Quilts from November 2007 to July 2011
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Joan from Auckland sent me this photo of her wonderful king size quilt. Joan used the cactus wreath pattern plus two Kiwiana jelly rolls and extra kiwiana fabric for borders and the backing.
June from Australia sent me a photo of her quilt and two cushions she made for one of her young grandsons after his mother requested a red, white and blue quilt. Wonderful to see the British fabrics being put to such great use!
Judy from China visited the other day and then sent me this photo of her finally finished I-spy quilt for her grand-daughter. Such a wonderful array of fabrics!
Priscilla from Australia extended the Birds of a Feather quilt pattern and made this wonderful quilt for her nephew Thomas' 21st birthday. Priscilla called her quilt 'Images of New Zealand'. Thanks Priscilla for sending me the photo. The quilt is fantastic.
I went to the Western Quilters Show on the weekend and was delighted to see Antoinette's NZ quilt using the Taiura fabric. Antoinette said, "it was a 'stack and whack' quilt I started in Annette de Raat’s class. Making the blocks was addictive as you could not wait to find out what the next block will look like". I hope it won viewer's choice Antoinette.
Peggy from Thames wrote, "I bought your little 'I love NZ' mini quilt kit recently because I have a number of Kiwis who live overseas and thought it would be a great little gift to remind them of home.
It was just perfect to reduce in size [85mm x 110mm] to make a luggage tag for one of my young co-workers who is heading off soon on his big OE. I have stitched a plastic pocket to the back to add name/address details etc. and a little chain to attach the tag to his backpack". What a brilliant idea! Wish I had thought of it Peggy.
Christine from Melbourne sent me a photo of her version of my NZ Tiki. Christine says, "I’ve attached a photo of my tiki. I decided to experiment with the zig-zag stitch for the quilted panel on the side to make a statement, was a bit of trial and error but end result looks OK from a distance!!"
Looks great to me Christine.
Elinor from the USA adapted my Coastlands Tui quilt and made a fabulous quilt with other NZ fabrics for her son's Ratanui Lodge. Elinor writes, "Here I am with the quilt you helped us with. It was a fun project. Steve has it now at Ratanui Lodge. Thank you for all your help - great pattern and wonderful fabrics! All the best, Elinor."
Eunice from Fox Glacier sent me these two photos and wrote; The first quilt is one I made from one of your panels which I adapted to suit the Maori symbols, it was made for a friend for her great niece. The 2nd is from your canadian panels. Sorry folks, I don't have any more of the Canadian panels. I love the tan and black borders on the New Zealand quilt Eunice.
Jane from New Zealand sent me this stunning photo of her X-Blocks™ quilt. Jane wrote:
You mentioned in your newsletter about your X-blocks™ template. I bought one from you some time ago but hadn't used it. Just recently I got it out and made a quilt with it. I didn't use the left over bits around the border as I was restricted by the size of my backing and it is for my nephew's new little girl I didn't want it too big. I will probably use those bits around another little quilt. Thought you might like to see my quilt. I loved making it. Wonderful quilt Jane.
Hi Mary, I have attached 2 photos of the bags I made. They are lovely. Thank you Mary, I still love your website and everything you do.. wish you weren't so far away... Annie from Saudi Arabia
Isn't it wonderful how Kiwiquilts and quilting gets around the world!!
Tracey from the Georgetown Scouts, Invercargill used the Truly NZ fabric for some very unique scout scarves . Tracey wrote - We had a fantastic Scout Jamboree. Thought we would send you a photo of how we used your fabric for our scarves.
My partially finished quilt. Never got a photo of it finished. My Grandson is an avid Canterbury supporter. Really loved his christmas present. Alison from New Zealand.
Alison used the Running Rugby panel and the Running Rugby players fabric.
June from Australia wrote "Just thought I would let you see how my version of the quilt turned out. I was determined that it was going to be up on my wall before Christmas so really got stuck into it once I received your pack. I just love it". That was pretty fast sewing!!
Robyn from Tokoroa made these placemats from my free pattern and the NZ fabric panel of the pukeko and fantails.
"Hope you like them and they might give ideas to other quilters".
