Sunday, 23 October 2011

Countdown to Houston


I have finally had the time to pack my bags for the trip to Houston in Texas!  Only three more sleeps to go.

I have listed some of the classes for 2012 that still have places left.

Click on the Page icon to the right labelled "Classes for 2012" to see photographs and dates for the classes.  You can phone the relevant shop or let me know.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

It's Official!

The details for the Australasian Quilt Convention to be held in Melbourne in April 2012 have just been released and I will be teaching there!  I am so excited!

This will be a wonderful opportunity for me to be able to teach my quilts further afield.

I will be teaching "Pemberley" over a two day workshop and "Longbourne" over a second two day workshop.  Even better, two of my quilting buddies will also be teaching there: Deborah Louie and Kim Bradley.  I am looking forward to it already.

Check out the website via this link:

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Pemberley Beauties

Had a great class at Pioneer Patchwork yesterday, the last in a series of five to teach "Pemberley".

The girls have done extremely well. The quilt is a lot of hand work and it is a big job to keep up with the homework!

Here are some of the results, just to show the quilt in various colourways.

This is Denise's "Pemberley".  She has worked very hard and she loves purple.

The next one belongs to Ingrid Krapez.  She is the lovely owner of Pioneer Patchwork.  Her "Pemberley" is very pretty.

This one belongs to Claudine.  It is very striking with some fabrics with flowers on a black background.

This one is being made by Pat.  Her version looks soft and lacy.

This one belongs to Anne.  Very dramatic.

This belongs to my beautiful friend, Julie.  Way to go!  Love that turquoise!

This gorgeous "Pemberley" is being made by Kelly.  The colours are gorgy!

This "Pemberley" belongs to Mariette who, despite a hand injury, has done a beautiful job.  Congratulations!

This is Lesley's centre oval.  Lesley, don't worry - you will get there and I love your infectious laugh.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at these versions of "Pemberley".  Class was a lot of fun.  Thank you girls!  Happy sewing!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Thursday, 6 October, 2011

Welcome to my blog and my first post!

I have spent the day completing a project to be taught at the Country Pickin's Quilt Camp to be held at Katoomba in July 2012.  It is a large foundation pieced compass block with machine applique and piecing surrounding it.  I have made it in beautiful batik fabrics in colours of turquoise and orange - very unusual for me.  Yes, I can do colours other than repro!

I have also completed notes for a new table runner project to be published in Quilters' Companion magazine.  It is called "Kentucky" table runner and has been hand appliqued and quilted in lovely pinks and browns - more my usual palette.

Quite a productive day!

Back to work tomorrow at the gorgeous Pioneer Patchwork and a last lesson for girls making "Pemberley" there on Saturday.

Less than 3 weeks to go until I make the journey to Houston, Texas for the 2011 Quilt Market and Festival.   I am just a bit excited.

Hope to hear from you soon.