Today was the final day of teaching for my New Zealand trip.
I taught the second day of my "Longbourne" techniques class.
The ladies had done a little homework last night on their centre rectangle applique block including stems and urns.
Some ladies had never done English paper piecing so I was able to introduce them to the highly addictive world of fussy cutting and whip stitching. I hope they are now converts. We made samples of different shapes to take home.
I was so fortunate that the day was fine and Rachel took me out to see the awesome snow covered mountains from the road. Love it,
Thank you Rachel for your wonderful hospitality, all the beautiful home cooked meals and treats and the trips out and about. I look forward to returning.
It was lovely to see a big crowd of over 50 women at my show and tell presentation for Annie's Country Quilt Store in Ashburton last night.
I enjoyed showing all of the quilts I was able to fit in my suitcases this visit. These included "Pemberley", "Lambton", "Longbourne", "Winchester", "Hartfield", "Wentworth", as well as several pieces in progress and samples for patterns.
Here are some pieces of a "secret sewing project".
There was a great atmosphere.
Thank you for coming ladies.
Today I taught twenty ladies my techniques for hand applique. We worked on the centre applique rectangle for "Longbourne". We had a great classroom with plenty of space.
Plenty of yum yums for sale by Rachel of Annie's.
I have another busy day of teaching scheduled for tomorrow.
I have just completed the most magical three full days of teaching at the Vaughan Park Retreat Centre in Long Bay, north of Auckland for Patchwork Passion.
Thank you so much Robyn for your warm welcome and superb organisation of a most wonderful retreat. The ladies are indeed lucky to have such a wonderful shop in Auckland giving girls the opportunity to attend such a fabulous retreat. The venue was ideal, comfy beds, hot showers, delicious meals, an amazing view of the beach and a great workshop room.
All of the ladies worked very hard on their sewing and achieved some amazing results over the three days. Thank you to everyone who attended for your company, your enthusiasm and all the laughs. You were a joy to teach.
Here is a look at all the fabulous "Pemberley" centres. They are all gorgeous.
This one is by Robyn, such gorgeous colours and using a new Moda Collections for a Cause fabric in the scallops.
By Debbie, I love the soft purple and blue tones.
By Phillipa, in rich reds and pinks.
By Karen, who was a dynamo and was my "go to girl" for the next demonstration of techniques.
By Carolyn, an amazing departure to see my design in bright colours. I love it.
By Marianne with rich reds and blues.
By Isabel, in delicate colours with a beautiful pot.
By Marianne in lovely rich colours:
By Judy with a lovely combination of colours:
By Joy, who was working in a combination of Japanese woven fabrics and reproduction cottons.
By Elizabeth, with a very special pot.
By Lesley, also with an amazing pot and beautiful flowers.
Now here are all the different versions of "Lambton" which were made in class.
The first is by Cindy in wonderful reproduction blues and browns. Cindy achieved heaps of work. She is a very quick worker.
This is by Lynda in gorgeous teal and pink.
Here is Lynda holding hers up at the end of the day:
This is by Pauline who chose a border with beautiful colours which she has matched in the centre.
This is by Louise in gorgeous red and blue.
This is by Ann in pretty pink and teal with lovely fussy cutting.
This one is by Anna in dark blue and brown.
This beautiful one is by Lindsay using bright peach, green and blue.
This one is by Jenny using teal, brown and pink.
This is by Sally in red and blue.
I think you will agree I have had some amazing New Zealand students. Beautiful work. I look forward to seeing progress on these quilts.