They're fabulous Robyn and I'm sure they will inspire others.
Kia Ora Mary,
Some time ago I promised my husband I would make him a quilt out of our T/shirt - polo shirt fronts and pockets. We are both involved in swimming at a national and international level. Originally he wanted a green and gold border - until I showed him some of your sensational fabrics Mary - that I have in my stash. Attached is the result, hope you like it.
Fantastic Jillian, what a wonderful way to showcase all those important events.
Kelli from Utah, USA sent me this wonderful photo of her son, Zealand, dressed in an All Black outfit and laying on a tied baby quilt made by her sister-in-law from the rugby/maori fabric she ordered from me last Fall. Kellie says she is using the main fabric to make a lap quilt for her husband to use when he watches his rugby games.
I bet your husband and Zealand will spent many hours 'bonding' under the quilt while rugby watching.
Jeanette from New Zealand framed her mixed media wall hanging on a canvas and called it "Black sands Taranaki".
Irene from England sent me this photo of a kiwiana wedding ring quilt she made for her uncle and aunt's 60th wedding anniversary.
Marianne transformed the nursery rhyme panel into a wonderful quilt and even added a photo of the little girl that she made it for so she could use all the squares. that's a clever idea! Marianne commented that it was so fun to make
Rachel from New Zealand sent me this photo of the quilt she made for her son who now lives in London with his partner Sarah.
"This is a Queen size quilt based on the pattern "Autumn Braid" using 50 different Kiwi fabrics in the braids. The borders are black and red Koru fabric and the red Koru fabric has been used for the back. It has been machine pieced and it was machine quilted by Verina of Cust using her original Koru design.
I hope you enjoy seeing another use of your awesome materials".
We certainly do Rachel, many thanks for sharing your quilt.
Margaret from New Zealand made this wallhanging for her sister. She loved it and entered it in a Strawberry Fair fete in England and Margaret received first prize for a small quilted item. "I tried to make fishing flies...and other embellishments to signify New Zealand culture and also a small secret 'pocket' on the reverse with a description of the birds and the bush".
Veronica from Australia purchased these NZ fabric sfrom my stand at the Brisbane Craft and Quilt Fair last October and made this quilt for her daughter's partne,r who is from NZ, and was very happy with the quilt which was a gift for his 30th Birthday.
What a fantastic 3-D effect!
Sue from the UK sent me these photos of her stunning I-spy quilt using a myriad of the New Zealand fabrics. Sue made the quilt for friends to remind them of a trip of a lifetime … lucky friends!!!
Shirley proudly made this ANAZC quilt using the Transfer Artists paper and the kit that I had available in April.
Brenda from New Zealand sent me this image of her quilt based on my Animal Farm quilt. It was made for her grandson's second birthday in August.
Jenny from Melbourne made this quilt as a wedding gift to her daughter and wonderful son-in-law on the occasion of their wedding almost 3 years ago. Jenny used many aboriginal fabrics from my website plus others and said that the fabric choice was appropriate as both have a real heart for our indigenious people.
Sharon from the USA sent me this photo of her fantastic octagon One Block Wonder quilt, from the book of the same name. Sharon says she prefers the octagon to the Hexagon because it gives her more opportunity for blending with the little 4-triangle squares between the octagons.
All I can say is that it is a truly magnificentl quilt. The only fabric Sharon used to creatie the quilt was NZ Native bush which sadly has now been discontinued.
Wendy from England wrote: "I made this quilt using some of your fabrics and others I had already bought in Nelson on my two wonderful trips to New Zealand. The layout is simple but the effect conjures up all sorts of happy memories and is much admired in my kitchen".
Maryann from the USA wrote this about her quilt, "I combined the panel squares (Maryann used the ABC Australia book panel) with a crazy paper-pieced square from another pattern and am very pleased with the finished project. You’ll see a few of your other fabrics too but most are from my stash. The family I gifted it too was very pleased".
The second photo shows the 'book' cover that Maryann used as a label on the reverse of the quilt. Don't you love all the creative ways quilters use these panels?
