Saturday, 22 October 2016
Another Busy Week of Classes
I have been teaching a lot again this week, too busy to post, sorry Michelle and Glynne, but here we go.
Sharon made two identical quilts from my "Now and Zen" pattern to be used as a fund raiser for the group "Everyone Can Dance". Great work Sharon.
The ladies who attend my workshops in Victor Harbor/Adelaide in South Australia get together every month or so to stitch together in a "Jane Austen Quilt Group". Helen sent me two delicious photos from the recent get together. This is Bron's very gorgeous small version of "Meryton" in blues, golds and pinks. Lovely!
This is a photo of Andrea's beautiful "Longbourne", now complete. Awesome!
Some more finished quilts, this is Jill's wonderful "Lambton" which she began in class at Jukejema Quilting Barn.
Margaret called in to see me when I was in Nowra to show me her amazing finished "Lambton" in bright jewel tones. It is really gorgeous.
Denise was working on her beautiful "Pemberley" in class at Patchwork Plus in Miranda on Wednesday. She is doing an amazing job.
Pauline was working on her fabulous "Lambton" blocks at Miranda. She has a delightful way with fussy cutting and colour.
Christine was also working on "Lambton" blocks at The Stitchers Cupboard in Camden. Lovely fussy cutting also.
Kerry was making hexagons for the corner blocks of "Wentworth" in brown and blue.
Saturday, 15 October 2016
The girls have been working very hard on their circular blocks for their versions of my "Pickled Paisley" quilt design. We put some blocks together in class yesterday.
Here is Jan showing the first row of her amazing quilt with fussy cut backgrounds.
Here is Kerry's version with delightful birds in the large pieces.
This is Jenny's first row using a beautiful Australian gum leaf print.
Now this is Sue's version which is also spectacular with fussy cut paisleys. Love them all.
Friday, 14 October 2016
Adelaide Retreat in March 2017: Pemberley, Lambton or Longbourne
I will be teaching for Helen Campbell of The Quilting Room for a theee day workshop next March, your choice to make Pemberley, Lambton or Longbourne. I rarely offer this much choice.
The dates are 25 to 27 March, 2017 and you have the option of staying with us in Warradale or attending during the day only.
These are always fun retreats with great company and beautiful food. For more information and bookings go to www.thequiltingroon.com.au. I hope you can join me.
Some more lovely work from ladies attending class at The Stitchers Cupboard in Camden.
This is Annette's beautiful centre in pink, blue and caramel.
These are the four very pretty blocks with large flower centres sewn by Christine in purple, pink, green and biscuit.
And some close ups for you.
Maryse also joined class today and we pieced together the blocks for her machine made sampler quilt called "Manderley", one of my earlier designs. It looks stunning in black, red, grey and white.
Thursday, 13 October 2016
Lots more teaching this week at various venues.
Maria brought in her sensational finished "Pemberley" which she recently received back from the very talented Katie Law of Nutmeg Quilting. Katie did a beautiful job of the custom quilting. It is a shame it cannot be seen very clearly on the photo.
Congratulations Maria, your quilt is stunning.
Michelle was working on the bias strips for the heart border of her lovely "Wentworth" centre in pinks and browns in Monday class at The Stitchers Cupboard. Gorgeous!
Lesley was working on her lovely "Longbourne" centre at Lyn's Fine Needlework at Baulkham Hills on Wednesday.
I love receiving photos of quilts my students finish after classes conclude! Otherwise, I do not get to see the finished results!
Bron has forwarded me a photo of her lovely small version of "Meryton" which she began in class on retreat with The Quilting Room in Victor Harbor. Her quilt is beautiful in blues and reds.
I will again be teaching for Helen Campbell of The Quilting Room next year. Please refer to her website at www.thequiltingroom.com.au for further details of the classes we have arranged. The classes will now take place in Adelaide and Helen offers different options with or without accommodation. I always have a lovely group of ladies who attend these retreats. You are welcome to join us!