They are holding their first Show for a few years having pulled out of participating in the Craft Show.
The first Challenge is "Flight". After a trip to Kauwau Island where I was entertained by an amorous Peacock I decided on a Quilt "Do Peacocks Fly?"
My personal challenge was to use "Improv"(Improvisational) methods while knowing it might not be so acceptable to the traditionalists. This indeed was a challenge. It started off fine and I made the base of the quilt and was thrilled with the colours and techniques. I painted loose grass forms on the background.
Then it all happened. On observing the peacock photos more carefully I decided the piece needed some glitz. I had free motioned feather outlines, then appliqued chiffon under the blue circles and over the feathers. I discharge dyed some of the chiffons below the circles as I observed patterns in that area. My two majors were the chiffon frayed more than I had intended and my machine jammed. Luckily I had been given a reserve machine and twin needled around all the feathers with hand in day fast approaching.
I was not completely happy with the quilt but handed it in so there were some entries to select from for Auckland. There were only five and three had to be picked. I was not surprised mine was not one of the three. I have taken it home to add more quilting to the green background.