Sandra's delightful Christmas hanging may just inspire you to start your Christmas project making. The Tui & Pohutukawa fabric is wonderful as the border and as Sandra says, it gives the hanging a lovely, bright Christmas look.
Sandra also mentioned that the NZ batiks team up very well together and commented that the photos on my web site are accurate for colour shades.
Jillian from Australia also used my nesting hexagons in her first attempt at Y seams. "A couple of years ago I made my eldest grandson a quilt-as-you-go Quilt. Apparently younger brother Adam  has been asking his Mum - "Where's Mine?" so that is the name I have given this effort. 'Where's mine Grandma?' " My husband and I are travelling to Wellington to personally deliver the quilt.
I bet Adam is one happy wee boy now he has his quilt!
Jan sewed this quilt for Lynn and met me at the Sydney show last week. She told me about the quilt she "creatively" made from one of my patterns. She decided to go ahead with the mistake and therefore has a totally different look!
Perhaps you can spot the creative touch? Jan used the NZ Wakahuia pattern.
Cathy from New Zealand sent me a photo of her wonderful kiwi bag made from my free pattern for the nesting hexagons.
"It was made for a kiwi friend living in Oz - some of the fabrics came from you too.
Thanks so much for the great pattern. Blessings Cathy"
Thank you Cathy, I bet your friend was delighted.
Marge from New Zealand sent me the photo opposite and wrote, "Well, I am finally sending you a picture of my "Buzzy Bee" rendition. As you can see, I changed it just a little but was pleased with the result. I gave it to my new grandson, (well he's 7 months old now), but had the pleasure of seeing him at Easter when my son came over. They were delighted with the results so it was worth all the hard work". A beautiful quilt Marge and one your wee grandson will cherish.
Nannette from Kentucky, USA purchased the Tohu Maori wallhanging kit for her friend Dr. Ursula Hann Nance. Ursula, who is originally from New Zealand, was opening a new veterinary clinic. The picture was taken by her mother, Diana Hann, on May 18 2010 during the ribbon cutting ceremony.
Nannette, on the left, said that she 'so enjoyed making the wallhanging'.
Thanks Nannette for sharing your photo and story with us.
Timothe from New Zealand created her quilt using both the Hoppy Kangaroo and the Kiwi Kev book panels.
Marie from New Zealand made this quilt for her son, Paul, who lives in Anchorage, Alaska. He is a member of the ANZAKs (Aussies and Kiwis in Alaska). Marie thought he might like to "fly the flag" at group meets.
Silvia also sent me another quilt in which she adapted my Animal Farm quilt and highlighted all the wonderful New Zealand flora fabrics. Fabulous.
Esther wrote to say that she bought all these lovely fabrics from my website and made a quilt for her son in Switzerland. This was her first attempt at a large quilt and she added she was proud of the result - NOT HALF BAD! I love it when quilters are enthusiastic about their quilts. Yes, Esther, it's stunner.
Silvia in Australia wrote about her quilt - A few leftovers from your fantastic fabric range, some possums, a bit of white for pizzazz, an Irish chain pattern for luck, a lot of green for more luck and there's a quilt for the coming baby across the road and up the hill and across a few paddocks.
I'm sure the baby is now a happy chappy cuddled up in your quilt.
Shirley in Australia sent me a photo of a very special quilt for her son-in-law Reece.
Shirley has cleverly combined the Tohu Maori pattern with a family crest and other New Zealand fabrics.
Since seeing the quilt on the website, Shirley has now added another border to complete the quilt.
Annie in Saudi Arabia, sewed this perfect wee gift for her friend, Laura, who is going to live in NZ later this year. Fantastic Annie.
I love the fact that the New Zealand fabrics and patterns are spread all round the world, makes the quilting community very friendly. This is the NZ Country wall hanging kit.
Marilyn from Australia is certainly hooked on the X-blocks™. Opposite is a photo of her “Venetian Tiles” quilt. Marilyn was happy to say she only had to buy one metre of fabric and quilted it with an allover pantograph of hearts and flowers.
Great stash busting pattern, it's gorgeous Marilyn. This is one of my 'to make' quilts on my ever growing list.
