On the way ...
|Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Ruapehu|
|Kakepuku Mountain and Kawa Hill|
Kakepuku Mountain (~450m) and Kawa Hill are familiar landmarks from my childhood, although not so prominent from the air.
After arriving in Hamilton, I visited ArtsPost Gallery mainly to see Norma Slabbert's quilts in her Walled Garden exhibition. Unfortunately photos were not allowed.
Then a visit to Hamilton isn't complete without a trip to Donna Ward's Studio.
The Craft and Quilt Fair opened on Thursday, Wednesday was judging day. As I hadn't entered any quilts I volunteered to be a judges scribe.
It was an amazing experience, I learned heaps about the judging process. The experience also reconfirmed to me how varied judging can be - that a quilt can win in one show and not another.
From this I re-learned not to let non-selection, non-winning stop me creating and entering shows.
|Ansa Breytenbach's 'Christmas Star' Best of Show|
|closeup - amazing quilting and beading|
|Donna Ward's 'Pacific Spice' Best Bed Quilt|
The quilts from AQC's Free challenge were also exhibited:
|Bernardine Hine's 'Coreopsis', AQCs viewer choice|
|Gillian Shearer's 'I Am Nujood and I Am Free!', AQC runner up|