Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Another class SOLD OUT


The following class is SOLD OUT.  So please take a look at other classes and book as soon as possible.

Class Number
Class Description
Teacher
114
Kool Kaleidoscope
Hettie Pringle

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Rosettes ready for claiming by the winners


Mariëtte Venter and her amazing team of helpers from our guild have finished making the rosettes for the winners of the quilts entered for the 17th National Quilt Festival.

Unfortunately....... she is only prepared to share the box containing these rosettes with us, so I can’t show you more.

Knowing Mariëtte though, I can guarantee you that you will be just as chuffed with your rosette as with the fact that your entry won a prize.

Good luck, to those who have entered!!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Motifs, background quilting and border patterns – Marié du Toit

Class 103 – Page 32 - Monday & Tuesday, 1 & 2 July 2013 – Two Days

A quilter for 30 years already, Marié will teach you to try your hand at different free motion quilting patterns without marking your fabric as well as how to adapt these patterns for use on borders around a quilt.  Finish your practice stitching into a pillow cover to show off.

WARNING:  There are ONLY 2 spaces left in this class!!


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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Solving Solubles – Griet Lombard


Class 102 – Page 16 – Monday & Tuesday, 1 & 2 July 2013 – Two Days

A founder member of our very own Oranje Quilters’ Guild, Griet moved to New Zealand in 2008.  She returns to share some of her wisdom with us.



In this class you can experience the magic of discovering the lace you have created when dissolving the fabric.  Not only will the student learn to work with water soluble fabric but also how to use your newly created lace with confidence.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Bears Come out at Night - Maggie Ball


Class 101 – Page 26 - Monday, 1 July 2013 - Full day


This charming crib quilt or wall hanging features Saw Tooth Star Bear Paw blocks set with three sizes of Ohio Stars.

Emphasis will be placed on precise piecing (don’t we all need more of that?) and you’ll learn how to make your triangles accurate and pristine.  Now you can trust Maggie on this; as the author of 4 books, teaching throughout the USA, UK, Mongolia and South Africa she should know all about accuracy and having those triangles perfectly pieced.

Should you need more information or simply feel our photos do not live up to your standards, feel free to contact Maggie at:

maggie.quilter@gmail.com

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

SOLD OUT classes for the 17th National Quilt Festival


I unfortunately have to start with the sad (for those who still wanted to book) news......

The following classes are SOLD OUT.  So please take a look at the other classes and book as soon as possible.

Class number
Class description
Teacher
301
Experimental Textiles
Elaine Barnard
311
Scrapbook Quilts
Iessie Steenberg
504
Fabric Book
Macky Cilliers
604
Block-A-Day
Griet Lombard


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Monday, April 22, 2013

Focussing on individual classes at the 2013 Quilt Festival


For the next couple of posts I am going to focus on individual classes from our Festival Program. 

These will NOT be in any particular order and the reason for this is to give you the reader time to take a moment and focus on just one class.  I know whenever I get a new festival program I’m flabbergasted for a week or more, not knowing what to choose, where to start and what to book.  It also happened that the picture of the class did not appeal to me, I overlooked it, did not take the time to read the techniques involved; then ended up hearing from everyone who did the class, how wonderful it has been or how much new stuff they've learned.


So watch this space daily, share on your FACEBOOK and reconsider booking for a class you might have missed or overlooked initially.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Winners at the 2013 Bloem Show


Iessie Steenberg, the coordinator of our festival, you should now know, is everywhere and helps with most everything, so I was not too surprised when I got this neatly typed summary of the Bloem Show winners in quilting from her.  Unfortunately in copying these columns, it seems the last column goes off the center page.  I however think it is more important to see the category, winner and position  Thank you very much Iessie and congratulations to ALL our winners.

