Sunday, May 1, 2011

Jenny's Trunk Show

Yes, another month has rolled around and it's time for another Trunk Show from the Thursday Night Girls, this time it is Jenny's turn to astonish and astound with her many beautiful quilts, bears and cross stitcheries.
Be warned, the Trunk Show posts by their very nature are photo heavy but well worth the viewing.
Words and Pics bought to us courtesy of Debby with help from Letitia.  Thanks Debby and Letitia.

Jenny had lots of lovely art work which she has bought from people selling on the side of the road in South Africa.  The Zulu women raise money for Aids.
Bead work is done by Zimbabwe instead of Zulus.  Unfortunately the women don't make as many of the beautiful items today.
Jenny started quilting 25 years ago when fabrics and books were very scarce.  Her 1st quilt is in South Africa with her Mom.  Jenny loves paper piecing and hand quilts all of them except 2, and Jenny has made a lot of quilts.
This quilt is her 2nd quilt, there wasn't much fabric due to apartheid.

 Jenny made this star quilt on the machine.
 This quilt is paper pieced by hand, its very worn and has been very loved over the years.  It used to be very bright.

This quilt is a polyester scotty dog quilt made for her daughter

 Jenny created this quilt using the strip piecing method, standing rows of pastel flowers, all with lemon centers

A Kaffe Fasset quilt, foundation pieced, love the colours

 A birthday quilt made for Jenny by her friends for her 40th birthday, naive red hearts, surrounded by a log cabin variation.

 Jenny used Margaret Rolfe foundation piecing patterns to make this story quilt for her Son.

 Hand Pieced Hexies in a 'Grandmothers Flower Garden', Jenny has pieced this quilt since arriving in Australia.

Love this one, Jenny has collected lots of Doilys and made a doily and denim quilt.  Doilys are hand embroidered.

Jenny made this 'Nelson Mandela' quilt.  One of her friends in South Africa made some of the fabrics.

 Jenny has said that she actually likes the back better.

Another strip pieced quilt.

 An around the world variation quilt with the addition of a 'Pies and Tarts' border

 Jenny took a long time to finish this quilt as she didn't really like it.  It's a paper pieced kite scrappy quilt.

 This is gorgeous, another paper pieced pastel quilt with beautiful appliqué flowers.  Jenny loves paper piecing.

Jenny created this soft pastel quilt using elongated hexagons.

 Jenny made this suffolk puff quilt last year, it is sooo cute and her dog George just loves it.

 Another hexy quilt Jenny started last year after visiting the Ipswich quilt show, where she saw the worlds longest quilt.  Yes, they are 1/2" hexies done in reproduction fabrics.  Jenny is just finishing it off.  It is a wall hanging.

 This is a raffle quilt she made and was quilted by our quilting fairy, Fiona.

 Another quilt made for a class that Jenny teaches at the Angel.  The flowers have raw edges, looks great.

 Jenny loves making mini quilts for her laundry.

 This was Jenny's first crazy patch bag and this is what got her hooked on crazy.
 More of her crazy quilting, 4 patch, crazy bags, small crazy wall quilt used as a teaching tool.

Oh my gosh, Jenny also loves making these gorgeous tiny winny cute teddy bears.  How adorable!

This motor bike has been made out of wire, very clever.  Another piece of art work made by a very clever man and sold on the side of the road in South Africa.
  Thank you so much Jenny, your Trunk Show and Tell was enjoyed by all.  You are a very clever lady, thanks for sharing with us  :)

All the Show and Tell are WIP's..

Yep, not a single completed article for Show and Tell on Wednesday, the Girls are all gearing up for our up coming TREE-mendous quilt show, and were all busily starting new projects or finishing off bindings etc.

Lorraine is stitching 'Love Is..' a freebie from Paula Stoddard, a link to this cutie is in our side bar.
 After many weeks of having her arm in a sling it was great to see Fae slowly getting back into her stitching, and Winnifred has tamed her paper pieced 'octopus', so named because it kept curling around her arm.  She is turning it into a European sized cushion cover.

Do have to confess though, there was an awful lot of skylarking going on, especially with Julie chasing around selling raffle tickets to our quilts, she got just about everyone, and not just a ticket mind you, a book a go!
Judy was about to launch into the binding on this vegetable themed stack and slash place mat, Innes is just finishing off the binding on her runner while Marguerite, Fran and Betty all had busy fingers but were enjoying a bit of a goss while hard at it.

Sheila is working on a requested Blue quilt for her Granddaughter Zoe, based on the Jan Mullins square in a square design and using motifs of all the loves in Zoe's life, her music, love of animals and marine creatures, and of course, a big X, love from Grandma.  Sheila is working on the quilt in sections and will join them after the quilting is completed.
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