Sunday, April 24, 2011
Queenstown Quilt Symposium
I arrived 15 mins before the tutors meeting on Monday because the plane was delayed due to high winds in Wellington. There was snow on the mountains as we flew over the South Island. I then worked 5 days without a day off to look around. There was an exhibition at a church that I never even managed to see because by the time I finished in the evening it was usually too late to get to it. It was very frustrating to not be able to see all the exhibitions but the quilts I did see were pretty amazing.
This morning I managed 1.5 hours looking in the Queenstown shops so I feel like I've done more than teach, eat, talk and stay at the hotel.
My students did amazing work in the 'Next Step' class which was on Tuesday and Wednesday. My class sample for them looked like this
Here are some of their designs, published on this blog with the students permission. NB. If you made one of these quilts please email me you name so I can put it beside your quilt.
On Wednesday I taught the class' Modern Wagga'. A wagga is a 'utility quilt' often made with old clothes, tailors samples or whatever is to hand. Here are some examples of quilts made in my class.
Here are some images from the flight home