The Remarkable Queenstown Quilt Symposium 2011

I have recently returned from the New Zealand Quilt Symposium. This event is held every two years and is always in a different area of New Zealand.  I take part in a Round Robin with friends from around the world who gather at these NZ Symposia to exchange the finished tops and begin the next one. This quilt was the result of a picture sliced into eight parts and each of the participants translated their slice of the picture into fabric.

Round Robin 2007

The 2011 Round Robin will be posted as soon as the quilting is completed. WATCH THIS SPACE.

The 2011 symposium consisted of 5 days of classes with tutors from all over the world.

The weather was wonderful and my classes were delightful and thought provoking. I had a class with Merrilyn George exploring Pacific Patterns.

Free style drawings and templates for printing

Mary Transom taught her beautiful Agapanthus design.

Pieces will be stitched down with matching thread

Gloria Loughman provided some play time with our fabric resulting in Colour Fusion.

Fabric strips sewn together with Aurifil Monofilament

Top stitching with a variety of Aurifil thread will complete this piece

The luxury of spending uninterrupted time creating and discovering new ways of expressing my love of patchwork and quilting is very special to me.

If you have an opportunity to take a class it can be a very rewarding experience. New ideas and new friends  are just two of the delightful outcomes.

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