Karin in Australia created this marvellous quilt for her Finnish niece as a Christmas present. What a lucky girl! I sure it is now keeping her warm and the colours will brighten up even the coldest winter. Karin used the Hoppy Kangaroo book panel for the quilt front and the Hoppy map of Australia on the back.
This lovely quilt was made by Louise in New Zealand for her father's 70th birthday. However, the photo was sent to me from her friend Janet in the UK. As Janet says in her email - from NZ and back to NZ!
Fay from Australia combined the inkjet fabric sheets and the NZ Wakahuia pattern to create this Memory quilt for her daughter's 50th birthday. Fay also used some wonderful Australian aboriginal fabrics. Brilliant Fay!
Ruth from the UK decided to make a wallhanging using my Strip Tube Ruler pattern plus a table runner and placemats with the remaining blocks.
I love the black and white runner Ruth. Thanks for sending me the photos.
Lynda from Queensland, Australia has had a wonderful sewing time combining patterns and fabric from different designers to make this Kiwi and Pukeko couch cover and a Tiki Wall hanging.
I'm not surprised you have had lots of wonderful compliments!
Louise from Sydney recently sent me this photo of her niece Katie and daughter Caroline wearing their fun Christmas cats skirts. This fabric was a special I had over Christmas 2009.
Debbie from Australia has used New Zealand charm squares to create her very effective quilt. Thanks Debbie, sorry it has taken so long to get to the website :-)
Val Sainty from Australia has created an X-Blocks™ quilt from Australian flower fabrics. Very striking Val.
Joyce from California created this quilt from my Union Jack fabric and US Flag material for a friend's family who just got a Green Card. Her sister in Texas embroidered the labels for her. Super quilt.
Gloria from Auckland was the runner up in Bed Quilt - more than one maker with this superb quilt at Calico Christmas. Kiwiquilts and Tulis Textiles were the sponsors.
Sheila from Whangarei had used the Wakahuia pattern but used both New Zealand and aboriginal fabric in the quilt. the blocks were made prior to her son's wedding to his Australian wife. The wedding was held in NZ - at The Country Yard (lovely patchwork shop & beautiful gardens) - friends & family chose which block they wanted to write on to commemorate the wedding - those from Australia used the Aussie fabrics & we New Zealanders used the NZ fabric ones.
Alison from Auckland emailed me this photo of her X-Blocks™ quilt after only purchasing the X-Blocks™ tool a month prior. Well done Alison.
Marilyn from the USA wrote to me the following "Two years ago my husband and I visited New Zealand and fell in love with your beautiful country. When we got home I looked you folks up on-line and started ordering from your store. You have a great fabric selection and it is always a treat to browse through your on-line store. Since I have ordered fabric from you for the last two years I thought you might like to see an end product. Attached is a picture of a quilt that I made from your fabric using a "I Just Can't Cut It" quilt pattern".
The fabric Marilyn fell in love with is NZ Wildlife - a stunning piece of fabric and Marilyn has certainly done the fabric justice.
Janice from New Zealand purchased the Kaleidoscope CD and with a few friends decided to complete the mystery kaleidoscope quilt from Electric Quilt.
"Well, we have had a fabulous time. It ended up with 5 of us making the quilt. We all agreed that it was so much
more fun doing it in a group than if we had done it on our own.
A few weeks ago we all got together with our 9 blocks of wedges ready for the revealing. We were just blown away with the way that Andrea had put it together. All of our blocks were so different in colour and some of the designs, but they all looked so good when laid out".
Janice showed me her quilt at the Hamilton show and it was marvellous. I'm rather tempted to have a go myself. Well done Janice.
Ngaire from Massey, Auckland sent me these two photos that her quilting group have made for their upcoming quilt show.
The Cactus Wreath with Kiwiana fabrics, which is the 2nd prize of the forthcoming Raffle, and the other photo is of a Hexagon bag, which has been fussy cut, and also has 3 sewing accessories made from the same fabric. This is the 3rd prize in the raffle.
Our Massey Quilters Quilt and Craft Show is on 5 & 6 December 2009. Saturday 10am - 5pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm. $3 entry fee. Massey Community House, Don Buck Road, Massey. Lots of goodies on the Trading table, and lots of very different quilts and projects that have been made by our group over the last 2 years. This is our 2nd Show.
