Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Welington girls day out

Yesterday, Helen Pedersen (right) and Catherine Hatfield came to Wellington to take me for a day out. Helen reads my blog and kindly comments so thats how we connected and Catherine is also a distance learner with Stitchbusiness doing the same course as I am. As our plan was to hit as many textile related things as possible I gave Dennis the camera so he could record more serious things like his visit to the Beehive. Where they took the camera off him. Sigh. So I have Helen to thank for these snaps.

Diana Parkes (centre below) had an exhibition of her work at a local gallery which we missed by a day or two but she kindly invited us to visit her studio and not only let us rummage through her sample books but also gave us a private explanation of each piece from the show. You can see more about her at her website.

For the record we managed four thread/fabric shops, one bead shop, lunch and Minerva the New Zealand Quilter bookshop. Plus an exhibit I saw the day before but didn't get to at the Deaprtment of Conservation where people had made items from discarded objects. If you scroll to the bottom of this link you can see some of the items.
Dennis meanwhile was equally excited about his day having got to sit in on Question Time at the Parliament. Ah well, each to his own.

Oh and we found this wall on a carpark. This is going in a quilt the moment I get back :)


Helen said...

Hi Helen

Yes, it was a bit of a sigh about the camera. You probably would have taken heaps more pictures than I did :-)

I had a great day so thanks for the opportunity to meet up. I look forward to seeing the progress of the 12 by 12 by 12 exhibit (and the book, exciting news that!)

Gerrie said...

I wish I had known you were visiting Diana. Love her work. I might make that car park wall into a quilt before you get home!!

floribunda... aka Julie said...

I think we should ALL make that carpark wall into quilts before Helen gets home -- it will server her right for taking such a long holiday!

Helen Conway said...

Lets do it - lets have a virtual car park quilt competition!