Saturday, 26 March 2016
I am very excited to announce that I have joined with Amanda Daly to run an exclusive retreat at the Hunter Valley Hotel Academy, Kurri Kurri, NSW, from Friday afternoon 29 to Sunday afternoon 31 July, 2016.
We have both made new quilt projects to teach over the two days of the retreat.
All accommodation, meals, tuition and special goodies are included. It is going to be a fantastic weekend of stitching fun, laughter, eating and meeting new people.
My quilt is called "Wentworth". It is all hand stitched, using many of my techniques for English paper piecing and hand appliqué. I receive a lot of requests from ladies in the Hunter and central coast to join one of my classes. This is your chance.
This is my new quilt called "Wentworth" (unquilted here).
The centre of the quilt, sorry the photos are not great!
A sneak peek of the quilt on the longarm quilting machine of the very talented, super special Belinda Betts:
These are the three choices Amanda is offering her ladies. "Out of the Box", a contemporary twist on the traditional. This is a bed sized machine made quilt. Gorgeous colours!
Thursday, 24 March 2016
I had a very busy time in class at The Stitchers Cupboard today. Not much time to use the camera but a couple of progress pics.
Jan has completed the centre of her "Lambton" quilt ready for Lesson 3. It looks gorgeous.
Jenny added the scallop and coffin borders to her amazing black and yellow version.
Natalie got a lot of work done on more borders for her "Netherfield" medallion. This is the second quilt design in my Jane Austen collection. Wow, fabulous.
I recently received this lovely card and a gorgeous "mug rug" from Pat who lives in Perth. Pat joined me on last year's Whitecroft Jane Austen tour in the UK. It was so great to catch up with her recently when she was visiting Sydney with her husband.
Thank you so much Pat.
Saturday, 19 March 2016
Here is a selection of stunning "Lambton" quilts being made by the ladies in Camden.
First one is by Regina in purples, pinks, gold and green. I love her use of strong colour.
This is Shirley's quilt, which is very rich in olive greens, gold and red. Beautiful fussy cutting as well.
This is Maria's "Lambton" in pinks and blues with a touch of brown. We were working on the scallop borders.
My ladies at Friday sit and sew are working on a variety of different projects.
Robyn is on the last stretch of work for her lovely "Pemberley". Here is a collection of gorgeous Dresden plates and a heart corner block under way.
Kerry is working on a very pretty version of "Ashbourne Mill" in teal and purple.
Here are some delightful versions of "Lambton" being developed by my lovely ladies at Patchwork Plus, Miranda.
First is Kris' beautifully sewn, soft and lovely version in yellow, blue and mauve.
Tuesday, 15 March 2016
We always have a great time every Monday morning in class at The Stitchers Cupboard in Camden.
The girls are doing some amazing work and it is great to catch up on the gossip. Ha ha.
Sharon is the only one to tackle the extensive appliqué borders on my design called "Henrietta". She is even doing all of her appliqué by hand (mine was fused and machine stitched), a monumental task. It is going to be a masterpiece!