At the recent NANZQ Quilts Aotearoa competition held in conjunction with Hamilton Craft & Quilt Fair Kiwiquilts and Tulis Textiles sponsored the merit - Bed Quilt prizie. This year it was won by Anne Yeo for her 'A Host of Golden Daffodils' quilt. Well done Anne!
Suzanne from USA made this stunning dress from the Ballugan Australian fabric for very special event. Suzanne wrote, "Let me just say that I received so many compliments on the dress. Everyone really loved the fabric and are so surprised to find out that I got it from New Zealand! Thank you again for all you did to assure that I received it in time for my big day!"
Grand Representative of Australia in CA, Order of the Eastern Star
Ruth from the UK has sent me this photo of her version of the Southern Cross Charmer pattern. Gorgeous deep blue.
Audrey from the United Kingdom sent me photos of her wonderful quilt. The individual panels are crazy pieced with NZ fabrics.
Audrey says she is looking forward to cooler nights so that she can snuggle up in the quilt and remember the happy years she spent in New Zealand.
Noeline from somewhere in a motorhome in New Zealand sent me this photo of a quilt/wallhanging made from ties. It must have been rather a challenge to sew while in a motorhome!
Jill from Melbourne, Australia sent me these two photos and wrote, "I wanted to send you a quilt made from a photo which we took at a Seal colony near Greymouth. I started it in a Ruth B. McDowell class at AQC. I call it Calm Blue Yonder and it really reflects what I loved most about New Zealand. I used fabrics which I bought in NZ as well as many from your website and have incorporated Maori symbols in the quilting. I think your site is really unique and your service is excellent". Thanks Jill.
Ingrid from Denmark sent me this remarkable wallhanging photo and wrote "In 2006 my husband and I visited New Zealand. In Wellington we went to the National Gallery, where we saw an exhibition about Maori culture. I was particularly fascinated by a wall decoration (see attached photograph), which I used as inspiration for my wall hanging. It seemed fitting to use your fabrics for the wall hanging, as they too originate from New Zealand".
Click on the image above and you will see the photo of the Maori painting/carving that inspired Ingrid and a closeup of her wallhanging.
Christine from San Jose, California, USA, bought a few fat quarters while she was in New Zealand in 2007 and then ordered more online. This is a memory quilt using many of the fabrics for my son and daughter-in-law who lived in New Zealand for 10 months. Christine made up the pattern and said it was wonderful to find fabrics which included so many of the things that they loved about New Zealand!
Thanks Christine, our New Zealand fabrics are unique and I am extremely proud of them! Love your quilt design. Mary.
Kathleen from Portland USA says this about her stunning quilt. "I'm enclosing a picture of a quilt I finished recently, based on your Wakahuia pattern. It is about 205cm x 205cm. I got many of the fat quarters in Christchurch and New Plymouth when we were visiting in NZ last November. After I got home I found your site and got the rest of the fabric. With the exception of the brown fabric, everything (front and back) is from NZ.
Your service was great on my orders, and I enjoy reading your newsletters!" Thanks Kathleen.
Cynthia from Rotorua, NZ sent me a photo of her wallhanging using the Forest Fern pattern. Wonderful!
Jeanne from NZ sent me this photo of her floor cushion using the X-blocks™ and the Venetian tile pattern. Love the colours!
Donna from Utah, USA says "I bought some of your fabric when I was in New Zealand and then ordered more online. I have enough fabric for 3 quilts. Attached are photos of the first one I have completed. The pattern is "Merry-Go-Round".
I love batiks, the colours are just stunning. Thanks Donna.
Ruth from the United Kingdom sent me this photo of her quilt adapted from the Kiwi Visions pattern. Ruth also used a pack of NZ charm squares.
This quilt is a stunner. Judy and her husband, Ian, used the NZ-Wakahuia pattern and made more blocks to create a queen size quilt for their son and daughter-in-law as a wedding anniversary quilt. Wow!
Judy and Ian are already making a second one in greens. Judy said, "She cut and pinned, Ian sewed and they made a pretty good team, not one disagreement occurred!"
