this stunning colorwash banner and Rosemary designed the appliqué  elements and project managed the team of six quilters. The banner measures 4m by 2m and consists of 4,888  2″ squares. The group successfully applied for a Department of Veteran Affairs for a Anzac Centenary Local Grant and the completed work was presented to the Cranbourne RSL today.

Anzac Triptych creators

Anzac Triptych creators

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