The Great Lake Centre is in the centre of Taupo, just a 10-15 minute walk from Taupo-nui-a-Tia College where the classes, etc. took place. There was also a shuttle for those in a hurry or less inclined to walk.
As well as the Symposium exhibition, there were the Tutors quilts and SAQA's Trunk Show C.
On the Sunday morning I did a white glove duty - always a great way to get a better look at the quilts.
Just a few quilts that I liked.
Quilts by Tutors:
|Sandstorm over the White Desert, by Jenny Bowker|
|Star Sign, by Philippa Naylor|
|Psychedelic Big Bang by Susan Cleveland|
|by Wendy Ward|
The dress is a map of the South Island, so clever.
|The Comfort of Stitch by Lee-Ann Newton|
|Tradition with a Celtic Twist by Anna Williams|
Best of Show
|My Turkish Plate by Valda Sutton|
|Past Imperfect by Josie Willis|
One of my favourites by Josie WIllis. The quilt isn't wonky its just my photographing skills.
I spent quite awhile trying to work out how it was pieced.
Finally my quilts
|Out My Window II|
A larger version of my quilt that is in Beneath the Southern Sky Exhibition.
This quilt is loosely based on a bus blind and features the western suburbs of Wellington. Its a wholecloth that has been dyed, the letters were 'bleached' with Decolourant and trapuntoed.
The vertical line down the centre is just a shadow. This was my first effort using doilies after I started following Cindy Needham's blog and before she came to NZ earlier in the year.