I love the soft taupes, beiges and creams to highlight the NZ fabrics.
Angela from Australia said this about her quilt.
"Following a trip to NZ last year, I made this quilt with fabrics bought in New Zealand and bordered it with paua shell fabric. I called it 'Kiwi Delight', as it is a lovely memento of the enjoyable time we had in New Zealand.
Thanks for your website. I love having a look at your products and fabrics."
Thanks Angela, you've made a superb quilt, love the border fabric!
Philip from Christchurch NZ was so excited by the X-blocks that he whipped up these examples with the 3½" tool within the week.
He did say that colour placement played a huge role in the way the X-blocks worked. No doubt we'll see more from Philip shortly.
Margaret from Auckland NZ used one of the indigo jelly rolls (which will be back in stock middle of August 09). It was quilted by Judi Schon in Auckland, take a closer look as she has done a superb job.
Merino Muster from Juliet in New Zealand showcases Juliet's stunning paper foundation pieced New York Beauty blocks. Great use of fabrics.
Rhoda in Germany sent me this photo of her quilt top complete with the New Zealand flag in the centre.
I love the way she has used quite different fabrics, and they just look stunning.
Ann from Australia has turned my NZ Tiki wallhanging into a stunning quilt.
Agnes from Germany sent me this photo of her quilt which is still a work in progress. The combinations of all these wonderful kiwiana fabrics are just fabulous in everyone's quilts.
Ruth from The United Kingdom sent me a photo of her Wakahuia quilt plus this quilt which has crazy log cabin in the blocks..
Dee from Australia converted the Wakahuia pattern and used an alphabet panel for the boxes.
Dee also made this quilt using the X-Blocks™ tool and the Forest Tapestry pattern.
Rhoda from Germany sent me this photo of the quilt she made for her granddaughter who lives in New Zealand. A wonderful feast of New Zealand and Australian fabrics.
Here's a very unique story behind a very special quilt all the way from Luxembourg. I'll let Solange tell you the story -
"Ake Ake Kia Kaha was the moto of the 75th NZ-squadron during World War II. In the night from 12th to 13th August 1944 one of those Lancaster bombers crashed near my natal village. In 2004 a memorial was erected (www.lancaster.lu) and in 2005 Lynn and Rob Ashton from Te Atatu, Auckland visited it, as the Uncle of Lynn, Whelan Fallon Hazard (also from Te Atatu, Auckland, NZ) died in that crash.
They met my father who is one of the last living eyewitness, he was 16 in 1944. They have kept in contact and when my daughter Noémie went to New Zealand to work as a trainee for NIWA's in Christchurch, Lynn and Rob showed her a lot of your beautiful country.
They visited the 'Old Stone House' (amusing for Noémie, as her grand-parent's house is about 140 years older) and Noémie bought some fabrics.
A long time I didn't know where to start, so I collected fabrics who would match. But when I found your pattern, I saw the whole quilt before my eyes. (Solange is referring to the central block. I designed this block for a Quilter's Newsletter Magazine 'Home Sweet Home' competition way back in 1989!!! and the winning 63 block patterns were printed in booklet form)
I also used drawings of maori jewelery (Noémie offered me a Koru) and the drawing of a silverfern on the flag we used to support the All Blacks during World Championship.
In the green rectangles Noémie can insert her photos of the nice people she met and of the beautiful landscapes she saw.
Absolutely wonderful Solange, thank you so much for sharing your work with us all. Fabulous!
Gareth's Mum from Australia made this quilt from a wonderful mix of New Zealand fabrics. That neat red sashing is the moko red. Terrific quilt.
Michael's quilt was made by his wife Judy to celebrate his Aussie and Kiwi connections. Lots of wonderful New Zealand and Australian fabrics have been used.
Debra from the USA made Confetti Confusion using the X-Blocks™
Pauline from Auckland attended a class with Jenny Hunter and produced these two bags with the feature fabric being NZ Wildlife in one and Tui and Pohutukawa in the other.
Sylvia from NZ made the Wakahuia quilt for her brother's 75th birthday. Slyvia wrote and said " A great pattern, went together like a dream!"
