What is Coast to Coast

This is an event held every second year in the Wellington region. A day long event for quilters from all over the region and New Zealand to show and tell, shop, share, laugh and learn together. This year's event is proudly hosted by Capital Quilters.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Check out Fabrications 2011

Coast to Coast 2010 was such a big success, we've decided to create a different event for this year, with some things in common with Coast to Coast (venue, vendors, quilts to look at) and things that are different (lots of other textile crafts present, no speaker but classes, demonstrations.
Great cafe, great day. both halls! Go on over to our Fabrications Blog for more information

Fabrications 2011

Hi there! Go over to our Fabrications blog for news of our big event on Nov 19th.

Monday, November 29, 2010

What a great day!! Winners.

So much to post about this fabulous day. I've been waiting for photos but so far no good ones, but I can talk about winners.
The Christmas Card Challenge had three categories, but the Traditional category was so well subscribed, the wonderful Ann Scott from NZ Quilter and Minerva Gallery donated a second prize. She also judged the event, stepping in to replace Robyn at the last minute. What a star!
These are our winners:
Best Traditional Christmas
Card: Noel – by Fyvie Murray
Runner up: Going to Nanas – Claire Smith
Best Japanese-Inspired Christmas Card: Japanese Chrissy Missey - Pam Lorimar
Viewers' choice: Jandals - Helen Beaven

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Confirmed topic for tomorrow's talk

Hi all,
Leimomi confirmed today that she will be speaking about the Eastern influence on Western fashion, including such fashion trends as Japonisme and Chinoiserie (fashion inspired by Japan and China respectively). There will be at least seven gorgeous historical reproduction gowns modelled, and today she tells me she is 'making another bustle' so we're really keeping her on her toes!
See you there! And do feel free to wear something inspired by Japan!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Last minute change of speaker!

It's Thursday evening and while I was at Massey University helping Leimomi Oakes get  models ready for her talk on Pompeii to Paris, I got a message that Robyn Burgess is unable to speak at Coast to Coast due to a family bereavement. Such sad news and our thoughts are all with Robyn at this sad time for her.
But Coast to Coast must go on and so right there and then I was able to secure Leimomi as our replacement speaker, as well as some of the models.
We didn't have time to confirm the exact topic, but there will be full reproduction costumes modelled, there may be some on the Japonisme movement, in keeping with our theme:
And due to the shortness of the notice, there may be some cross over with her other events, "From the Streets of Pompeii to the Salons of Paris", and "Capturing the Mode."

A group photo from the June Pompeii to Paris talk - Leimomi on far right in Roman costume.
It's not quite about quilting, admittedly, but Leimomi has delighted audiences at quilting guilds with her talks on historical textiles all around the lower North Island. A part time lecturer in the history of textiles at Massey University in Wellington, she is also a popular speaker, designer of costumes and wedding dresses, and an all round lovely, warm, engaging person!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

How to make your Challenge displayable!

Dear Challenge makers, we will be mounting your gorgeous offerings onto calico quilt screen using pins. If yours is too stiff to be pinned, or you don't want it to be pinned, please attach a fabric flange to the top, or mount it on stiff paper or something, so we can pin it from that instead. :)
Oh logistics!!!

Counting down!

It's all happening this week, and here are some things we can finally confirm:
  • Ham and egg won over beef as the third sandwich choice!
  • We will let people in from 9.30am bit if you get there early and the merchants are set up then we won't make you stand outside, we promise! :)
  • We have sold heaps and heaps of tickets but there is plenty more room so if you haven't pre purchased, please come anyway and pay at the door. Still $10, lunch $5 extra
  • Thimbles and Threads alas cannot be with us but Sharon sends her regards and is supporting us with prize contributions. Thank you Sharon and get well soon!
And that's about it from me until the big day! If you have questions, just click on the email link in the side bar.