Friday, 1 July 2016


My quilt has returned from its trip into the QuiltNSW Sydney Show, with his ribbon.

It has been a very busy couple of weeks for me.

It was great to have two days off from teaching so I could get my notes written up for my Kurri Kurri retreat at the end of July.  All done!  

Bring on the retreat!

"Lambton" at Jukejema Quilting Barn, Nowra

See, I have not forgotten to post, Michelle and Glynn. Hope you are both getting some sewing done?

I had a lovely day in Nowra today with the Friday "Lambton" class.

Here is a photo fest of the ladies work.

Here is an assortment of beautiful blocks from Lesson 3.

Thanks for the day, ladies.

Monday, 27 June 2016

Dates Set for "Hartfield" Classes

Dates have now been set for some of the 2017 classes for my newest Jane Austen quilt called "Hartfield".  

This will be a fun quilt to make as it contains many different English Paper Pieced elements in a medallion quilt of different blocks and borders.  


There is a Friday and a Saturday option at The Stitchers Cupboard, Camden (4655 8348).

There is also a Friday and a Saturday option at Jukejema Quilting Barn, Nowra (4421 2577). 

Places are already booking so please phone the relevant store to secure your place.

I will also be offering this quilt to my students at Patchwork Plus and Hobbysew Kings Park.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Another Busy Day at the QuiltNSW Sydney Show

Here I am at the entrance to the quilt display at the Sydney Quilt Show, showing my hoop design.

Here is the work of some of my very talented tutor friends. We were all asked by the QuiltNSW Committee to contribute a design for the display.  It was fun to pick which one belonged to which quilter.

The first one is a gorgeous felt and embroidered tree by Wendy Williams.

This is a classic Australian gum leaf design by Amanda Daly, President of QuiltNSW.


This one is very much a signature Deborah Louie, quilted in black thread and then coloured with pencils.

This one is by very clever textile artist, Caroline Sharkey. She loves the colours of the desert.


It was great to see some of my students work on display.  Well done ladies.  It is a lot of work to get a quilt ready for the Show.

This is "Blue Lotus" by Robyn Harris, quilted by Jan Foster of Red Shed Quilting.

This is "Longbourne" by Natalie Wall, quilted by Veronica Appleyard of Appleyard Cottage Quilting.


This is "Hunsford" by Dianne Kearns, quilted by Veronica Appleyard of Appleyard Cottage Quilting.

I also had another visit to see my quilt "Wentworth" hanging in the Show.

It was great to see Glynne and her daughter at the Show, amongst many other friends.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Jukejema Quilting Barn "Lambton" Class

Lots of progress was made today on the "Lambton" quilts in Saturday class at Jukejema.  We sorted out lots of colours and had fun playing with fabric.

Here is a selection of photos of all the different versions.  Wow!

The first one is by Jo, featuring navy blue, soft brown, pink and grey green.  Lovely.

Next is Donna's version with a beautiful combination of colours.

Karen's is also gorgeous in rich purple and red.

Louise has used reds, blues and soft gold.  I love her soft blue circle.

This beautiful centre is by Lee-Anne.

This one is by Sharon in lots of different pinks and reds.

Another Sharon is making a unique version with the addition of some felt appliqué.

I know lots of ladies enjoyed seeing Carol's beautiful Dresden plate with the repetition of the same fussy cut motif. Here it is, with more added.

Hope you enjoyed the photos.  Hello to Michelle and Glynne.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Lambton Blocks and Centres at The Stitchers Cupboard

Lots more "Lambton" activity at The Stitchers Cupboard classes in Camden.

This is Julie's lovely block, glued in position and ready for stitching.

Sharon has made all the components for the four blocks with Dresden centres. She laid them out for a show and tell.

I love this baby Dresden flower with its alternating blue petals.  Gorgeous!

This is Maria's very pretty block.


This is Christine's centre in strong pinks, purples and greens.

This is Melanie's beautiful centre using lots of fancy fussy cuts from a stunning orange, cream and blue special fabric.

This one belongs to Chris.  Gorgeous, love the red medallions in the scallop border.

Hi Michelle and Glynne, I hope you enjoyed the show and tell.