Marta from USA sent me these photos of the bags she made using my free hexagon bag pattern. Stunning fabric Marta!
Katie bought the last of my Roses Bouquet fabric and made a luscious frill around her quilt.
Etta was the welcome recipient on her recent birthday with this wonderful quilt make for her by Trudi. Trudi cleverly expanded my Wakahuia pattern.
Laura delighted her family and friends with some gorgeous placemat sets, coasters and using the NZ Panel, several small wallhangings.
Laura adapted by Kiwiana placemats kit.
Gayle from Feilding made this bag for her grandaughter's German exchange student, Lisa, to take home with her. What a wonderful reminder of her visit to New Zealand.
Val from Alaska commissioned her Mum in Florida to make nurses' scrubs from my New Zealand fabric. This is Val's daughter Tami, modelling one of them. Photo on its way!
Juliet from Auckland entered this wallhanging in the My Place Challenge for World Quilt Exhibition. All fussy cut from the New Zealand fabrics.
Annie from Brisbane, Australia has just sent me her stunning interpretation of the Pohutukawa Circle pattern. Plus her Forest Tapestry wallhanging. Fantastic Annie!
Joanne Mitchell won the Innovative Wall Quilt in the Quilts Aotearoa exhibition at the Hamilton Craft and Quilt Fair over the past weekend. Kiwiquilts and Tulis Textiles sponsored the prize.
Kate from Australia sent me a photo of her gorgeous floral hexagon bag. Kate made two more hexagons and slip-stitched them in place on the inside as pockets for her keys and mobile phone. What a brilliant idea! Thanks Kate.
Bettina from Germany used my Southern Cross Charmer pattern and made this wonderful quilt and even had it sent back to New Zealand to get quilted.
Jan from Australia took the idea of the photos in the small hexagons and made this delightful wallhanging for her Mum's 80th birthday.
Cyndi from the USA made these amazing quilts as thank you gifts for the leaders that took her son and others to Australia and New Zealand on a cultural exchange.
Sarah made this cute quilt with both Australian and New Zealand fabrics for her nephew who has both countries in his heritage.
Jeanette surprised her grandson with this wonderful quilt for his wedding.
Kelly from Australia made her bag using my Reef and Forest bag pattern and as her daughters though the bag was great she then made two more, one for each daugher. Lucky girls!
Toeti from the USA sent me this photo of her bag made with wonderful soft patterned fabrics. The different fabrics used for these bags makes them all so unique and fabulous.
Crystal from Nashville, USA used the nesting hexagon templates to make this much admired bag.
Leigh made a double sided quilt for her kiwi friend who married an Aussie.
This photo shows the kiwi side of the quilt and if you click on the image you will see a large photo of the both sides of the quilt.
Val from Australia called into my stand at Melbourne and showed me these photos of her Kiwi Visions quilt plus the second quilt she made from her leftovers!
Ngaire and a wonderful group of quilters in Massey, Auckland have used my nesting hexagons templates and scraps of fabric to make charity knee rugs for the West Auckland Hospice. Click on the image for more photos.
Nadine from Pitcairn Island has produced another stunning quilt.
Katie now in Australia has used the Poi poi black on white fabric as the centre piece in each of her blocks. A wonderful wallhanging, Katie.
Noeline has adaped the Images of Aotearoa quilt pattern and put a gorgeous kiwi applique in the centre panel.
Click on the image to see a full size picture of the quilt.
Lyn from Tokoroa, NZ whipped up this scrappy kiwiana quilt in a week for her guest bedroom and then proceeded to make a matching one for the other bed. The border fabric is one from the Hoffman NZ batik range. A fabulous was to use up scraps.
Bill's proud of his Kiwi heritage and his wife made these gorgeous shirts for him. One of them was particularly appropriate to wear to a 'loud shirt' day at work. What a terrific use of the kiwiana fabrics.
Faye from Australia sent me a photo of her quilt using the Australian fabric range. Sorry I was slow in getting these to the website Faye.
Anna sent me these photos of her quilt-as-you-go hexagon boxes. The first one was from a photo in a Japanese magazine, the second used cross-stitched bear in the lid hexagon and the third one was made from an elongated hexagon and completed with a zip. Very clever ideas.