KUNS- EN TUISNYWERHEID AFDELING

Laslap en Kwiltwerk


Naam
Kwilt
Plek
Trofee
5.1  Tradisioneel

700   Groot



Sujanie van der Spoel
Blou Delft
1
*Iessie Steenberg Wisseltrofee – Beste Tradisionele Kwilt
*Mev H Odendaal Wisseltrofee -
Mees Uitstaande Artikel
*Anita Kleynhans Wisseltrofee –
Meeste Punte in die Laslap- & Kwiltwerk Afdeling
Iessie Steenberg
Liewe Iessie
2

Martie Botha
Granny’s Garden
3


701   Medium



Estelle Calitz   
Tradisioneel Kaleidoskoop

1

Amanda Pretorius
Log Cabin in Herfs
2

Linda Landman
Strippy Kaleidoskoop
3


702   Klein



Anna Raubenheimer
Grandma’s Heksagons
1

5.2 Innoverend

703   Groot



Magriet Bester 
Vryhand Kwiltwerk
1
Raadzaal Matlokaal Wisseltrofee –Beste Vryhand Masjien Gekwilte Artikel
Christa Gouws
Josefskleed
2


704   Medium



Regina Raubenheimer
God’s Jewels
1
Mariette Venter Wisseltrofee –
Beste Innoverende Kwilt
Christa Gouws 
Dear Dawn
2

Amanda Pretorius
Rytjie Kwilt
3


705   Klein



Amanda Pretorius
Mother Miniature
2

Neline Pienaar
Mother
3

5.3  Hand Appliek, Masjien gelas en Masjien Gekwilt

707   Medium



Mercia vd Merwe
Houses of Blessing
2


708   Klein



Susan Joubert
Bruid muurbehangsel
2

5.4   Masjien Appliek en Masjien Gelas

709   Groot



Gerda Breytenbach
Namibiese Plaaskwilt
1
Oranje Kwiltersgilde Wisseltrofee –
Beste Gekwilte Artikel
Lorene Erwee
Harte Kwilt
2

Petro vd Merwe
Kwilt
3


710   Medium



Estelle Calitz
Pienk Kwilt
1

Marianne le Roux
Harte Kwilt
2

Wilna Geel
Welkom-kwilt
3


711   Klein



Ritha Swanepoel
Round-Up at Sunset
1

5.5   Hand Geborduur, masjien gelas en Masjien Gekwilt

713   Medium



Gerda Breytenbach
Kreatiewe Kreature
1

Magriet Bester
Seetoneel
2

5.7   Kwilt in Totaal met Hand gemaak

718  Groot      



Elsa Wentzel
Blok in ’n box
2


720  Klein



Christa Gouws
Mamma
2

5.8  Tradisionele Miniatuur Kwilt

721                                                                                                                        



Christine von Wielligh
Tradisioneel. Miniatuur
1

Beginnerskwilt 

724   Medium



Sujanie van der Spoel
Pers & Pienk
1
Karin de Villiers Wisseltrofee – Beste Beginnerskwilt
Annarie vd Westhuizen
Beginnerskwilt
2

Estie Maartens
My goeie begin
3

5.10  Gebruiksartikel wat nie ‘n kwilt is nie

726



Estelle Calitz   
Kussing
1

Anina Louw
Kussing
2

Anina Louw
Kussing
3




5.12   Groepskwilte

728  Groot



Frances van der Walt
Friendship Harte
1

Rotary Cutters
Groepskwilt
2


729   Medium                          



Lena Rehne
Athena’s Little Owl
2

5.13   Ander Tegnieke

731                              



Sonja Stroebel
Puffy Quilt
1

Anida Etsebeth
Pofkwilt
2

5.15   Uitreik Kwilte

735



Johanna Moeketsi
Afrika Mense
1

Johanna Moeketsi
Familiefoto
2

Miriam
Kussing
3

5.16  Kunskwilte

736  Groot



Fabrice Rebouillat                                
Smithfield Autumn
1
Frances van Schalkwyk Wisseltrofee - Beoordelaarskeuse
Regina Raubenheimer
Rooi Papawers
2


737   Medium                          



Iessie Steenberg           
Voels met vere
1

Dalene van der Colff
Die wind waai

2

Marianne le Roux
Welkom in my Naaldwerkkamer
3

5.18   Kwilte gemaak deur Hoerskool-leerlinge

744   Klein



Calista von Wielligh
Woods
1
Best Youth Quilt Wisseltrofee –
persone onder 18 jaar