Posts Tagged ‘New Zealand’

Wellington, New Zealand


I am finally getting to my last few pictures of my journey across the north island of New Zealand. The day had low clouds obscuring the mountains with patches of drizzly rain. I went through several towns that looked like this with just a few older buildings on each side of the street. It felt […]

Mixed Media Painted Fabric with the Rose City Quilters


The Rose City Quilters of Palmerston North booked me to come to New Zealand to give a lecture at their Quilt show, judge their quilt challenge (yikes, that was out of my comfort zone, not that giving a lecture is but at least I have done that a few times) and give a workshop. These […]

Palmerston North, New Zealand


Erilyn, my host in Palmerston north lives on 3 1/2 acres with her own mini farm with a fruit orchard, flock of sheep and a clutch of “chooks”. One of the first things I wanted to do the next morning was to meet Erilyn’s sheep. What a beautiful face. This is my friend Casper, who […]

The Road to Palmerston North


The Rose City Quilt Guild of Palmerston North was responsible for booking and bringing me to New Zealand to give a lecture and workshop for their Quilt show. So I was very excited to start our drive south to meet the people who made all this happen. One of the first stops Erilyn and I […]



Another excursion I took was about a 20 minute drive over rolling green hills dotted with cows, sheep and deer from Rotorua.  Wai-mangu is a lushly forested gorge and is the worlds youngest geothermal environment, the only one created during written history.  If you click on the photo below you can read about how this […]



I am actually back home now, from my fantastic trip to New Zealand. I loved every minute, it was soooo good for my soul! I was so well cared for by my hosts, I had warm and friendly students in every class. The air was so clean and fresh, the water so soft, I could […]

On to Rotorua and Wai-O-Tapu


When I finished up in Auckland I took a bus to Rotorua, an area known for its geothermal pools. This area is quite a tourist destination, and for good reason it is fascinating, but now that it is fall and being off season it’s pretty quiet. My hotel, The Princes Gate originally built in the […]

Auckland workshops


This is a group shot of my first class with the Auckland Patchworkers and Quilt Guild teaching Tsukineko Inks. We had a great day with our class just down the road from Glens at a boating club. The following day we moved to another part of Auckland to have the painted whole cloth fabric class. […]

Day one in New Zealand


What an amazing introduction to New Zealand I had with my host Glen at her lovely home on the beach in Milford, a suburb of Auckland. This is the view from her balcony. Just a little bleary eyed but happy to be on the ground again after 17 hours of travel. Glen and I took […]