Lynne from Kuwait sent me this photo of her Forest Tapestry wallhanging. The crystals on the emerging koru look fabulous. Thanks Lynne.
Brenda sent me these wonderful photos of her quilts. The first quilt now hangs in a hotel foyer, the second she made for her husband and the third was for an exchange student from Belgium. Thanks Brenda.
Cheryl used the Kiwi Visions pattern and interpreted it in wonderful Japanese fabrics for her daughter. What a terrific idea!
Jilli from Australia sent me this photo of her quilt-as-you-go hexagon quilt that she made for her 2 year old grandson. Lots of wonderful NZ and Australian fabrics plus others that would appeal to a wee boy.
Carol from USA sent me this photo of her quilt using the Australian fabrics.
Prizewinners from last year's Young Designer Awards of which there is a quilting section. Encourage your secondary school age children to enter this wonderful competition. Entries at www.yda.org.nz Entries close 6 June 2008.
Jill from Auckland made this New Zealand quilt and presented it to her sister Monica when she was over from England on holiday. A wonderful soft green quilt.
Jo from Auckland, who choose the fabrics, had her very talented sister Susan from Australia sew this amazing New Zealand quilt for her. Susan is a dab hand with all those fine sashing strips.
Maria from Guatemala sewed her kiwi and pukeko cloth dolls over Christmas and sent me these wonderful photos.
Christine from Bangkok sent me these photos of her wallhanging. The mamaku (ponga trees) fabric looks fantastic as a border.
Jeanette recently sent me a photo of her fabulous quilt using a wonderful selection of the maori patterned fabrics from the New Zealand fabric range.
Kiwiquilts and Tulis Textiles sponsored 2nd place in the Pacific Neighbours category at the recent Calico Christmas show which was won by Carol Feron with her stunning whole cloth quilt.
Pauline from Auckland was stoked with her win at the AP&Q Guild annual Calico Christmas show in October. Pauline won Best machine applique and embellishment, amateur contemporary with her quilt called Kamon Crests.
Not a NZ fabric in sight! but I know that Pauline has a healthy stash of NZ fabrics :)
Well deserved Pauline.
Thea has sent me this stunning black and white quilt using my NZ fabrics. Thea has made it for a special friend in Australia.
Pam has made this superb quilt in memory of her Mother. Pam explains about the quilt. "The inkjet fabric sheets were used with photos of my mother's life story from her childhood in Ireland right through to her funeral. I painted the centre portrait with fabric inks. Because the photos were all different sizes, I appliqued them onto an emerald green background, made a simple Irish chain around the border with the pink colour she loved and quilted elongated hearts in the plain squares. I gave the quilt to my Dad for Father's Day and he is thrilled to bits - he sits at night and looks at all the photos and it brings back memories (well after 60 years of marriage it would!) ".
A huge thank you Pam for sharing this very special quilt with us. Mary.
Now here's an idea.... Pam has turned the Kiwi Kev's cloth book panel into a quilt with the kereru fabric as the border.
A quilt I made for my sister's 50th birthday. Annie is a teacher so the School house block was appropriate and I have made it from all the NZ fabrics.
Faye's quilt for her daughter using the Quilt-as-you-go technique for hexagons.
Nadine from Pitcairn Island hand stitched this huge quilt from the manaia blue and rust and ponga koru cream.
Juliet from Auckland foundation pieced this pineapple wallhanging from various maori designed fabrics.
Susan from Auckland made this quilt with 5" squares of kiwiana fabric and sashing with paua green fabric.
Noeline sent me this superb wallhanging highlighting our wonderful NZ green ferns.
Unfortunately the central fern panel has been discontinued from the kiwiana range.
This quilt was made by Sandie's friends as a memory quilt. The wonderful raspberry koru batik was used around the photos which were printed onto inkjet fabric sheets.
Pauline from Auckland completed this wonderful wallhanging using many of the Kiwiana fabrics.
Juliet from Auckland used all the New Zealand batiks for this wallhanging and then fussy cut birds to sit on the baskets.