Tuesday, 7 May 2013

The Auckland Quiltmakers' Show

I spent the last weekend at The Auckland Quiltmakers' annual show - I think it was the 
best one we have put for several years. There were so many innovative and exciting 
quilts, a nice balance of large bed quilts and small art wall pieces.

I put in four quilts - two large bed quilts and two wall pieces. The bed ones were by 
Japanese Applique based around Yoko Saito's Applique blocks that you have 
seen on previous posts (5 September 2012 for the finished quilt) and this one just finished.

I am sorry the photo isn't better - I couldn't get close enough for my flash to work well 
and then be able fit the whole quilt in, so there is a bit of shadow across the top of the quilt.

This my Small Works piece. We had this exhibition as part of our Show this year instead 
of a separate event in a local gallery. This piece is small - 14" by 17".

It is called "New Zealand My Home, Japan my Inspiration".
I live in New Zealand and wouldn't live anywhere else, but my quilting inspiration 
comes mostly from Japan. Hence the pohutukawa and kowhai flower from
my home country and the others from Japan.

I have made it with painted sections and embroidery.

The other wall piece was my Embroidered Flower Garden that you have 
also seen before on 17 January 2013 as a finished piece.


  1. Robyn, I really like the first one, very pretty!

  2. I like your idea of mixing a NZ art quilt with a Japanese inspiration. Looks lovely.