Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Photo's from Stonestead 2nd Outdoor Quilt Festival...

Best Experienced and Best in Show Winner... Helen (Te Omanga Hospice), Fyvie (winner), Yvonne (Sawmillers Quiltery), and Barney! ...
Best Novice Winner ... Dorothy

Sorry that I've been absent, I hope you've missed me!

At long last here are some photo's from the recent outdoor quilt festival at Stonestead, it was the perfect day - 62 quilts on show, a number of challenges and display quilts. Lots of visitors for the festival and tearooms, and shoppers in the quiltery. Best in show was a magnificient Baltimore Quilt - absolutely stunning...

Its been a funny old week, amongst a series of bad things that have happened, also found out that the organisation that I have been doing my studies through has closed its doors, and in November took the student loans and departed offshore and they are now in Dubai!! A group of students are involved in contacting Public Trust and NZQA to see where we stand with our studies, to see if they can be transferred to another organisation, if NZQA will recognise them as it turns out the organisation was only 'accredited' NZQA status not 'recognised', and what happens with our student loans (especially if studies can't be transferred and we end up with nothing to show for the money spent) - arrgh - so long story short I've completed 6.5 modules which equals roughly 600 hours of work all with passes - a student loan that I'm paying for and nothing to show for it as currently everyones studies are in limbo!
Hope you've had an awesome weekend and beginning of the week... am going to spend some time catching up on all of your news via your blogs now.
Love and Hugs

7 comments:

By Hoki Quilts said...

Firstly Julz, wow, I bet the Dubai runner has knocked you for a row. bloomin heck these people are nothing but crooks and honest people like yourself, who actually work for what they want are damaged. I hope the NZQA can see that and offer you a suitable transfer and course. there is too much of this going on it needs to be sorted before more are ripped off.
Now to something nicer - wow, those quilts are just yummy. I miss good sized quilt shows and the motivation they breed.
hugs - Miche'le

kiwicarole said...

Yes I missed you! And I think I might need to come down to the next festival, it looks well worth the visit! Sorry to hear about the shady study institute. I can imagine you would all be so annoyed about that!! I guess in Dubai they can have a go at ripping off a whole new bunch of unsuspecting people. grrrrrr!

Shiree said...

Jules it all looks so wonderful, it woudl have been fabulous to be part of this. My local Twizel group is having a day similar to this on March 13th, an we plan on hanging our quilts amongst some of the trees down at the rowing complex.
What a real horror story about your studies, absolutely gutted!! I am not sure how this can be allowed to happen, and yet it does with what appears to be very seemingly credible organisations

Leanne said...

Looks like it was loads of fun

Yvonne & Kevin said...

Oh, Julie, why didn't you tell us last night!! What a hassle for you, but we are thinking of you & hope that everything works out OK, what a horrible time you have had, love the pics from the festival, also love Diesel, he has beautiful eyes!
Love you
Yvonne xoxo

Deb said...

Julz, finally got to read your blog. What a sh.. of a week you had. What a pack of mumble mumble those people are, as Miche'le says straight out crooks. Hope they get chopped off at the knees and caught out. Scumbags.....
(sorry wee rant there on your behalf lol)
Love the photos, I WILL get there one year...
hugs Deb

Anonymous said...

Who is the lovely wee Bichon? - Miss Millie wants to know. See you next weekend. Only working Sunday. Denny