A podcast about quilting in New Zealand. You\'ll hear news, views and interviews about quilting with a bit of my life thrown in for good measure.
Wellington Quilt Exhibition and an interview with Fyvie Murray
While I was in Wellington judging the Wellington Quilt Exhibition, I recorded a podcast. Part of it is an interview with the president, Fyvie Murray and part of it is 'a day in the life of' snippets of my day as a quilt judge.
Fyvie actually won Best in Show, which neither of us knew at the time of the interview. Her silk quilt, Wellington Sampler, was a lovely work depicting iconic Wellington landmarks. Fyvie displayed skilled stitching and quilting on the difficult silk fabrics, and an unusual colour palette that contributed to an eye-catching quilt.
Jenny Bacon Quilt Judge on The NZ Quilt Show
Jenny Bacon has been making quilts since the 1970’s when she took a class with the Embroidery Guild and learned to make a silk pincushion.
Jenny makes traditional quilts, describing needle-turn applique and hand quilting as favourite techniques, but she also makes art quilts, where she uses traditional techniques in non-traditional ways. She has won many awards and accolades for both styles of quilts.
Jenny is also a certified judge with the Quilters Guild of the British Isles and has travelled widely to judge quilt shows, including in the UK and the US, as well as New Zealand and her homeland Australia. Jenny is also an accomplished exhibition curator, being heavily involved in the biennial Golden Textures quilt exhibition.
Today I’m talking to Jenny at the Aotearoa Quilters education seminar in Wellington, New Zealand, where Jenny is teaching a three day intensive workshop titled ‘Judging at Quilt Shows’. Jenny lives in Maryborough on the East Coast of Australia.
To find out more information about The NZ Quilt Show, please visit my blog www.theslightlymadquiltlady.blogspot.com
The Towrags, SewEzi, Kathy Anso, Linda Rae, Bernina and Catherine MacDonald on The NZ Quilt Show
Welcome to the final Christchurch Symposium 2017 podcast. You can listen to the others in this series over on my podcast site here. It's been a busy few months for me, with a month's holiday, then selling the boat, and moving house, so I apologise to all my wonderful guests who have waited patiently for me to publish their interviews.
In this final roundup, you will hear:
The TOWRAGS (Totally Organised Women Religious Attending Group Sex Stitching) Sheryl Anicich, Irene, Debra DeLorenzo, Jeanie O’Sullivan and Gaynor. Missing is Ngaire and Pat. This group of talented women won four awards between them at Christchurch Quilt Symposium 2017. Their 'People of Colour' quilt won the merit award in the Power of Two category.
I get to talk to New Zealand's very own Catherine Davis-Colley, the designer of the SewEzi table. 2017 saw SewEzi celebrate 15 very succesful years of production.
Kathy Anso, talks to me about the Students of Nancy Crow exhibition that she curated.
Linda Rae, also part of the Students of Nancy Crow exhibition.
Glynn Singleton (Managing Director) and Rebecca Owen (Long Armer Extroidinaire) on the Bernina stand. Bernina were the major sponser of Christchurch Quilt Symposium 2017, providing 286 hire machines, 1.2 kilometres of duct tape, 120 extension leads and 130 multi boxes!! Plus multiple prizes, technical support and all those other wonderful things sponsors do.
2018 is Bernina's 125th anniversary, so some of the things Glynn talks about as coming up, are now rolling out. Keep your eyes peeled.
And finally I talk to Catherine MacDonald (the convener of the symposium). She and her trusty committee were ready for a much-needed nap by the end of the week!
Thank you to all my faithful listeners and wonderful guests. I'm orgnising a new line up for the rest of 2018, so stay tuned!
Amanda Stewart, Julia Arden, Helen Beaven and Julie Van der Putten on the NZ Quilt Show Podcast
It's that mad time of year again! Here in New Zealand, Christmas and New Year's coincide with our Summer holiday period, so it's six weeks off school for the kids and lots of families travel and holiday around this time. It's hot and busy and then there is the end of year stress with businesses and 'can you have it done by Christmas' requests. But in amongst the chaos, there is time for me to squeeze in one last podcast!
This episode features another set of short interviews from the National Quilt Symposium 2017. In the round-up we have:
Amanda Stewart from Provenance Textiles, supporting traditional individual craftspeople and groups in India and Cambodia.
Julia Arden, an Aotearoa Quilters member who entered three quilts into the 'Fragile' challenge. She used metallic car paint for the background of the 'Save the Arctic' quilt.
Helen Beaven, with her solo exhibition called 'Paint Modern' that began with a quilt that interpreted the knitting stitch form, but with paint on fabric instead of wool on needles.
(Apologies for the background noise. Helen's was a popular exhibit in a small and noisy area!)
And last, but definitely not least, Julie van der Putten aka Puddle, from Quiltbooks - who I missed getting a photo of, much to my chagrin! Julie is a delight to chat to and a regular at many of the quilt shows around NZ. So if you ever see her, stop by for a peruse at her books and haberdashery and then a good yarn with the lady herself.
Now it's time I said a huge thank you to all my lovely listeners and sponsors who have given me so much support over this past year. I really enjoy bringing the stories of our quiltmakers and professionals to you and I look forward to doing more of the same next year. I couldn't do it without you, so THANK YOU!! Have a wonderful, safe and peaceful holiday season, in whatever way you choose to celebrate and whatever season you are celebrating it in.
Rachel Maw, Kathleen Buford and Bobby Duncan on The NZ Quilt Show
This episode of The NZ Quilt Show podcast continues the National Quilt Symposium round up and includes interviews with Rachel Maw from Annie's Country Quilt Store, a lovely little quilt store in Ashburton, NZ; Kathleen Burford from the Migrant Women's Quilt Project; and Bobby Duncan of Fabric by Three, a family owned fabric dyeing company.
Head over to www.theslightlymadquiltlady.blogspot.com for show notes with more information.
Thank you to everyone who supports this podcast and helps me tell the stories of our quiltmakers, artists and professionals. If you would like to support me, head over to iTunes and leave a five star review, leave a donation here by using the donate button on the right hand side, or consider advertising your business by sponsoring an episode. Email me at email@example.com Cheers!
Charlotte Yde, Sharon Bradley and Lynda Brocklehurst on The NZ Quilt Show Podcast
This podcast episode continues my National Quilt Symposium theme with several shorter interviews conducted amongst the hustle and bustle of symposium itself. Enjoy!
Charlotte Yde is a talented textile artist from Denmark who made the long trip to New Zealand to teach at the National Quilt Symposium 2017. Charlotte is a delightful woman who generously shared with me the process of making her quilt, 'Life Cycle - Albatross', that was hanging in the tutor's exhibition.
Sharon Bradley from Waitomo SewWorms spoke to me about her merchant stand at Symposium and about her new fusible appliqué product developed by herself called Fusamat.
Lynda Brocklehurst was the winner of the postcard challenge. We discuss what the postcard challenge was all about, what the story behind Lynda's postcard was and we also have a thoughtful discussion about some of the other postcards that were on display.
To learn more, head over to my blog www.theslightlymadquiltlady.blogspot.com to find show notes for all my podcast episodes.
Thank you to everyone who supports this podcast and helps me tell the stories of our quiltmakers, artists and professionals. If you would like to support me, head over to iTunes and leave a five star review, leave a donation here, or consider advertising your business by sponsoring an episode. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Cheers!